2018 Kia Niro Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,087 - $26,456
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
52 City / 49 HWY
Horsepower
139
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,087 - $26,456
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
52 City / 49 HWY
Horsepower
139
Seats
5

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.2 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

Available as a hybrid or as a plug-in hybrid, the stylish 2018 Kia Niro is a family-friendly 4-door hatchback with outstanding fuel economy and impressive safety and convenience features. Introduced just last year, the new Kia Niro competes with the best-selling Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max, Chevy Volt and the similar Hyundai Ioniq. And with a combined city/highway fuel-economy rating of 50 mpg, the Niro Hybrid is one of the most efficient in the class.

Kia Niro Models & Trims

LX Hybrid $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Hybrid $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Premium Hybrid $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Premium $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
FE $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $22,087 - $26,456*
Horsepower: 139 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.75

44 Reviews

75% 25% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Hybrid is awesome I have a hour commute to work every morning.

I love it. The only issue I have ever had with it, is that twice now the breaks have engaged very hard causing more breaking than I expected. I do wish the voice command system was better as it seems to "freeze" and "think" about your commands for a good while or until you deactivate the system. But this is a leisure item so it is not that important. I love the gas mileage and the storage space.

- Kramer H

The amazing gas saving smooth driving Kia Niro, best purchase ever!

It is amazing! For a hybrid it has great acceleration. The features are amazing I love the light up door handles. The android auto app with the google assistant is outstanding! The seats are comfortable. I am in love with this car. I have had many Kia's now and having the Kia 10 year 100, 000 mile warranty there to cover the hybrid battery is peace of mind. Highly endorse!

- Becky B

It saves so much money in gas. The amount of gas this car uses on one tank is so awesome!

I love how the car saves so much on gas. I love the room the car has while feeling like a mini SUV. I love the trunk space, but I do have to slam the trunk or wind up opening the trunk to close it a second time because it's finicky(or maybe that's just mine). I love the passenger air controls. I love the navigation controls and display as well as the stereo display.

- Heather K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,087 - $26,456
$22,087 - $26,456

Horsepower

Horsepower
139 hp
139 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L I4 16
1.6L I4 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P225/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35 ft.
35 ft.

Length

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3199 .lbs
3199 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
139 hp
139 hp

Torque

Torque
195 ft. lbs.
195 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
49 mpg
49 mpg

City

City
51 mpg
51 mpg

Highway

Highway
46 mpg
46 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings