2018 Kia Niro Detroit MI

Over the past few years, green vehicles have seen a huge boom in popularity as more and more consumers are choosing more fuel-efficient cars. This also coincides with the growth in the subcompact SUV class as drivers are turning in their bigger, bulkier SUVs for ones that are smaller, nimbler and more fuel-efficient. That's why in 2016 Kia debuted the Kia Niro, its first ever hybrid-subcompact SUV.

The Kia Niro was met with wide acclaim and praise and marked a huge success for Kia. Now the 2018 Kia Niro builds off that success by improving on its predecessor to make it an even better value for consumers. Whether you're looking for an SUV that offers great fuel economy, a spacious interior for passengers and cargo, or the latest in in-car technology, the 2018 Kia Niro delivers all that and more. Let's take a closer look at the 2018 Kia Niro's features.

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Fuel Economy

Since the 2018 Kia Niro is a hybrid SUV, of course, its most impressive feature is going to be its fuel economy. With the standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and Full Parallel Hybrid System, you get an incredible EPA-estimated 50 combined MPG. Think of all the money you'll save at the gas pump!


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Passenger & Cargo Space

The reason that you would choose a hybrid-SUV instead of a hybrid-car is that it offers more space for your passengers and cargo. The 2018 Kia Niro has plenty of space to fit whatever you're hauling. Comfortably seat five with 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, or fold the seats down to unlock the maximum interior cargo volume of 54.5 cubic feet.


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The 2018 Kia Niro isn't just an SUV with a great fuel economy, though, it also comes with the latest in in-car technology, like the available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ that allows you to integrate your smartphone. Plus, the infotainment touchscreen display makes it easy to use all your favorite apps.

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However, all these great features and capabilities pale in comparison when it comes to driving a car that you know will keep you safe. That's why the 2018 Kia Niro comes with Kia's Drive Wise, a suite of available driver-assistive technologies to keep you as safe on the road as possible. Features in the suite include:

  • Blind spot detection 

  • Lane Change Assist 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

  • Smart Cruise Control 

  • Forward Collision Warning System 

  • Lane Keep Assist System 

  • Park Assist System 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Niro or take it for a test drive yourself? Contact our staff at Serra Kia for more information or to schedule an appointment today! 
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What’s New in the 2018 Kia Niro?

The Kia Niro is part of Kia’s two-car hybrid lineup and is Kia’s only crossover, hatchback-style hybrid. The Niro has quickly become a success for Kia because customers love the added space you don’t normally get in a hybrid, while still getting the phenomenal fuel-efficiency you’d expect. So, what’s new about the 2018 Kia Niro compared to its 2017 predecessor?