Hey all you Sassy Kia Enthusiasts!
As most of you know, I am a true fan of the Kia brand! So it really is no surprise that I was totally stoked when I was given the opportunity to test out the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid. If I am being completely honest with YOU and MYSELF, I was a tad bit annoyed when they came and picked up the futuristic cutie. LOL!
OK! Rant over! Now let’s get down to business!
You probably already know, but Kia is MAJOR! While in the lab designing all of their fab NEW rides they found a way to combine the best of both worlds. In my opinion they took the SWAG of some really COOL brands, and the durability and strength of some tried and TRUE favorites and produced an totally EPIC and ICONIC brand. Way to go Kia! #FanForever!
Well now they have taken things a step further and designed A Smarter Kind of Crossover, called The Kia Niro. Woooo! Exciting right!
Check out 5 reasons why I am in love with this vehicle!
The First of its Kind
The Kia Niro set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle. It achieves an EPA-est. 50 mpg combined and a near-600-mile range. And it features a high-efficiency 1.6L GDI engine and a smooth-transitioning dual-clutch automatic transmission that deliver pure fun behind the wheel. #TotalInnovation!
OK! I am convinced that the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid was sent to us from the future! When I first saw it a few months back during a Kia Media Drive, my initial thought was, wow impressive. However, while actually experiencing the vehicle my thought was, futuristic! This is the first mainstream model of its kind to combine the cargo space of a crossover with fuel economy that tops 50 mpg in its base trim option. #Wowsers! It literally felt like I was in a spaceship setting while driving the vehicle.
Harman/Kardon Audio System
If you know me, you know that I am a lover of what I consider to be GREAT music. You will also know that I am a huge fan of an EXTRAORDINARY sound system. I can’t help it! It is totally in my DNA! My entire family is the same.
There a tons of Major audio systems on the market, but the ONE system that can actually keep me listening to a song that I claimed to have not liked, or that will make me NOT care about sitting in traffic for extended times is the Harman/Kardon! The Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 8 Speakers, and Integrated Subwoofer is Dope! It is MAJOR! It is EVERYTHING!
Cabin Atmosphere and Space
Every time I stepped foot in the Niro’s cabin I felt a sense of serenity, almost like a calmness. It was totally amazing and incredibly comfortable!
True! The Niro is a compact crossover, but the way the cabin is designed I felt like I was in a much larger vehicle.
OMG! The Niro completely obliterates most of the subcompact crossovers on the market. The hybrid powertrain (combination gas engine and electric motor) gets you MAJOR fuel savings. As stated above, It achieves an EPA-est. 50 mpg combined and a near-600-mile range. Now that is a Smarter Kind Of Crossover!
This futuristic SUV comes equipped with a 1.6L (GDl) 4-Cyl Engine w/43hp Electric Motor, 6-speed dual clutch transmission. Additionally, the vehicle gets 46 mpg city and 40 mpg highway (43 combined).
- Serene cabin. I felt at peace every time I entered.
- Cabin space is larger than expected.
- Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 8 Speakers, and Integrated Subwoofer.
- UVO eServices with 8″ Touch-Screen Display, Voice-Command Navigation System.
- The Kia Niro sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle.
NEED A LITTLE FIX!
- This model DOES NOT have a Smart Hands Free Power Liftgate.
The All-New 2017 Kia Niro comes in five trim levels—FE, LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition, Touring. Starting MSRP price: of $22,89.00, price tested: $32,445.00.
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Now Sassy Peeps! I have a two part question….Do you guys love the this all new 2017 KIA NIRO? If so, tell us what you like most about it? Inquiring minds want to know!
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