2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Kia Sportage

The newest arrival on the lot among the hybrid crossover class is the red-hot 2017 Kia Niro, which averages more than 50 MPG in its base FE trim. But we've shown off its features elsewhere; here we will compare it with similarly-sized vehicles in the Kia stable so you can see which model has the proper performance and features you need.

A similarly-sized model among Kia hybrids would be the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, which provides great fuel economy for a sedan with 39 mpg city, 46 mpg highway, even if it is a few miles per gallon less than the 2017 Niro. The Optima Hybrid does have more performance, with 192 combined horsepower between its combo gas engine and electric motor. The 2017 Kia Optima gas-only model has a higher peak HP at 245 and more cargo room in its trunk than the 2017 Optima Hybrid, but comes with a reduction in fuel economy to a peak of around 32 combined MPG.

The closest Kia crossover to the 2017 Niro would be the 2017 Sportage, which is also a crossover vehicle, but with a gas-only powertrain. While the 2017 Niro has 139 HP and 54.5 cubic feet for cargo, the 2017 Sportage has 181 HP in its base trim and a throaty 240 HP in its top-line trim, as well as a bump up in cargo room with 60.1 cubic feet.

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 Model Top MPG (City, Highway) Top Net Horsepower Cargo Room (Cubic Feet)
2017 Kia Niro (hybrid crossover) 52, 49 139 54.5
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid (hybrid sedan) 39, 46 192 13.4
2017 Kia Optima (midsize sedan) 28, 37 245 15.9
2017 Kia Sportage (small SUV) 23, 30 240 60.1

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All of these models come with:

  • Available UVO3 eServices, with 8GB for music storage, streaming audio, access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
  • The industry's leading warranty coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain and five years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage.

Which model you choose depends on your driving needs. Would you like a crossover with great cargo room and award-winning design? Then go for a 2017 Sportage. Ready for an eco-friendly crossover with the best fuel economy in its class? Then opt for the 2017 Niro. And if you prefer a sedan, then you can either go for one with greater fuel economy (2017 Optima Hybrid) or one with greater power (2017 Optima) - both have great tech features and style.

We look forward to showing you the model(s) of your choice at Airport Kia, 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the area including Fort Myers, Estero and Cape Coral, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island. For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to set up a test drive for a model today.

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