2018 Kia Niro in Naples, FL

2018 Kia Niro driving on a highway through a city after dark

Driving a hybrid vehicle used to be a cause for derision. Now, many drivers have started to pay attention to how their vehicle is affecting the environment and are switching to driving a hybrid. Luckily, the hybrid market has become so popular, and as such, there are plenty of different varieties to consider. For example, there are now hybrid SUVs, whereas there used to only be compact, small vehicles. With a hybrid vehicle like the 2018 Kia Niro, drivers are able to experience high powered performance and plenty of interior space while retaining the fuel efficiency of the hybrid system. Learn more about your Kia hybrid options, especially the 2018 Kia Niro in Naples, FL, at Airport Kia.

2018 Kia Niro Performance and Interior Specs

When it comes to performance the 2018 Kia Niro provides more than most drivers would expect from a hybrid. With the combination of a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine and an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor, the 2018 Kia Niro is able to churn out 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. If you were using just the 1.6L four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Kia Niro produces 104 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the real benefit of the 2018 Kia Niro is the fuel economy, which is an impressive EPA estimated combined rating of 49 mpg with 16-inch wheels. If you choose a trim with 18-inch wheels, the fuel economy changes to an EPA estimated 43 mpg combined. Regardless of which wheel size, the 2018 Kia Niro does better in the city, with an estimated 51 mpg for the 16-inch or 46 mpg for the 18-inch.

The benefit of having an SUV is that you'll have plenty of space for passengers and cargo. Overall, the passenger volume of the 2018 Kia Niro is 100.9 cubic feet, which breaks down to provide plenty of space for passengers in both the front and rear row. For many, the most important dimensions to consider are the head and leg room. In the 2018 Kia Niro in the front row, there is 40.1 inches of head room and 41.7 inches of leg room. These dimensions only slightly drop in the second row, with 39.1 inches of head room and 37.4 inches of leg room, providing passengers with more than enough room so that they don't feel cramped. When you get all five people in the 2018 Kia Niro, you'll likely need to accommodate some of their cargo, which you'll certainly be able to do with the 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space that is provided when the seats are up. If you need more space for your items and less for passengers, fold down the rear seats for an increase to 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space.