Vehicle Reviews:
2017 Kia Niro Review

Introducing the 2017 King Nero! Oh, wait, excuse us…we meant the 2017 Kia Niro. While the Kia Niro might not be the Emperor of Ancient Rome, it’s certainly the emperor of a new order: the hybrid-crossover class.

This class takes two of the hottest segments in the automotive world (efficient hybrids and accommodating crossovers) and melts them into one. If that’s not a feat for the history books, then we don’t know what is.

Our team at Jim Sipala’s Kia of West Chester wrote this helpful vehicle review for our friends in West Chester, Philadelphia, Ardmore, Springfield, Exton, Wilmington, and the surrounding communities. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to talk!

What Makes The 2017 Kia Niro So Special?

Well, like we mentioned above, it’s a hybrid-crossover vehicle. That means you get the money-saving fuel economy ratings of a hybrid. That means that you get the capacious interior dimensions of a crossover. That means you get the best of both worlds, friend.

Fuel efficiency: With the Niro’s 1.6L GDI engine, you can enjoy liberating capabilities like 52 MPG in the city, 49 MPG on the highway, and 50 combined MPG.1 For years, you’ve been reading about the tyranny of Nero. Now, you can finally read something about the freedom of the Niro.

Passenger room: Front-seat passengers can take advantage of 40.1 inches of headroom, 41.7 inches of legroom, 56 inches of shoulder room, and 53.7 inches of hip room. Back-seat passengers won’t feel too cramped, either, with 39.1 inches of headroom, 37.4 inches of legroom, 55.2 inches of shoulder room, and 48.3 inches of hip room. All in all, there’s 97.1 cubic feet for passengers in this Kia. Stretch out!

Engine Power & Cargo Capacity

But that’s not all! With many vehicles, there’s an inherent tradeoff between fuel efficiency/engine power and passenger room/cargo capacity. In other words, the more efficient the vehicle, the less powerful its engine, and the more room for passengers, the less space for cargo.

But that’s not the case with the 2017 Kia Niro. In addition to the fuel economy specifications and passenger measurements outlined above, it offers plenty of engine power and cargo space.

Kia’s 1.6L GDI engine delivers up to 139 horsepower and up to 195 lb-ft of torque. Keep the seats up, and you’ll have 19.4 cubic feet for cargo at your disposal; put them down, and you’ll have 54.5 cubic feet. Those numbers are very good for both departments. That’s the no-compromise 2017 Kia Niro.

Test Drive The 2017 Niro At Kia Of West Chester Today

Are you interested in taking this hybrid-crossover for a spin? If so, you can do just that at Kia of West Chester. Simply contact us today to schedule your exclusive test drive.

There are three ways to get a hold of us: call us, chat with us online, or stop by our showroom.

1. The 2017 Niro FE has an EPA-estimated 52 MPG in the city, 49 MPG on the highway, and 50 combined MPG. Based on EPA estimates. Niro FE used for driving estimate. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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