2017 Kia Niro Fuel Economy and Performance Specs
The Kia Niro stands out in the crossover segment for a number of reasons… it’s practical, affordable and it’s a hybrid. The Niro isn’t the first vehicle to provide all those qualities, but it just may be the first to combine them all. After all, a hybrid vehicle starting at a low MSRP of $22,890 certainly makes the 2017 Kia Niro worthy of some attention, and it only gets better once you start exploring the crossover’s fuel economy and performance specs.
2017 Niro Crossover Efficiency
Because it’s a hybrid, drivers should expect the Niro to be plenty efficient for their driving needs. Even so, you might be surprised by just how efficient such a crossover can actually be.
In fact, despite being a larger vehicle, the Niro rivals many hybrid sedans out there by being capable of achieving up to 52 mpg city and 49 mpg highway. This means that the Niro has a maximum estimated total driving range of 595 miles. To put that into perspective, that is like driving from Fort Worth TX to New Orleans without having to stop once for gas… and you’d likely still have some gas left over.
2017 Niro Performance and Engine Specs
Don’t let the Niro’s impressive efficiency figures fool you, though. This crossover is still plenty fun to drive and can pack a punch. With a 104-horsepower gasoline engine combined with a 43-horsepower electric motor, the Niro pumps out 139 horsepower. But, what will really get the car up and going for a thrilling driving experience is the incredible 195 lb-ft of torque from the combined system.
With all this in mind, it seems clear the Niro is a great option for a new crossover. Whether you’re looking for something affordable, fun to drive, versatile or efficient, it doesn’t matter. The 2017 Kia Niro can do it all thanks to its impressive fuel economy and exhilarating performance specs. Be sure to check back to the Moritz Kia blog to learn more about all the latest Kia vehicles.