When Kia released its 2019 edition of Niro, experts tagged it as one of the most efficiency-oriented hatchbacksthat also makes a wonderful family car choice. To say to they meant that the 2019 Kia Niro has no pretense about any of its facets, and it keeps every word that was given by Kia during its launch.
2019 Kia Niro Lineup
The best part of the 2019 Kia Niro is that every version of it comes with a hybrid battery. For 2019 the Kia Niro can be chosen from two attractive flavors, one being the hybrid and other as plug-in hybrid. For 2019, Kia has lined up the Niro in FE, LX, EX, S Touring, and Touring trim levels, among which the Niro Plug-In Hybrid can be ordered from the LX, EX, and EX Premium trim levels. All these make a dynamic lineup of the Kia Niro for the year 2019 that we got to explore at one of the most reputed showrooms of the Conroe Kia dealership.
All the 2019 versions of the Kia Niro can be either wearing a hatchback garb or that of a wagon that choose not to get entangled with any fussy line or frippery of sheet metal, so all you get in its exterior design is a dignified and subdued look, that is appreciated by most of the classy car buyers.
Power to Drive
Both the versions of the 2019 Kia Niro share the same powertrain combination that includes a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine partially teamed to an electric motor while the hybrid batteries are used for better propulsion. Hence, the performance ratio too remains the same between both the Niro hybrid and the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, that counts a 139 horsepower from the engine alone, while the electric motors might show some minor count changes in their performance score.
The Niro hybrid version using a 1.56-kwh battery is able to returna fuel economy as high as-40 mpg in a combined trip in most of its versions, while the Niro Plug-In Hybrid with the help of its 8.9-kwh battery can cross up to 26 miles solely on electricity, gaining a 46 mpg of fuel economy rate in a combined trip of city and highway speeds.
Feature Rich Cabins
Every 2019 Niro trim can boast of a feature-rich interior cabin, while the FE trim might catch you attention with its 16-inch wheels that look great with those hub caps, a premium cloth upholstery to make you feel at home, Bluetooth connectivity and one USB plug to keep you stay connected, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for the infotainment and a dual-zone automatic climate control system to keep the cabin cozy at every corner.
Our explorations with both versions of the 2019 Kia Niroat the Conroe Kia dealer showroom, were equally impressive that showed us a spacious and quiet interior cabin, making more than comfortable seating for four adults that drove on the uneven roads with supreme efficiency.