2018 Niro
10/19/17 | ID: 13052

Topping the quality charts earning a J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award and J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS)1 accolade in the Small SUV category, Niro carries over into the 2018 model year with minor packaging enhancements.  New for 2018 is the limited-production Niro Graphite Edition, which features exclusive Platinum Graphite exterior paint color, unique 18-inch gloss black wheels, black roof rails, metallic grille insert, Harman Kardon premium audio2 with subwoofer, 8-inch touchscreen navigation3 and a 10-way power driver’s seat.  Meanwhile, the Niro Touring now comes standard with HID headlights, a wireless phone charger4 and a suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Features.5

Trim Levels/Pricing6 – MSRP (excludes $940 destination)
  • FE:
  • LX:
  • EX:  
  • Touring:
  • FE:
1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • LX:
1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • EX:  
1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • Touring:
1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined)7
  • FE:
  • LX:
  • EX:  
  • Touring:     
Available Driver Assistance Features5
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection:
    • Std: Touring; Opt:  LX, EX
  • Forward Collision Warning System:
    • Std:  Touring; Opt: LX, EX
  • Lane Keep Assist:
    • Std: Touring; Opt: LX, EX
  • Smart Cruise Control:  
    • Std: Touring; Opt: LX, EX
  • Blind Spot Detection with Lange Change Assist:
    • Std: EX,  Touring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert:
    • Std: EX, Touring
Dimensions: (in.)  
  • Overall Length:
171.5 in.
  • Overall Width:
71.1 in.
  • Overall Height:
60.4 in. (w/o roof rails)/ 60.8 in. (w/roof rails)
  • Wheelbase:
106.3 in.
  • Cargo Capacity:
19.4 cu. ft. (back seat up)/ 54.5 cu. ft. (back seat down)


1 The Kia Niro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

2 Harmon/Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

3 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.

4 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle's Owner's Manual for warnings and instructions.

5 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel.

6 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

7 Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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