Kia Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £37,205What Car? Target Price£36,112
Fuel type:
petrol parallel phev
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

This second-generation Kia Niro Hybrid is competitively priced, generously equipped and thrifty on fuel. The regular Hybrid is the best choice for most buyers who aren't ready to go fully electric with the Niro EV. However, don't rule out the PHEV if you're a company car driver. Either way, we reckon entry-level 2 trim makes the most sense.

Mid-level 3 trim comes with everything most buyers will want – even heated front seats and wireless phone-charging. We reckon entry-level 2 trim represents better value for money, though.

Slightly quicker than the Niro Hybrid but still outperformed by many plug-in rivals. Has an electric only range of up to 38 miles, although 30 miles is more realistic in real-world driving.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol Parallel PHEV
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

313.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

348

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

21

g/km