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Kia Niro review

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Kia Niro
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12 Jul 2016 07:58 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:45

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Even at this reasonable price level, the Niro offers plenty of equipment.

There’s only the one choice of engine and gearbox which, in its greenest incarnation, is capable of CO2 emissions of just 88g/km. However, this figure goes over the magic 100g/km mark if you opt for the larger 18in wheels. Economy also impresses; we managed more than 64mpg on a mixed test route.

You shouldn’t have any nasty surprises, either. Kia was rated as above average in our most recent reliability survey and the Niro also gets a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – a class-leading feature.

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Verdict

The Kia Niro offers class-leading CO2 emissions and excellent real-world economy

  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Spacious interior
  • Long warranty
  • More conventional rivals are cheaper
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Firm low speed ride
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