Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Kia Niro estate?
As you’d hope with a car this new, we haven’t heard of any serious issues concerning the Niro. That said, it pays to have a good poke around to see that everything works; all Niros are relatively well equipped, so there’s lots to check.
It’s also worth making sure that the Niro you’re inspecting has been looked after if it’s been with a family owner. Check the interior fixtures and fittings for scuffs or cracks, and pay attention to the upholstery to see if there are any stains.
Is a used Kia Niro estate reliable?
We don't have enough data on the Niro yet to include it in our latest What Car? Reliability Survey. However, Kia came sixth out of 31 car makers in our manufacturer rankings, suggesting that its cars, on the whole, are pretty reliable.
What’s more, Kia offers a seven-year warranty from new on its cars, which means even a three-year-old Niro has four years’ warranty left to run. While the warranty’s cover diminishes in the latter years of its term, it’s better than no warranty at all. If you want a used Niro with the maximum amount of warranty cover, consider buying from the Kia approved used program, because the warranty is topped back up to seven years on cars that are less than two years old.