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.
A good check around the outside of the Niro is sensible too. You’ll want to ensure there are no scrapes on the bodywork or kerb grazes on the wheels – minor ones are okay, but major ones point to a car that hasn’t been well-cared-for.
What are the most common problems with a used Kia Niro estate?
Is a used Kia Niro estate reliable?
We’ve no data on the Niro yet, as we didn’t get enough responses from owners in our 2017 Reliability Survey. However, Kia came 11th out of 32 car makers in our manufacturer rankings, which suggests 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. And while the warranty’s cover diminishes in the latter years of its term, it’s better than no warranty at all.