Used Kia Niro 2016-present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Alternatives

Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)
  • Used Kia Niro (16-present)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Niro estate?

The Toyota C-HR is the most obvious rival to the Niro Hybrid, and while it’s pricier to buy, it’s also more interesting to look at and more stylish inside. The rear seats are a little claustrophobic, though.

If it’s a plug-in hybrid you’re after, the Mini Countryman Cooper S E Hybrid is about the closest thing you’ll find. It’s much more expensive to buy and can’t go as far on electric power alone, but comes with a smarter interior and funky styling.

Overview

It’s a little bland, but the Niro is well-made, sensible, practical and reliable – and, in electric-only form, a gamechanger

  • Cheaper than most hybrids to buy
  • Low plug-in running costs
  • Well equipped
  • Firm low-speed ride
  • Normal hybrid not that efficient
  • Anonymous inside and out