Alternatives

Used Kia Niro 2016-present review

Used Kia Niro (16-present)
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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.

If owning an SUV isn’t a priority, the Hyundai Ioniq should also be on your list. You get the same choice of engines as the Niro, and the same basic characteristics, but it’s slightly cheaper to buy and, as it’s more aerodynamic, more efficient too.

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

 

Used Kia Niro (16-present)
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Verdict

It’s a little bland, but the Niro is well-made, sensible, practical and reliable – and, in plug-in form, extremely cheap to run.

  • 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