Niro Near Springfield MA for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Kia’s trio of Niro models offers a hybrid, full electric, and plug-in variant so that eco-conscious drivers can choose the one that best suits their needs. The hybrid model, known simply as the Niro, is a good option for drivers looking to dip into the EV world as it blends gas and electric power without requiring any plugging in. The EV is the opposite, as it generates power solely from an electric motor, never using gasoline. And the Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers a blend, since it can be recharged from an external power source but will run fully on gasoline after the charge is used up. Choosing the right variation depends on your driving preferences, and each model is slightly different from the others. We’ll cover each in detail to help you figure out which is right for you.
The 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid is sold in five trim levels (FE, LX, EX, S Touring, and Touring) which all use a powertrain made up of a 1.6-liter engine and electric motor with a six-speed automatic transmission. This gas-electric system produces 139 horsepower and returns a combined EPA-estimated fuel rating of between 50 to 43 mpg, depending on the trim level.
Notable features for the FE include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, and a four-speaker audio system. The LX adds roof rails and keyless entry and ignition, but the available Advanced Technology Package will add forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. It also comes with fog lights, LED daytime running lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The EX comes with those optional features on top of heated side mirrors, cloth and leather seating, heated front seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Advanced Technology Package for this trim adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and the Premium Package a sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, memory functions for the driver’s seat, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, a premium eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, front and rear park assist, and wireless phone charging. The S Touring includes the power driver’s seat, 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, and Harman Kardon audio unit. The Touring trim gets all of those previously optional items as standard features.
Niro Plug-In Hybrid and Niro EV
This variation of the 2019 Kia Niro comes in LX, EX, and EX Premium trim levels, which receive the same equipment as the respective trims from before. It uses the same powertrain as the Niro Hybrid and gets an EPA-estimated 105 MPGe combined and up to 26 miles of all-electric range. The high-capacity battery system recharges in approximately 2.5 hours with a 240V power outlet and in less than 9 hours with a standard 120V household outlet.
The 2019 Kia Niro EV is only available in two trims: the EX and EX Premium. Powering both is an electric motor and a 64-kWh battery, yielding 201 hp and 291 lb.-ft. of torque. This combination allows the 2019 Kia Niro EV to travel an estimated 239 miles on a single charge, and a Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charger and a 7.2-kW Level 2 charger are both included. The EX has the same features listed above for the Niro (Hybrid) EX, although it gets a six-speaker audio system, and the EX Premium comes with the features contained in the Hybrid Premium Package. A Launch Package is available to add an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, and front parking sensors.
Comfort and Convenience
The ’19 Niro comes in five trim levels: FE, LX, EX, S Touring, and Touring. Standard features in the base trim include automatic headlights, six-way manually adjustable front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Upgrading to the LX trim adds roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, an underfloor storage tray for the rear cargo area, and a rear center armrest with cupholders. There’s also an available Advanced Technology Package which adds LED daytime running lights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The EX comes with the Advanced Technology Package’s LED running lights and leather-wrapped steering wheel, along with power-folding and heated side mirrors, cloth and leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rear air-conditioning vents. When the same Advanced Technology Package is added to the EX, a power-adjustable driver’s seat is included. Another option, the Premium Package, will add a sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, and a heated steering wheel. The new S Touring doesn’t get much more aside from some unique styling elements, although it does add the power-adjustable driver’s seat as standard. At the top of the heap is the Touring, which makes all of the optional package features from the trims before it standard equipment.
Safety and Technology
All Niro trims are built with a complete slate of passive safety features (air bags, crumple zones, protective side beams, and more). Active safety technology is optional on the LX trim with the Advanced Technology Package, which bundles forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. You can get these features on the EX with the same package, although that trim does already come with blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert, as does the S Touring. With the fully loaded Touring, though, all of the safety features available from the Advanced Technology Package and the EX and S Touring trims come standard.
The base FE is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free, a rearview camera system, the Uvo eServices app suite, and a four-speaker audio system complete with a USB port. All of these features carry over to the EX trim, which is eligible for the optional Premium Package (8-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, LED map lights, a front-and-rear parking system, a wireless smartphone charge port, and a 110-volt power outlet). The S Touring gets the larger touchscreen interface, navigation, and premium audio system as standard, while the Touring bundles all of the tech accommodations from the previous trims and packages.