A left profile view of the 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Kia Niro near Mansfield, OH

The 2018 Kia Niro near Mansfield, OH, which is currently available in the Spitzer Kia of Mansfield showroom, is the innovative hybrid crossover SUV's second year of production. Kia saw that vehicle shoppers are looking for an efficient, nimble and capable platform, which is what they built with the 2018 Niro. Even though the highly efficient crossover SUV is still a relative newcomer to the roster, it has been given a strong set of new safety systems for the current model year. The best way for a vehicle to protect its passengers is to not get into a collision. Drivers of the 2018 Niro now have systems like lane keeping assist to help prevent inadvertent accidents. Additionally, the 2018 Niro EX trim can add the manufacturer's Premium accessory package with makes more refined features available.
Fuel economy is the most important element of the story behind the appeal of the 2018 Kia Niro. Buyers putting a high premium on efficiency will want to pay particular attention to the base FE trim. Engineers from Kia have made the Niro FE the most fuel-efficient entry in the crossover SUVs lineup. Potential owners choosing this version can expect to record up to 52 miles per gallon in the city and as many as 49 miles per gallon on the highway. Further separating the 2018 Niro from the pack is the wide array of technology Kia has made available for the current model year. Even at the bottom of the Niro's trim ladder, Kia included its advanced infotainment system that is compatible with Apple- and Android-based smartphone apps as well as offering the UVO eServices app and a 7-inch touchscreen interface.

Performance specs and technology

All five of the primary trim grades of the 2018 Kia Niro use the same gas/electric hybrid powertrain. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a dual-clutch six-speed transmission. Drivers will be able to use 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard on all versions at Spitzer Kia of Mansfield. The Advanced Technology Package can be added to the LX trim. This special set of technologies include the automaker's suite of safety systems which include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.

 

 

An overhead photo of the front seat of the 2018 Kia Niro
A photo looking into the back of the 2018 Niro showing how much cargo space is available
A look in the backseat of the 2018 Kia Niro