A front right quarter view of a blue 2018 Kia Niro in Ontario, OH

2018 Kia Niro in Ontario, OH

Crossover SUVs come in every shape and size imaginable. During the previous model year, Kia gave the crossover SUV segment a bit of a wake-up call with the Kia Niro. Debuting last year, the automaker has wasted no time in making sure the 2018 Kia Niro in Ontario, OH is up to the challenge of continuing the success started by the inaugural version.


With the arrival of the new Niro to the Drive Spitzer Kia showroom, there is one change that needs to be pointed out. The automaker has replaced the lane departure warning with its lane-keep assist system. The difference is that the new safety feature can actively help a driver remain in their intended lane of travel, instead of just providing a warning that they are drifting across the line. Other changes include the availability of additional technology and accessory packages for the upper trims of the 2018 Kia Niro.

Performance and efficiency

There is one thing that helps the 2018 Kia Niro in Ontario, OH stand out from one of the most competitive and densely-packed segments in the industry — fuel economy. The gas-electric hybrid powertrain for the 2018 Niro consists of a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Between the highly efficient powertrain and the front-wheel-drive drivetrain of the 2018 Niro, the compact hybrid crossover SUV can record up to 52 miles per gallon in the city and 49 miles per gallon on the highway.

How much cargo space does it have?

In addition to being incredible fuel-efficient, the 2018 Kia Niro is also very convenient to use in everyday life. Independent online reviews have praised the 2018 Niro for having plenty of easy-to-use storage solutions located throughout the cabin. Not only is there a great place to store a smartphone while driving, the Niro can also be equipped with wireless charging. Space is really the name of the game when it comes to the initial success of the 2018 Kia Niro, the five-passenger crossover SUV offers plenty of rear legroom for backseat passengers as well as option storage compartments under the floor. When properly configured, there can be up to 54.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume.

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A full front view of the 2018 Kia Niro driving over a wet road
A look in the rear of the 2018 Kia Niro with the rear seats deployed
A view of the rear of the 2018 Kia Niro with the back seats folded down for maximum cargo space