Strong fuel economy, standard safety features, MSRP starting and more
The 2024 Kia Niro Hybrid occupies a unique position in the hybrid crossover segment, just like its Niro EV sibling. It offers moderate levels of space despite its relatively small size and remains a less expensive alternative to some family sedans. Although the Niro’s 1.6-liter hybrid gasoline engine isn’t the last word in performance, it delivers an EPA-estimated 53 mpg, making it among the most efficient hybrids in its class.
Kia Niro Hybrid 2024: What’s new?
The latest Kia Niro Hybrid remains part of the all-new second-generation Niro family that debuted in 2023 and will enter 2024 with a dual-level cargo floor. Moreover, Kia has deleted the metallic orange paint option for the 2024 Niro Hybrid.
All Niros have a 1.6-liter direct-injection gas engine and a hybrid electric motor to produce 139 hp and 195 lb-ft. of torque. Power is transmitted exclusively to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. We like the idea of a performance-oriented gearbox in an economy car, but the Niro Hybrid isn’t about outright performance despite its quick design.
Kia Niro 2024 is fuel efficient
LX, EX, and SX trim levels achieve an EPA rating of 53 city, 54 highway, and 53 combined. Meanwhile, the Niro Hybrid EX Touring and SX Touring can return up to 53/45 city/highway and 49 combined.
Load capacity and legroom
The Kia Niro Hybrid has 23 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which expands to 63.7 cubic feet when folded down. Meanwhile, the Niro Hybrid offers 39.8 inches of legroom, a bit more than you get in the Toyota RAV4 Prime.
2024 Kia Niro Hybrid: MSRP and trim levels start
The Kia Niro Hybrid has five trim levels: LX, EX, EX Touring, SX, and SX Touring. Below is a breakdown of each model and its corresponding MSRP. Price figures include a $1,325 destination charge. If you have questions about new car financing, this 101 video guide to auto loans will point you in the right direction.
Base LX pricing starts at $28,165. It’s not as stripped-down as expected, with keyless entry, cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, wireless smartphone connectivity, five USB ports, automatic high beams, And 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Kia Niro Hybrid EX starts at $30,865. It adds interior ambient lighting, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, unique faux leather upholstery, push-button start, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging, and roof rails.
Pricing for the 2024 Kia Niro Hybrid EX Touring starts at $30,865. It has LED fog lights, 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, custom exterior trim, and aluminum pedals in addition to all the standard features from the EX model.
Pricing for the SX starts at $34,265. It includes all the standard amenities of the EX but with some upgrades like a hands-free liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a rear spoiler, a seven-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, black body coverings, and faux leather. Seats, and more.
The top-of-the-line Hybrid SX Touring starts at $36,565. It adds LED headlights, perforated faux cowhide seats and custom 18-inch wheels in addition to all the standard features from the SX model.
Safety features in the 2024 Kia Niro Hybrid
All 2024 Kia Niro Hybrids leave the factory with the Drive Wise package of advanced driver assistance systems. It includes forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot warnings, driver attention warnings, high beam assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, safe exit assist, and rear occupant alert.
Kia Niro Hybrid warranty
The 2024 Kia Niro Hybrid has a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on the powertrain, including the hybrid components and battery. Although it has the most comprehensive new car warranty in the industry, there are options to extend coverage on any Kia vehicle, including the Niro Hybrid.
Alvin Reyes is an Automob Blog columnist and sports car and performance expert. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics and accounting in his younger years and is still very fond of his previous Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also loves fried chicken, music, and herbal medicine.
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