14 vehicles within 50 miles of
John Diether
Automotive Editor - March 29, 2017

2017 Kia Niro OVERVIEW

Kia's newest crossover, the compact Niro offers abundant features and mature styling in an affordable package. While that might be enough for some buyers, its most compelling attribute is a hybrid powertrain that delivers exceptional efficiency.

What's New for 2017

The Niro is an all-new model.

Kia Niro

Choosing Your Kia Niro

The Niro achieves a stellar 50 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, according to the EPA. The credit goes to a hybrid setup consisting of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor which together produce 139 horsepower. Every example gets selectable driving modes (Normal, Sport, Eco, Snow). A six-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels, but despite the crossover body, Kia isn't offering an all-wheel-drive model.

With the rear seat folded, the Niro can hold 54.5 cubic feet of stuff. That's more than the smallest crossovers, but trails the leading compacts by a significant margin. We consider the Niro comparable to a hatchback or small wagon in terms of versatility.

For its debut season, the Niro comes in five trim levels


Priced at $23,785, the FE comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and a four-speaker infotainment system with smartphone integration and built-in apps. The FE rolls in 16-inch alloy wheels.


Builds on the FE with LED taillights, keyless ignition, roof rails, and a storage tray under the cargo floor, all for $24,095. The LX is eligible for an Advanced Technology Package ($1,450) with adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and front collision mitigation with automatic braking.


Gets an upgraded interior with leather seats (heated in front), plus power-folding heated side mirrors and standard blind spot monitoring. The EX starts at $26,595. The optional Sunroof and Advanced Technology Package ($2,300) tacks on adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation, a power driver seat, and a sunroof.

Touring Launch

Equipped like the EX, but with 18-inch wheels, a unique grille, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and a standard power driver seat. Priced at $28,895, the Touring Launch comes in two exclusive paint colors only: Snow Pearl White and Aurora Black Pearl. Curiously, the EX's optional safety features are not available.


For $30,545, furnishes almost everything available in the lesser models, plus navigation, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats with driver memory, and front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation remain optional as part of the $1,900 Touring Advanced Technology Package, which also includes HID headlights and wireless device charging.

CarsDirect Tip

The LX comes with the features most buyers want in a small crossover, along with access to advanced safety technology at a reasonable price. It's our pick for best overall value. That said, the EX or Touring might be a better fit for buyers downsizing from a larger crossover or SUV.

Get your price on a Kia Niro »

Top Kia Deals & Must-Know Advice In November

Kia offers some strong deals for both leasing and financing. 2020 models are becoming harder to find as many of them are selling out. The 2021 Forte is the cheapest way into... View All Kia Lease Deals

Find Your New Kia Niro On CarsDirect

Price It New

Insider Information

We have information you must know before you buy the Niro. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.


I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.

Buying With CarsDirect

We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Kia Niro.
This is how it works:

  • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
  • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
  • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.

Find more information on Kia vehicles

Kia Niro By Year

COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba