Kia's become synonymous for value, and despite the added complexity of the plug-in hybrid powertrain, it's the same case for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Prices for the vehicle start at $29,140 (including destination) for the LX trim. The entry-level model is the most value-packed offering, as it comes with a good set of standard features, including high-tech, driver-assist ones. Higher up the ladder, pricing for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid can reach $36,540 for the EX Premium trim with the EX Premium Sunroof Package.
Power for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that's paired to an electric motor. The vehicle also features an 8.9-kW lithium-ion battery pack. Combined output for the system is rated at 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Unlike other electrified vehicles, shifts are handled via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The LX trim may be the entry-level model in the lineup, but it's handsomely equipped. Standard features include roof rails, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Safety features for the trim are also impressive, as the LX comes with a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
Here's how we'd spec our Niro Plug-In Hybrid.
- Model: 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX
- Engine: 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine / 44.5 kW electric motor / 8.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
- Output: 139 hp / 195 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- MPG:105 MPGe combined / 46 mpg combined
- Options: None available
- Base Price:$29,140 (including the $940 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$29,140