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2021 Kia Niro

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2021 LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $24,690
2021 LXS 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $26,090
2021 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,390
2021 Touring SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $30,950
2021 EX Premium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $32,950


What's New

The 2021 Kia Niro hybrid benefits from multiple upgrades. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto replace the previous plug-in versions. Models equipped with the Smart Key now include remote engine start. A rear occupant alert notification is now standard. The Kia DriveWise suite of driver assistance technology includes smart cruise control with select models.

Choosing Your Kia Niro

Kia offers the 2021 Niro in three configurations: Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-In Hybrid, and Niro EV. The latter is available in limited markets only. As before, the Niro is somewhat of a cross between a hatchback, SUV, and a wagon.

The 2021 Niro Hybrid is priced from $25,865, including a $1,175 destination charge. This one is available in five trims with the EX Premium topping the range at $34,025.

Kia prices the PHEV model from $30,765. The all-electric Niro retails from $40,265. Buyers of the PHEV may be eligible for a $4,543 federal tax credit; that amount rises to $7,500 for the electric Niro.

Engine Choices

The Kia Niro comes with one powertrain choice. A 1.6-liter gasoline engine works with an electric motor to develop a combined 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission route power to the front wheels. This model earns fuel economy ratings from 43 to 50 mpg combined, depending on the trim.

For PHEV versions, the Niro has a larger electric motor. It has an EPA-estimated 26-mile range for a combined 46 mpg. The Niro Electric has a 201-horsepower electric motor and a single-speed transmission. This model has a 239-mile driving range according to the EPA.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The compact Niro seats five passengers, but it is best suited for four. The rear-seat legroom measures 37.4 cubic feet and that’s tight for tall adults Otherwise, the front seats are reasonably supportive and comfortable.

With 19.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the Niro’s standard storage capacity is below average. However, with the rear seat folded, that space mushrooms to 54.5 cubic feet. The cargo space is slightly less in the EV versions.

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Safety Features

The 2021 Niro offers a long list of driver-assist safety technology. Move up through the trim range and the full list comes to bear.

These features include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. Also, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, driver drowsiness monitoring, lane keep and lane change assist, and adaptive cruise control.


The 2021 Niro comes with an 8-inch touch-screen display, a 6-speaker audio system, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility. An 8-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system is available as is navigation.

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LX – From $25,865

Kia equips the base LX with automatic headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyed entry, cloth seats, and dual-zone climate control. An 8-inch touch-screen display, a 6-speaker audio system, smartphone compatibility, Bluetooth, and USB ports are included.

LXS – From $27,265

For a modest $1,400 increase, the LXS brings in numerous upgrades including better wheels, keyless entry, and push-button start. Additional driver-assist technologies, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist are included.

Touring – From $29,565

The middle trim brings in adaptive cruise control, cloth and leather upholstery, a sunroof, and a power driver’s adjustable seat.

SE – From $32,025

The SE edition comes with imitation leather upholstery, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, navigation, and the Harman Kardon audio system. Also, HD Radio and satellite radio are included.

EX Premium – From $34,025

The range-topping EX Premium trim comes with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, and rear parking sensors.

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CarsDirect Tip

There is no federal tax credit with the standard hybrid. However, if you opt for the PHEV, your final cost may come in lower than the corresponding hybrid trim. Depending on your state, local incentives may be available to offset your costs further.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 104 HP / 109 ft.lbs.
6-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
53 / 48 / 51 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 104 HP / 109 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
53 / 48 / 51 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
11.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
171.5 "
Exterior Width
71.1 "
Exterior Height
60.4 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,100 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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