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Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
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$28,500
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8.1
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2019 Mazda CX-3
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2020 Nissan Kicks
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Overview

Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 31 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
139 hp @ 5700 rpm
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
122 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
114 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
17.5 ft
34.8 ft
34.1 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
46 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
City
N/A
29 MPG
31 MPG
Highway
N/A
34 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
5.7 Tons/yr
5.4 (Est) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.4 gallons
12.7 gallons
10.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
368.3 miles
334.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
431.8 miles
388.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
N/A
169.1 in
Height
60.4 in
60.7 in
62.4 in
Max Width
71.1 in
69.6 in
69.3 in
Front Width
61.6 in
60 in
59.8 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
59.9 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
101.2 in
103.1 in
Ground Clearance
6.3 in
6.1 in
6.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
41.7 in
43.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.1 in
38.4 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
53.5 in
53 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.7 in
52.3 in
50.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.4 in
35 in
33.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
37.2 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.2 in
50.4 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.3 in
49 in
49.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,391 lbs
2,809 lbs
2,691 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
54.5 ft³
44.5 ft³
32.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
19.4 ft³
12.4 ft³
25.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
19.4 ft³
12.4 ft³
25.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Platinum Graphite
  • Silky Silver
  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Gravity Blue
  • Runway Red
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth-Trimmed Seats
  • Light Gray, Cloth-Trimmed Seats
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles