Unlike most cars, the Niro seems easily able to achieve its claimed mileage. Funnily enough, the less money you spend the more efficient the Niro becomes. The base FE trim sells for $23,785 (the Touring starts at $30,545) and returns 52/49/50 mpg. The middle LX/EX trims return 51 mpg highway and start at $24,095 and $26,595, respectively. The goodies between trims vary
, with top-tier models getting an 8-inch touchscreen, heated and ventilated front seats, an 8-speaker Harman Kardon sound system - which sounded just OK -and a host of driver’s aids and safety features. These include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, radar cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.