2018 Kia Niro in Schaumburg, IL

Side profile of the 2018 Kia Niro in front of a city

When most drivers think about a hybrid vehicle, they think of a small, putzy car that can barely keep up on the highway. There would be very few people who would think about an exciting crossover with plenty of interior space and competitive performance. In short, few people think of the 2018 Kia Niro. While the 2018 Kia Niro is a hybrid vehicle that achieves excellent fuel economy, it is also able to seat up to five people and provide plenty of power. Like many hybrid models, the 2018 Kia Niro can provide you with access to a variety of advanced safety features and exciting technologies. You can take a look at the 2018 Kia Niro in Schaumburg, IL at Schaumburg Kia.

2018 Kia Niro Features and Specs

For many drivers, the biggest drawback to a hybrid vehicle is the size. Since there are many compact varieties of hybrids, a crossover option is a huge advantage. With an overall passenger volume of 100.9 cubic feet and seating for five, you won't have to squish your passengers together to get everyone to fit. There is 48.3 inches of hip room, 37.4 inches of leg room, 55.2 inches of shoulder room, and 39.1 inches of head room in the back seat of the 2018 Kia Niro. In the front, the driver and passenger will enjoy 53.7 inches of hip room, 41.7 inches of leg room, 56 inches of shoulder room and 40.1 inches of head room. You'll also have plenty of room for any cargo that needs to go with you, with 19.4 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seat up, and a maximum cargo capacity of 54.4 cubic feet.

While having a spacious interior is important, it is also necessary that the vehicle is able to handle itself, performance wise. For a hybrid vehicle, the 2018 Kia Niro is pretty powerful. There is only one engine available across the four different trim levels, a 1.6L four-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid system. With both systems combined, the 2018 Kia Niro puts out 130 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the engine, the estimated combined fuel economy of the 2018 Kia Niro rangers from 50 mpg to 43 mpg, depending on it the 2018 Kia Niro has the 16-or 18-inch wheels. As with most hybrids, the 2018 Kia Niro does better in the city, with an estimated 52 mpg, and can still hold its own on the highway with 49 mpg. To see for yourself how the 2018 Kia Niro handles, visit Schaumburg Kia in Schaumburg, IL.