2023 Kia Niro Will Be America's Most Affordable Hybrid Crossover - But Is It That Good?

NK October 10 2022


The Hyundai Ioniq is dying and the number of affordable hybrid vehicles has gotten even smaller. But Kia just revealed pricing for their 2023 Niro Hybrid, with prices still to come on plug-in models! Three flavors are available in standard form - LX (which means light). EX stands for comfort/convenience; while SX includes all sorts of luxury features like heated seats which can be set according to your preference via an app downloaded onto your phone before starting each day."

The Niro LX is one of the most affordable hybrid vehicles on today's market, with an MSRP starting at just $26.500 (plus a $1295 destination fee). It also has some great features that make it stand out from other cars in this category - like navigation and a backup camera! With Toyota yet to release pricing for their Corolla Cross Hybrid model, we can't say definitively which will come out financially, but so far I'd go ahead based on what you're looking for if your budget allows.

The Niro has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor, which delivers 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque to its front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Some buyers may ask why this vehicle doesn't have the all-wheel drive; however, because of efficiency concerns--the EPA rates them at 53/45 mpg city /highway combined.


The Niro is one of the safest cars on sale, thanks to its advanced safety features. These include forward collision avoidance and blind spot warning that can both prevent or mitigate damage in an incident with another vehicle--and even alert you if they happen! With so many options available at your discretion ( Touring Package included), there's no reason not to get behind this comfortable ride today
Kia also offers two trims( In addition to the basic version, which we mentioned earlier): mid-level EX which costs $29090; while top SX model pricing ranges from $32.500. The PHEV will likely cost around $4,000 more than its HEV counterpart while adding an all-electric driving range of up to 33 miles! 

The new Niro EV is coming and it's going to be affordable! The vehicle features an updated 64.8-kWh battery which enables a driving range of 253 miles with 201 hp, and 188 lb-ft torque from its electric motorized engine. Charging will happen in only 3 hours at 500 kWh complimentary capacity so you can go longer between charges than ever before without breaking your bank account or searching high tea tables for garage charging stations.