March 2

2023 Kia Niro Family: Which Option Is Right For You?


This Kia Niro isn’t just any crossover SUV. It’s a crossover SUV for eco-conscious drivers with busy lifestyles who want to make optimizing their fuel economy and minimizing their emissions more intuitive than ever. With an all-new facelift for 2023, the latest editions of the Kia Niro offer drivers plenty of ways to go green on the road. Read on as Huffines Kia Corinth breaks down the three members of the 2023 Kia Niro Lineup: the Kia Niro Hybrid, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, and the Kia Niro EV.

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid

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The base-level Kia Niro is a hybrid, which comes with a 1.6-liter hybrid powertrain that cranks out 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. On the outside, the refreshed styling makes this small-but-mighty crossover looks a little more commanding. It’s still a lightweight hatchback-inspired SUV, but it has a larger wheelbase than in previous years, and it adopts a modern new look, with a chiseled hood and rounded angles. Standard exterior features include:

  • A matte black rear spoiler.
  • Silver skid plates.
  • Heated side mirrors.
  • Privacy glass.
  • LED daytime running lights.
  • LED tail lights.

This year’s redesign also swapped the crossover’s previously tight interior for a roomier cabin that offers both the driver and passengers plenty of space to relax, thanks to the larger frame. Rear passengers get 53 inches of hip room and 39.8 inches of legroom, along with a maximum of 63.7 cubic feet of cargo volume for luggage, grocery bags, sports equipment, and more. The Niro’s eco-friendly reputation holds true in the cabin, with seats made of recycled fabrics and fibers.

Interior features include an 8-inch infotainment touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. There’s also USB availability, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio setup to blast your favorite road trip playlist. Kia equips the Kia Niro Hybrid with plenty of smart safety features, like a rear camera, blind-spot warnings, lane management tools, and a safe exit warning. The Kia Niro Hybrid gets an impeccable EPA-estimated 49 combined mpg, with up to 53 mpg in the city and 54 mpg on the highway. It starts at $26,590 MSRP.

2023 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

For drivers who want an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient SUV that’s adaptable to its conditions, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid might suit you. The plug-in edition of the Niro uses much of the sharp design and futuristic engineering used in the Niro Hybrid. With a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), you can charge your vehicle’s electric battery to supply the car with enough power to run exclusively on electricity. Your gas-burning engine will only kick in when you ask it to or when you run low on electric battery power. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers drivers the best of both worlds with the capability to switch seamlessly between its electric battery and its gas engine.

Equipped with an 11-kilowatt-hour battery, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid can run for 33 miles straight on pure electric battery power. The Niro Plug-In Hybrid also offers a stronger output than its full-hybrid sibling thanks to its 83-horsepower motor. It offers a total of 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. It also boasts 510 miles of driving range between both electric and gas-powered modes. The Plug-In Hybrid shares the Kia Niro Hybrid’s redesigned body, offering good looks as well as impressive fuel economy ratings and low environmental impact. Exterior features include:

  • Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers.
  • Roof rails.
  • Driver’s side charging door.
  • Silver skid plates.
  • Heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.
  • Heated windshield.
  • Solar control glass.

Like the Hybrid, the interior of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is plush and comfortable. Plus, it uses the same sustainable materials as its sibling, with eucalyptus-infused seats and paint with minimal environmental impact. Interior comforts and luxuries include dual automatic climate control, heated front seats, and power lumbar adjustment. 

A 10.25-inch touch screen comes standard on Plug-In Hybrid models, an upgrade from the Hybrid’s smaller version. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless phone charging are all standard, too. The tech extends to its safety package, too, with emergency braking technology, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assistance, and more. The 2023 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid starts at $39,550 MSRP.

2023 Kia Niro EV

If you’re looking for an all-electric model to cut out your gas bill entirely and reduce your emissions to zero, opt for the 2023 Kia Niro EV. This all-electric crossover features the same chic design as its redesigned hybrid siblings, but it takes energy efficiency to a whole new level. The EV version of the Niro can drive a whopping 253 miles on its electric battery, meaning you can cruise cross-country with plenty of time to find your next charging station. When you pair it with a 100-kilowatt-hour DC fast charger, you can get 100 miles in just 30 minutes. 

It beats the other Niro models in horsepower too, coming in at 201 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Exterior features on the Kia Niro EV include:

  • A smart power tailgate.
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers.
  • Roof rails.
  • A glossy black rear spoiler.
  • A special front bumper design.

On the inside, it’s just as spacious and comfortable as you expect from the new Niro models. It also comes with a 10.25-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio system. Other interior features on the base trim include dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, heated front seats, and ambient lighting. Standard safety features resemble other Niro models, with blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alerts, and rear parking sensors.

If you’re eager to find a high-tech hybrid, PHEV, or EV in the Corinth, Texas, area, the experts at Huffines Kia Corinth are your friendly neighborhood dealers. We’ll help you learn more about the best eco-friendly models on the market and work our magic to find you financing the works for your budget. When you’re ready to make the 2023 Kia Niro yours, you can seek pre-approval today to make your visit to our dealership just a little simpler.


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