Test Drive 2018 KIA NIRO l Centennial Colorado

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In a world increasingly populated with hybrid vehicle, the 2018 KIA NIRO is a tempting package. It is beautifully designed and relatively affordable, in addition to its smooth ride quality and good fuel economy. Although is only in its second model year, the NIRO is the recipient of a ton of additions and enhancements to make it competitive amid older, more established nameplates. The 2018 NIRO is split into four trim levels: FE, LX, EX, and Touring.

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Exterior - KIA NIRO Dealership Test Drives

With a body made of high-strength steel and aluminum, the 2018 NIRO is comparatively light, which helps with its gas mileage. Also, the car adopts the smooth edges, low profile, and elongated form of most modern-day crossovers, with Kia's belief that its hybrid vehicles should not sacrifice attractive design for functionality. Standard on the NIRO are a rear spoiler, black fender and rocker rail cladding, power side mirrors, projector beam headlights with auto light control, and a gloss-black chrome-trimmed radiator grille. KIA introduces roof rails on the LX trim level, and starting with the EX, the NIRO also gets fog lights, LED rear combination lamps, LED daytime running lights, and LED turn-signal indicators and heating and power folding abilities on the side mirrors. On the Touring, the projector beam headlights are replaced by High-Intensity Discharge ones. The FE, LX, and EX ride on 16-inch alloy wheels, while the Touring sticks with 18-inch ones.

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Interior - Schedule Your 2018 KIA NIRO Test Drive

In terms of size classification, the 2018 NIRO is considered a subcompact four-door vehicle. Two rows of seats in the cabin accommodate up to five people. Passenger volume is rated at 100.9 cubic feet, and behind the rear-seat row is 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space. However, with the seats down, the cargo space is increased to 54.5 cubic feet. Cloth seat trim and a 4-way adjustable driver's seat are standard. You'd need to upgrade to at least the EX for cloth-and-leather trim and front-seat heating capability. Exclusive to the Touring are leather upholstery, 10-way adjustability and 2-way power lumbar support on the driver's seat, driver's seat integrated memory system, and steering-wheel heating capability.

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Standard comfort and convenience features include cruise control, remote keyless control, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, six-speaker audio, SiriusXM® satellite radio service, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ to control the stereo head unit with your smartphone, dual-zone automatic climate control, a high-resolution 4.2-inch TFT LCD display for vital vehicle information, and UVO infotainment integration supported by a 7-inch touchscreen display. The LX trim and higher gets an additional push-button engine start, and you'd need to go to at least the EX to also have an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Touring stands out from the other models with HD Radio™, wireless device charging ability, an eight-speaker Harman/Kardon® premium surround-sound system, and an 8-inch touchscreen navigation with a complimentary SiriusXM® Traffic subscription.

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Mechanical / Powertrain - NIRO Information

The powertrain of the 2018 KIA NIRO consists of the Kappa III, a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder; an electric motor; and a 6-speed rotary-shifted dual-clutch transmission. The powertrain produces a combined output of 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Its battery is a light and compact lithium-ion polymer pack. The NIRO is designed as a front-engine front-wheel-drive vehicle, with no all-wheel-drive option. For cushioning you from the turbulence of less-than-smooth driving surfaces, the vehicle has a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear suspension, with stabilizer bars on both ends. With its motor-driven power steering, the NIRO has a turning diameter of 17.5 cubic feet.

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For safety in the event of a collision, the 2018 NIRO has a driver's side knee airbag, dual front impact airbags, a pair of front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and a pair of roof-mounted side curtain airbags that flank both rows. Other standard safety features on the NIRO include electronic stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, a rearview camera, traction control, hill start assist control, and keyless entry as the vehicle's security mechanism. Starting with the LX, KIA adds a smart key system in place of keyless entry, as well as engine immobilization, thus strengthening the vehicle's anti-theft protection. Go with at least the EX to add blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Exclusive to the Touring are autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, smart cruise control, and a front and rear parking assist system.

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