The 2020 Kia Niro is a good value for an eco-friendly small hybrid car, starting at $25,710, including $1,120 destination.
We rate it at 6 out of 10 with a point awarded to its standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, and another point awarded for its 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. But we have to deduct a point for the lack of automatic emergency braking.
The 2020 Niro comes in LX, LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, and EX Premium trims. The EX Premium tops out at $33,910. The 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid starts just over $30,000, but still qualifies for federal and state EV incentives.
The base LX comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, and power features. It’s almost the one to have, except it lacks collision-avoidance tech. For that, you’ll have to step up to the LXS, which includes keyless ignition, automatic emergency braking, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a few other features.
At the top of the lineup, the EX Premium adds synthetic leather upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, a 10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation and upgraded Harman Kardon audio, and a few other features.
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