We're on the verge of a new era in vehicles, where hybrids roam the roads in packs and savings pile up in heaping helpings for every driver, thanks to combination electric motor and gas engine powertrains. It's with these combination engines that we'll get unparalleled fuel economy and reduced tailpipe emissions. So with this savings and the imminent eco-friendly revolution in mind, we're happy to announce the 2017 Kia Niro is on its way in the spring of 2017, and we'll compare it to its fellow crossover hybrids, the 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
The 2017 Niro is a hybrid utility vehicle that will have fuel economy that rivals smaller hybrids like the Toyota Prius, but with significant gains in design and power. The 2017 Niro will have a combined 139 horsepower in the powertrain, which is a nice figure for a vehicle that gets about 50 miles per gallon combined. The 2017 HR-V and the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid lag behind with gas-guzzling figures that hover around 30 mpg.
|2017 Kia Niro||Vs.||2017 Honda HR-V||2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid|
|139||Net HP (electric motor & gas engine)||141||194|
|8||Available Speakers||6||6 or 11|
|18 inches, standard||Wheel Size||17 inches||17 or 18 inches|
The Kia Niro's design resembles a compact crossover or a sporty European wagon, thanks to its longer wheelbase, which gives it more eye appeal than the 2017 HR-V and the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid, as well as increased stability while you're driving. And while you're on the road saving all that money to the tune of 50 mpg combined in the 2017 Niro, you'll also be in the front row of the concerto being provided you by your available eight-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system. The 2017 HR-V only comes with six speakers, and the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid comes with six speakers in its base model, with only the pricier model options coming with 11 speakers.
Let's look at this objectively – the 2017 Niro has better fuel economy than its crossover hybrid competition, with nice audio features, solid power and a larger wheelbase/bigger wheels for traction and stability while you're on the move. Simply put, the 2017 Kia Niro is a sure-fire win over its competition. We carry the entire line of Kia models at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.