Now featuring Kia’s new logo along with updated equipment, the Niro is a small crossover that attracts buyers for many reasons starting with a trio of powertrain options from a single platform—hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric. The last one delivers a healthy 291 pound-feet of torque and a range of up to 385 kilometres. None of them are available with all-wheel drive, though. The interior proves fairly versatile given the compact exterior dimensions.
- Practical and ergonomic interior
- Significant cargo space behind the 2nd row
- Comfortable seats
- Expensive electric variants
- Anemic performances (hybrid and PHEV)
- No all-wheel drive