Archive for the ‘Kia Niro’ Category

See the Impressive Changes Kia Has Made to the Kia Niro

Thursday, December 26th, 2019
2020 kia niro in red driving around st petersburg florida

2020 Kia Niro Vs. 2019 Kia Niro

Sometimes under the radar is the best place to be.

Although the Kia Niro is a vehicle that in many ways bests class mainstays like the Toyota Prius, it’s beauty and elegance have been in its lack of ostentatious body styling or bright neon coloring. It’s a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicle that doesn’t want to scream about eco-friendly it is. We respect that.


What SUVs Does Kia Have for 2019 and 2020?

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento grille up close

2019 and 2020 Kia SUV Types

With Kia’s incredible product lineup, it’s easy to become confused by models that may seem like they are similar or achieve the same ends. After all, Kia seemingly has a model for everybody and that can lead to some confusion about what these models do and how they measure up to one another. (more…)

Drive with Fewer Stops in the Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover

Friday, August 16th, 2019
2019 Kia Niro in a cave

2019 Kia Niro Fuel Efficiency and MPG Rating

If you’ve ever heard somebody who grew up in a small town in the 1950s or 1960s talk about going to the fuel station, they describe it as nearly a religious experience. You’d roll up in your ’56 and a beaming fuel attendant would fill up your car while you went inside to get the scoop on the town gossip, purchase an egg cream from the fountain and check the scores of your local baseball team at the newsstand. (more…)

Kia’s Expansive Range of Crossovers Seemingly Does Everything

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
2020 kia sportage driving on bridge

2019 and 2020 Kia Crossovers

Due to their focus on questioning elements of the status quo that limit drivers’ expectations, Kia has recently garnered a reputation as a “challenger brand.” One of the most apparent ways this reputation manifests is their rejection of the “play it safe” mentality with which other manufacturers and brands have seemingly built and curated their lineups. (more…)

How Do Kia’s Newest Electric Vehicles Compare?

Friday, June 14th, 2019
2020 kia soul ev profile by solar chargers

2019 Kia Niro EV Vs. 2020 Kia Soul EV

Whether you’re invested for reasons of environmental consciousness or simply love the idea of instant torque and never having to set foot in a fuel station again, electric vehicles seem to be a good part of the future of mass-market automotive transportation. (more…)

Is the Kia Niro EV the Perfect Electric Vehicle?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
2019 Kia Niro EV on cement in front of house

2019 Kia Niro EV Range, Features and Awards

Before we begin, if you’ve never seen the 1980s classic film, The Princess Bride, we’d advise you to dodge some spoilers by skipping ahead two paragraphs. In this fantasy tale, the Dread Pirate Roberts (who is secretly our hero Wesley) is going head to head with the maniacal Vizzini (played by Wallace Shawn) in a game of wits. (more…)

With Thanksgiving This Week, Let’s See What Each Kia is Thankful For

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
thanksgiving holiday table spread

2019 Kia Models Give Thanks for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is this week. If those words frightened you to read, believe me, they were just as frightening to write. It’s hard to believe the warm weather and long days of summer are in our rearview mirror now and we’re heading toward a season that’s full of miserable cold, frozen car windshields and perilous journeys over snow. (more…)

Why the Kia Niro is the Unexpected and Underrated Champion of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
profile of 2019 kia niro on hilly concrete

6 Reasons to Love the Kia Niro

When we look out at the future, most of us project our own opinion and desires unto what we think it’s going to look like. The highly-optimistic among us might see a future full of cars that use Minions memes your aunts and uncles share on Facebook as fuel – soaring high above the streets that are now dedicated farmers markets and green spaces for kids to play. Others of us may see varying degrees of Mad Max prequels or sequels. (more…)

Can Style, Capability and Efficiency Co-Exist in a Single Vehicle?

Monday, August 27th, 2018
2018 Kia niro in dark blue driving on road

What is the Best Hybrid Crossover?

An accurately-named segment of vehicles, crossovers allow you to cross from versatility over to the style and handling of a car in one vehicle. They’ve taken the place of gigantic bulky SUVs that are built on the frame of a truck as the preferred way for families to get around without sacrificing capability or interior space. They’re also much easier on your gas tank. (more…)

How Far Can the Kia Niro EV Go Between Charges?

Friday, June 1st, 2018
front view of white Kia Niro EV with Kia Niro behind it facing the other direction

Kia Niro EV Electric Range and Release Date

Reporting on concept vehicles is a bittersweet part of the work we do here on the Friendly Kia blog. On one hand, it’s amazing to see the futuristic, cutting-edge designs Kia can come up with when unencumbered with safety and efficiency regulations. They’re works of art in the fullest sense of the word “art.” (more…)