The "Space Race" was one of the great contests of the 1950s through the 1970s, with the U.S. competing with Russia to see who would be the first to put people in orbit, visit the Moon, and more. Those days are over, but a new hotly-contested race to see who will be supreme is among the hybrid vehicle class. While the Toyota Prius has a long history of eco-friendly fuel efficiency, now we have brand-new models like the 2017 Kia Niro and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq that are vying for the top spot. We'll compare the Niro and the Ioniq, to see which suits your needs!
Have you seen the commercials for the 2017 Niro? They're funny and informative, with Melissa McCarthy discussing the Niro's various features, like available heated and ventilated front seats, standard Rear-Camera Display, and its sweet miles per gallon which peak at 50 combined. The Niro has been on the lot since February 2017, while the 2017 Ioniq began reaching area lots in April 2017. While the Ioniq also achieves 50 miles per gallon, it does not have the breadth of climate control options the Niro does, as it doesn't have ventilated front seats or even an available heated steering wheel, which the 2017 Niro does. Plus, the 2017 Niro checks in at an economical $22,120 with our Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the 2017 Ioniq starts at more than $22,500 at competing lots, a figure which jumps significantly in higher trim options.
|2017 Kia Niro||Vs.||2017 Hyundai Ioniq|
|$22,120 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$22,589 (The Competition)|
|139||Combined HP (gas engine & electric motor)||139|
|54.5||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||26.5|
|102.0||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||96.2|
|Yes / Yes||Available Ventilated Front Seats / Heated Steering Wheel?||No / No|
|Yes||Guinness World Record for Cross-Country MPG?||No|
One of the major differences between the 2017 Kia Niro and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is that the Ioniq is a hybrid sedan, with a smaller available cargo space in its trunk. Meanwhile, the 2017 Niro is a hybrid crossover, with an SUV-like 54.5 cubic feet in back for cargo, so you have additional options for packing for road trips or moves to a new house, for example. Plus, the Niro looks fully modern and streamlined, with smooth lines and a low roofline, while the Ioniq has sharper corners in its front fascia, and a more classic, squared-off "hybrid look." While both vehicles get peak fuel efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon and come with available 8-inch touchscreens to assist you with accessing Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the Niro has more room for cargo and for passengers (102 cubic feet to the Ioniq's 96.2 cubic feet), has a more pleasant design, and additional features that make it a revolutionary entrant in the hybrid race.
Fortunately, we carry the Kia Niro at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Niro for a test drive and fall in love today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.