2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia is on the move, once again, with an expanded line of hybrid vehicles that offers the best combination of style, performance and price you will find anywhere among eco-friendly vehicles. Two recent releases are the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid crossover that is setting our lot ablaze with excitement, thanks to its 50 combined MPG in its base FE trim and the hilarious and informative commercials starring Melissa McCarthy. And the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is the latest in a line of stylish sedans that also save money with their fuel economy.

Making a decision between these two models is a matter of scale. If you would like a more performance-driven vehicle with plenty of room for passengers but a standard trunk for cargo, then the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is your ride, with 42 combined miles per gallon, and a sophisticated exterior that blends with a tech-savvy interior. If you would like a crossover vehicle with a larger cargo area and which saves even more money on gas, then the 2017 Kia Niro is the ideal, with 54.5 cubic feet available for cargo and more than 40 mpg in all of its five trim options.

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2017 Kia Niro Vs. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
Hybrid Utility Vehicle Class Hybrid Sedan
139 Net Horsepower (gas engine & electric motor) 192
195 Net Torque (lb.-ft.) 271
52, 49 Top MPG (city, highway) 39, 46
54.5 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 13.4
Yes Regenerative Braking? No
8 Max. Number of Speakers 10
Yes / Yes Available Heated Front Seats / Ventilated Front Seats? Yes / Yes
5 Trim Levels 2

Either Choice is a Great One with Kia Hybrids Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

The 2017 Kia Niro has 139 net horsepower with the marriage of its gas engine and electric motor, which is solid for a crossover hybrid, but the 2017 Optima Hybrid has a robust combined 192 horsepower, and 271 lb.-ft. of torque. Either way, with one of these hybrids you will help conserve the environment with their reduced emissions. Both come standard with Kia’s UVO3 eServices, which give you 8GB for music storage, access to streaming music, and syncs you up with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, if you have a compatible smartphone. Both also have available voice-command navigation for higher trim options, and the audio excellence that only comes from Harman/Kardon speakers.

If you are shopping for a hybrid vehicle, either choice is a great one – either the versatility of the 2017 Kia Niro or the sporty performance of the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. If you would like to test drive a model or ask us some questions, please see us on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. 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.

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