Unlike the compact SUV space, whose models often take on a bland nothingness of personality rather than offend any potential buyers in the popular segment, subcompact SUVs are vulnerable to the opposite extreme – becoming to strange offbeat-looking that their desire to be accepted by the youthful and energetic contingency makes them too weird. Finding something that is practical, engaging and subtle isn’t always the easiest task. Things get even weirder when it’s an alternative-fuel vehicle like a hybrid.
Luckily, the 2019 Kia Niro has arrived to bring elegance, efficiency and interior luxury to a segment of vehicles that too often brings to mind the “Hello, fellow kids” meme. With up to 50 combined MPG, standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integrations and the cargo volume of a compact SUV, the 2019 Kia Niro proves that class doesn’t have to be boring. Up against the 2019 Kia Niro is the small SUV from Italian brand Fiat.
2019 Kia Niro
2019 Fiat 500X
|Up to 50 combined MPG||Fuel economy||Up to 26 combined MPG|
|106.3 inches/17.5 feet||Wheelbase/Turning circle||101.2 inches/18.1 feet|
|101 cubic feet||Passenger space||92 cubic feet|
|54.5 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||39.8 cubic feet|
|Dual-zone automatic||Climate control||Manual|
|Top Safety Pick +||IIHS safety distinction||Not recommended by IIHS|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||4 years/50,000 miles|
|$23,490||MSRP starts at||$24,740|
As is evident in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Niro is more than just a great hybrid. It’s a great small crossover. With nearly double the fuel efficiency of the 500X, the 2019 Niro proves to be a road-trip warrior. The longer wheelbase of the Niro means a smoother and quieter ride and yet the Niro still has an easier time navigating tight urban streets with a small turning circle than the 500X
Inside, comfort continues to the be the name of the game. With the 2019 Kia Niro, you’ll have more space for passengers and their gear. Everybody will also ride in greater comfort with standard dual-zone automatic climate control, a feature that requires a costly upgrade in the 2019 Fiat 500X.
Speaking of cost, with all of the 2019 Kia Niro’s myriad advantages over the 2019 Fiat 500X, including its hybrid powertrain, you may assume it to be more expensive. On the contrary, the 2019 Kia Niro is over $1,000 less than the 2019 Fiat 500X and that’s before getting the kind of discounts and incentives Friendly Kia has every day.
As Tampa Bay’s lowest-priced and highest-stocked dealer, you can bet you’ll find the 2019 Kia Niro in the color and configuration you want on our lot. As the only Kia dealer in Tampa Bay to be welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club, you can bet you’ll get it for less and leave happy.
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