We all love crossover SUVs because they are spacious, stylish, and typically perform well. What if you took those attributes and added a hybrid engine system? The Kia Niro has set the standard for hybrid crossovers and it continues to impress with its outstanding efficiency specs. Keep reading to learn more.
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How efficient is the 2019 Kia Rio?
First, to understand how efficient the Rio is and why it’s so efficient, let’s explore the engine. Every model comes with a 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that works in sync with an electric motor. That is precisely what makes it a hybrid vehicle. When the gas pedal is not pressed, the Niro runs entirely on the electric motor. Even when the gas engine is being used, the crossover is also receiving power from the electric engine. This greatly reduces the amount of gas being used and thus results in a much more robust fuel economy. Drivers can average up to 52 city mpg, 49 highway mpg, and 50 combined mpg. The gas mileage in the city is better because city driving involves more coasting and stopping, and when you coast or stop, the gas engine shuts off. To achieve these numbers, drivers must still drive carefully and responsibly and avoid a lead foot.
Get the 2019 Kia Niro in Garden Grove CA
Come on down to Garden Grove Kia to learn more about the amazingly-efficient Kia Niro. There is much more to it than just good gas mileage. The Niro comes with a variety of available features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, lane-change assist, Bluetooth, wireless phone charging, leather-trimmed seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and much more.