2018 Kia Niro PHEV Review: Making Plugging In Feel Normal

– Detroit, Michigan

Verdict 7.1 / 10

Plug-in cars are still a very small part of the market, even though more manufacturers than ever are offering them. From Kia, the new Niro Plug-In Hybrid is an easy way to convince shoppers of the virtues of electricity: with a larger battery and more powerful motor than the non-plug-in hybrid Niro, it can travel up to 26 miles on electricity alone and still returns 46 miles per gallon combined when the battery is exhausted. Just like the standard Niro, this plug-in hybrid hatchback eschews the weird tropes of other eco-focused cars, packing its thrifty drivetrain in a fun and useful package.

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