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2018 Niro

MADE FOR Urban Living

Roomy, versatile, and fuel-efficient, the 2018 Niro is one capable crossover-hybrid.

  • Made for Making an Exit

    2018 Kia Niro - Rear Design

    Rear Design

    Gorgeous, even as it drives away, the Niro leaves people with an impression they won’t soon forget. Its sporty spoiler and eye-catching available LED taillights enrich its noticeably streamlined design.

  • Made for Showing Off

    2018 Kia Niro - Wheels


    Decisions, decisions. With the choice of two stylish wheel designs, including the standard and sporty 16-inch rims or the available striking twin five-spoke 18-inch rims, picking one won’t be easy.

  • Made for Fuel Efficiency

    2018 Kia Niro - Air Vents

    Air Vents

    Strategically placed air vents help air flow smoothly around the Niro. What’s more, the Niro is also meticulously sculpted to minimize drag. The result? An aerodynamic marvel that maximizes fuel efficiency and provides a smoother, quieter ride.

  • Made for Making an Entrance

    2018 Kia Niro - Front Design

    Front Design

    Our first CUV built from the ground up as a hybrid, the Niro surprises and performs with every drive. Complementing the smart technology are sophisticated European design choices, like clean lines crafted to minimize drag and available high-intensity discharge (HID) projector beam headlights that simply look incredible.

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2018 Kia Niro

Made for Unmatched Efficiency

Smooth and reliable performance is delivered through our full parallel hybrid system that pairs an energy-dense 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery, a lightweight electric motor and the Niro’s 1.6L, gasoline-direct injection (GDI) engine for a combined 195 lb-ft of torque. The result is high efficiency performance.

2018 Kia Niro

Made for Every Situation

The Niro makes the most of every driving situation. At low speeds, it can operate in EV (electric vehicle) mode. When you need a little extra power to accelerate and climb, the engine and electric motor run at the same time. The Niro can even recharge a low battery at fixed speeds.

2018 Kia Niro

Made for Seizing the Moment

Any time you slow down, the regenerative braking system charges Niro up. Then, during deceleration, the electric traction motor captures the kinetic energy to recharge the battery.

2018 Kia Niro

Made for Shifting the Bar

While many hybrids use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Niro raises the bar by using a highly responsive, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that shifts gears smoothly and quickly. The result is a crisp, exhilarating drive. This is how a hybrid should perform.

Feature Highlights

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM

    No matter your smartphone tastes, Niro has you covered. With both Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM integration standard, you’ll be able to see a familiar interface for all your music, navigation, and app needs.2,7,8

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Audio System

    Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System

    Get the most out of your music by connecting it to the Niro using standard Bluetooth®. Then, hear the difference the available Harman/Kardon® premium sound system can make.

  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control

    Advanced Smart Cruise Control

    Advanced smart cruise control (ASCC) provides the convenience of cruise control with the peace of mind of reacting to road conditions. When vehicles slow down, the available ASCC matches their speed until they accelerate, maintaining a safe distance.1

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

    Autonomous Emergency Braking

    City driving can be unpredictable at best. The available Autonomous Emergency Braking system can intervene automatically, providing full braking assistance, up to a complete stop when possible if it detects a potential frontal collision.1

  • Lane Keeping Assist

    Lane Keeping Assist

    If you start to drift out of lane without signalling, the available Lane Keep Assist System will alert the driver and correct the vehicle's course if no action is taken.1

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

    Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

    Stay aware of your surroundings. When reversing, available rear cross traffic alert will detect and warn you of oncoming traffic from the left or right.1

Model Range


2018 Kia Niro L
  • Power
    139 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 


Standard Features
  • Engine
    1.6L GDI 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Automatic DCT 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM
  • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity


2018 Kia Niro EX
  • Power
    139 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 


Standard Features
  • Engine
    1.6L GDI 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Automatic DCT 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Combination cloth/leather seats
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • LED rear combination taillights

EX Premium

2018 Kia Niro EX Premium
  • Power
    139 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

EX Premium

Standard Features
  • Engine
    1.6L GDI 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Automatic DCT 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Power sunroof
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert

SX Touring

2018 Kia Niro SX Touring
  • Power
    139 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

SX Touring

Standard Features
  • Engine
    1.6L GDI 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Automatic DCT 
  • Wheels
    18" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Leather seats
  • Harman/Kardon® premium audio system
  • 8-inch multimedia interface with navigation
  • Autonomous emergency braking system

Exterior Colours

Snow White Pearl

Snow White Pearl (P)

Aurora Black

Aurora Black


Graphite (M)

Gravity Blue

Gravity Blue (M)

Temptation Red

Temptation Red (M)

Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue (M)


Espresso (M)

M = Metallic
P = Pearl

Interior Colours

Black Cloth

Black Cloth

Black Cloth and Leather

Black Cloth & Leather Combination

Black Leather

Black Leather


  • FeatureLEXSX
    16” alloy wheels with wheel covers  -
    18" alloy wheels-- 
    205/60R16 tires  -
    225/45R18 tires-- 
    Tire mobility kit  -
    Compact spare tire-- 
    LED daytime running lights   
    Dual-function projection headlights  -
    Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights-- 
    Fog lights   
    LED positioning lights   
    LED taillights-  
    Aeroblade wipers-- 
    Privacy glass   
    Solar glass   
    Power sunroof-P 
    Power heated sideview mirrors   
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters-  
    Automatic power folding sideview mirrors-  
    Body coloured door handles  -
    Chrome door handles-- 
    Splash guards   
    Roof rails-  
    Checkmark icon = StandardP = Premium Package- = Not available
  • FeatureLEXSX
    Dual-zone fully automatic climate control   
    Clean Air ionizerTM   
    Rear climate ventilation-  
    Automatic defog system   
    Automatic headlights   
    Illuminated vanity mirror   
    Map lights   
    Sunglass holder   
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror-  
    Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)   
    Low washer fluid lamp   
    Trip computer   
    4.2-inch Supervision LCD/TFT instrument cluster   
    AM/FM/MP3/satellite radio6   
    AUX and USB input ports   
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity2,3   
    7-inch Display Audio  -
    8-inch multimedia interface with navigation4-- 
    Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM smartphone integration2,7,8   
    Harman/Kardon® premium audio system5-- 
    Tilt and telescopic steering column   
    Power windows   
    Express up/down driver window   
    Express up/down passenger window-  
    Power door locks   
    Keyless entry   
    Smart Key with push-button start-  
    Steering wheel mounted audio controls   
    Steering wheel mounted cruise control   
    Drive mode select   
    110V power inverter (household outlet)-- 
    Cargo cover-  
    Luggage net   
    Wireless phone charger2-  
    USB charge port-  
    Under floor storage box-  
    Idle Stop and Go   
    Checkmark icon = StandardP = Premium Package- = Not available
  • FeatureLEXSX
    Cloth seats --
    Combination cloth/leather seats- -
    Leather seats-- 
    Height adjustable front seats   
    Heated front seats   
    Heated rear seats-- 
    Air-cooled front seats-- 
    8-way power adjustable driver's seat with 2-way lumbar support-P 
    Driver’s seat memory function-- 
    Rear armrest with cup holders-  
    60:40 folding rear seats   
    Driver's seatback pocket-- 
    Heated steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped gear shift knob   
    Satin chrome interior door handles-  
    High gloss interior trim-  
    Deluxe door scuff plates-- 
    Alloy pedals-- 
    Checkmark icon = StandardP = Premium Package- = Not available
  • FeatureLEXSX
    Dual advanced front airbags   
    Dual side airbags   
    Dual side curtain airbags   
    Driver's side knee airbag   
    4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)   
    Impact-sensing door unlock   
    Hill-assist control (HAC)   
    Brake assist system (BAS)   
    Electronic stability control (ESC)   
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)   
    Rearview camera1   
    Blind spot detection1-P 
    Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA)1-P 
    Rear parking sensors1-  
    Front parking sensors1-- 
    Autonomous emergency braking system1-- 
    Lane keeping assist system (LKAS)1-- 
    Driver attention alert (DAA)1-- 
    Checkmark icon = StandardP = Premium Package- = Not available


  • Mechanical
    1.6L, GDI HEV, permanent magnet synchronous motor
    Valve Train
    4-valves per cylinder, Dual Cam Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
    104 hp @ 5,700 rpm: gasoline;
    32 kW @ 1,798-2,500 rpm: electric motor;
    139 @ 5,700 rpm: combined performance
    108.5 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm: gasoline;
    195 lb.-ft. @ 1,000 ~ 2,400 rpm: combined
    Variable Intake System (VIS), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel Management
    Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
    6-speed, dual-clutch Sportmatic automatic
  • Body
    Front engine, front wheel drive
    Body Type
    Front Suspension
    Independent, McPherson struts with gas absorbers
    Rear Suspension
    Independent, multi-link, gas absorbers
    Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brakes
    4-wheel disc
    4-sensor, 4-channel
    381mm (15 in.) vented disc
    355.6mm (14 in.) solid disc


  • Dimensions
    2,700mm (106.3 in.)
    4,355mm (171.4 in.)
    1,805mm (71 in.)
    Height(without Roof Rails)
    1,535mm (60.4 in.)
    Height(with Roof Rails)
    1,545mm (60.8 in.)
    Head Room(Front)
    1,018mm (40 in.)
    Head Room(Rear)
    993mm (39 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Front)
    1,423mm (56 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Rear)
    1,402mm (55.2 in.)
    Leg Room(Front)
    1,059mm (41.7 in.)
    Leg Room(Rear)
    950mm (37.4 in.)
    Hip Room(Front)
    1,364mm (53.7 in.)
    Hip Room(Rear)
    1,228mm (48.3 in.)
  • Capacities
    Cargo Capacity(2nd Row Seat Upright)
    635 L (22.5 cu. ft.)
    Cargo Capacity(2nd Row Seat Folded)
    1,789 L (63.2 cu. ft.)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    45 L
  • Weight
    Gross Weight
    1,850 kg (4,078 lbs.)1,900 kg (4,188 lbs.)1,930 kg (4,255 lbs.)
    Curb Weight
    1,409 kg (3,106 lbs.)1,419 kg (3,128 lbs.)1,467 kg (3,234 lbs.)


  1. Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
  2. Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider. For wireless charging, certain smartphones may require a wireless charging-compatible case.
  3. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
  4. When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  5. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
  6. SiriusXM® satellite radio service includes 3 month trial and is available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
  7. Apple, the Apple logo, CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  8. Google, Google Play, Google Maps, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.