2020 Kia Niro

Original MSRP Range
$24,590 - $44,590
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
46 - 51 MPG City / 40 - 46 MPG Hwy
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2020 Kia Niro

What We Like

  • Crossover styling
  • Honest-to-goodness 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Wide array of driver-assistance technologies
  • Terrific fuel economy
  • Impressive electric range

What We Don't

  • Sluggish performance in Eco (normal) driving mode
  • Limited ground clearance
  • Modest cargo bay
  • No all-wheel drive


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5

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What's New in the 2020 Kia Niro?

The Niro gets a slight face lift for 2020, with revised exterior and interior styling, new standard and available features and a renamed trim lineup. The most notable feature update is a standard 8-in infotainment system and a newly available 10.25-in unit.  See the 2020 Kia Niro models for sale near you

Which Niro is the Best?

Each version of the Niro offers better-than-average value. The LXS model is arguably the best value, with its modern safety tech, great fuel economy and attractive price. If your budget goes higher than that, you might want to consider a hybrid variant of a bigger SUV, like the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V or the Ford EscapeFind a Kia Niro for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Kia Niro Cost?

The Niro offers five grades for the hybrid. No matter how you cut it, there's a load of value in every grade. Anchoring the Niro lineup, the base LX ($24,590) comes with 16-in tires with wheel covers, automatic headlights, power outboard mirrors, power door locks, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, seven airbags, 60/40 split folding back seats, an outside-temperature display, a trip computer, 6-way adjustable front bucket seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-in touchscreen UVO infotainment system with a rearview camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-speaker audio system with a USB port. No factory options are available. If you upgrade to the LXS ($25,990), you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, push-button start and some nice safety tech, including forward-collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Touring ($28,290) used to be the top trim of the Niro, but it's now a value-packed midrange trim. It comes with 18-in alloy wheels, a power sunroof, a 10-way power driver's seat, extra entertainment features like SiriusXM and HD radio and more driver-assistance tech, including adaptive cruise control and lane-following assist. The Touring Special Edition ($30,790) adds some extra kit on top of the Touring trim, including an exclusive orange paint option, LED headlights, leather seating, an upgraded 10.25-in infotainment system with navigation and a Harman Kardon 8-speaker premium audio system. The EX Premium ($32,790) serves as the new top trim of the Niro hybrid. Its fuel economy is better than the Touring and the Touring Special Edition trims', and it adds rear parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and wireless charging. This trim forgoes leather seating and instead uses artificial leather. This is the trim to get if you want a lot of features while getting 49 mpg in combined driving. Pricing for the 2020 Kia Niro PHEV begins at $29,490 for the LXS, and goes up to $33,290 and $36,390, respectively, for the EX and EX Premium versions. The 2020 Kia Niro EV is priced a bit higher: $39,090 for the EX and $44,590 for the EX Premium.

Niro Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Niro EV EX FWD$39,090 / $38,112Electric / Hybrid201N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedFWD
Niro EV EX Premium FWD$44,590 / $43,476Electric / Hybrid201N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedFWD
Niro EX Premium FWD$32,790 / $31,807Electric / Hybrid13951 / 466-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedFWD
Niro LX FWD$24,590 / $23,853Hybrid13951 / 466-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Niro LXS FWD$25,990 / $25,211Hybrid13951 / 466-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD$33,290 / $32,290Electric / Hybrid139N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedFWD
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD$36,390 / $35,299Electric / Hybrid139N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedFWD
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LXS FWD$29,490 / $28,604Hybrid139N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Niro Touring FWD$28,290 / $27,440Hybrid13946 / 406-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Niro Touring SE FWD$30,790 / $29,867Hybrid13946 / 406-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD

Is the 2020 Kia Niro a Safe Car?

The 2020 Kia Niro comes standard with a driver's-knee airbag in addition to the typical six airbags found in most cars. Every Niro also has hill-start assist and a rearview camera. The LXS trim introduces forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Upgrading to the Touring model or higher adds adaptive cruise control and lane-following assist. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Kia Niro top marks on all its crash tests and awarded the 2019 Niro a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
5 Year Cost to Own

$38,826 ($0.52 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Cold Weather Pkg


2020 Kia Niro vs the competition

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid -- Larger and more powerful than the Niro, the hybrid variant of the CR-V doesn't approach the Kia's fuel economy. But if interior space is a bigger concern than miles per gallon, it's a solid choice. 2020 Toyota Prius -- It's tough to talk about hybrids without bringing a Prius into the discussion because it's the car at which Kia was aiming. The 2020 Prius is hands down the best Prius yet, and it now offers the option of AWD. There's also a PHEV version: the Prius Prime. 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid -- More SUV-like than the Niro, the RAV4 Hybrid offers more room, more ground clearance and better performance. It also comes with AWD, and every model comes standard with advanced driver-assist features. Used Lexus UX 250h -- The Lexus UX 250h just came out in 2019, but there are already used examples popping up at prices similar to a loaded Niro. This efficient hybrid luxury SUV is similar in size to the Niro, but it's more luxurious and has Lexus' strong reputation for reliability and quality. Also, Lexus has one of the best certified pre-owned programs in the business.

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