Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Niro PHEV

Production of the U.S.-bound Kia Niro PHEV began back in October, yet we've just now received official EPA ratings for the plug-in SUV.

Before diving into the numbers we should note that pricing has not yet been released. Kia won’t discuss pricing yet, but the plug-in will likely start higher than the existing LX version’s $24,180 base cost. Additionally, we believe first deliveries may still be on track for late this month, but it seems likely that most Kia dealerships won't have the Niro PHEV at their disposal until sometime next month. Here's Kia's official word on the matter:

"Get the latest news on the 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid, coming late 2017."

Onto the numbers.

The Kia Niro PHEV has been officially rated by the EPA at 26 miles of electric range combined and 46 MPG. Total range is some 560 miles.

The breakdown for electric range is as follows:

  • City: 27.65 miles
  • Highway: 24.02 miles
  • Combined: 26 miles
The PHEV composite MPGe figures seen below are not what you'll see on the window sticker. The window sticker will show a combined MPGe figure of 105.

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

Moving on to fuel economy, here's how those numbers break out:

  • 48 MPG city
  • 44 MPG highway
  • 46 MPG combined

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

We should note that, as is typically the case with Hyundai/Kia offerings, all of the confirmed figures fall in line with the automaker's previous estimates. Those estimates where 48 MPG city, 44 MPG highway and 46 MPG combined, with 26 miles of electric range. We feel pretty confident we can trust the early release figures from Hyundai/Kia now.

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

Kia Niro PHEV - EPA

Check out our comprehensive overview of the Kia Niro PHEV here.