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First Drive: Get Up Close and Personal with the 2023 Kia Niro

We've all seen the 2023 Kia Niro on the road, but have you ever been curious about what it's really like to drive one? Well, now's your chance! We took the all-new Kia Niro for a spin and we were impressed. Here's what you need to know about this affordable and practical family car.

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Three powertrains available. Photo: Tomika Bryant

The all-new design of the Kia Niro is something to behold. Not only is it a great ride, but it's also setting a new standard for sustainable mobility. Whether you're revving up for the family road trip or preparing to hit the town in style, the Kia Niro is sure to deliver. This hybrid SUV has it all: sleek design, fuel-efficiency, and a generous amount of space. Plus, there's no compromise on performance – this ride can take you anywhere with ease and still manages to look amazing doing so. With state-of-the-art technology, you will be happy cruising around town in your Kia Niro and have heads turning everywhere you go! With its sleek lines and modern look, the Niro is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

Kia America welcomed top media from around the country to experience KIa's all-new 2023 Niro first hand in and around Northern San Diego County. From the stunning Encinitas coastline, into Julian California with its beautiful foothills we experienced a range of emotions driving this next generation vehicle designed to be eco conscious! There is an increase demand for electric cars due to rising gas prices and environmental awareness. With three highly efficient powertrains, these vehicles will continue to be in demand: hybrid electric (HEV), plug innative(PHEV) And finally an EV so pure – The Future Is Here Now

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Front view

If you're looking for a car that's both reliable and efficient, the Niro is your new best friend! Not only is it super easy to maneuver and surprisingly spacious, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a vehicle with better fuel economy. You can count on getting up to 50 miles per gallon on the highway – what a fantastic way to save money and help preserve our planet at the same time! Whether you're taking the long drive for a weekend getaway or tackling your daily grind, the Niro has got you covered.

The base hybrid model comes with an engine powered by gas and electric motors, while the perkier plug in Hybrid adds even more power and is fast charging. Throughout the vehicle are sustainable materials which give it not only looks but also durability so you can drive worry free knowing this car won't break down on your way back home after work or class (unless there's something wrong). A novel “Green Zone” Drive Mode allows drivers to reduce their carbon footprint by automatically switching to EV mode

Here's a closer look at the all-new exterior and interior styling of the Niro.

Exterior view of Kia Niro 2022
Full side view

Exterior Styling

The all-new Niro has an aerodynamic design that's sure to turn heads. The aero blade definitely adds to its performance as it helps the air flow while driving. The sleek lines flow from the front grille to the rear bumper, giving the Niro a sporty look that's also efficient. The LED headlights and daytime running lights add a touch of luxury, while the 18-inch alloy wheels complete the look of this stylish SUV.

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Headrest is made with sustainable materials

Interior Styling

The interior of the Niro is just as stunning as the exterior. The spacious cabin features high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the infotainment system is easy to use. The Niro also has plenty of storage space for all your belongings. If you're looking for a cutting-edge automobile, then the Niro is for you! Not only does it come with plenty of features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and heated seats that will make every drive incredibly comfortable, but its design will leave you wanting more. There's something special about nosing along the highway while other drivers take notice of your modern ride – after all, who wouldn't want to be seen in the Niro? Get ready to experience superior style and convenience in one fahrenheit-raising package.

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2023 Kia Niro Steering Wheel View
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2023 Kia Niro Infotainment

How does the 2023 Niro Drive?

Taking the Niro for a spin was a truly unique experience that we won't soon forget. From the moment you settle into the comfortable interior, you can feel the car respond to your touch and move effortlessly along. We were astounded by how quickly and evenly it accelerated from stoplight to stoplight, providing a smooth ride all throughout. Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, you reach the peak of its power – amazing! We had an absolute blast test driving this beautiful machine and can honestly say that it has earned our stamp of approval!

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Plenty of trunk space

The KIA Niro is sporty yet practical SUV, a great option for those concerned with economy, boasting outstanding fuel efficiency and an affordable price tag. Not only that, but it also features a spacious interior and tons of useful tech features, ensuring comfort and convenience during your drives.

The all-new Kia Niro is the perfect hybrid SUV for families or anyone who wants a stylish and practical vehicle. With plenty of standard features, great fuel economy, and a smooth ride, the Niro is definitely worth considering if you're in the market for an economical SUV. The all-new Niro is a work of art inside and out. With its sleek lines, modern look, and state-of-the-art technology, the Niro sets a new standard for sustainable mobility.

How much is the 2023 Kia Niro?

Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP: (excludes $1,295 destination)
Niro Plug-in Hybrid EX $33,740
Niro Plug-in Hybrid SX Touring $39,490

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Welcome to my home on the web... I’m Tomika, the thought leader behind Life in Pumps. I love all things fashion, fun & travel! I’m a wife and mother of two very active teenagers. I'm a social butterfly and passionate about advocating for breast cancer disparities and the benefits of organics. Follow along as I believe life is more fun when you actually live it!

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