Kia Niro running costs
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2019/20 company car cost (20%/40%)|
|12-14||7 years / 100,000 miles||12 months / 10,000 miles||From £1,042.36 / £2,084.72|
You don’t get any money off through the plug-in car grant, but the Niro still looks great value thanks to its high specification – whatever trim level you choose. The Benefit-in-Kind rate is 22% regardless of spec, and no Niro is clean enough to earn London Congestion Charge exemption.
Kia Niro insurance group
The Kia Niro 2 and Niro 4 both have a group 12 insurance rating, but the mid-range Niro 3 is rated higher, in group 14.
That may sound odd, but the reason is the Niro 3 has many of the more desirable extras of the Niro 4, but without that car’s standard autonomous emergency braking.
The seven-year/100,000-mile warranty handed out by Kia covers the whole car, including its hybrid powertrain. You won’t find better cover on any rival.
The Kia Niro has 10,000-mile service intervals, or requires annual servicing if you don’t drive far enough. Costs will be reasonable, with Kia offering a three-year all-inclusive deal at around £450.
As none of the Kia Niro range cross the £40,000 threshold, road tax is just £135 per year.
Experts reckon a Kia Niro hybrid will be worth between 45 and 49% of its new price at three years/36,000 miles – higher-spec versions losing the most in both percentage and real terms. It’s a decent performance, though, and compares well to rivals.