Kia Niro running costs
A Toyota Prius may be a little more economical, but the Niro hybrid still impresses
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|11-13||7yrs / 100,000 miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £1,235 / £2,470|
The Niro hybrid looks like great value thanks to its high specification – whatever trim level you choose and the Benefit-in-Kind rate for company-car drivers is reasonable, too. You can also consider the more stylish Hyundai Kona Hybrid, which gets the same powertrain and also has a really high standard specification.
The hybrid Niro isn't clean enough to earn London Congestion Charge exemption, so if you commute into the capital regularly, then you might want to consider the plug-in hybrid or full electric alternatives.
Kia Niro insurance group
The Kia Niro falls into insurance groups 11 to 13 depending on what trim you choose, so they'll be affordable to insure and very comparable with other family hatchback likes the Volkswagen Golf, and alternative hybrids like the Toyota Prius or Corolla.
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 that far. Costs will be reasonable, with Kia offering a three-year all-inclusive deal at around £450.
As none of the Kia Niro hybrid range crosses the £40,000 threshold, road tax is £145 for the first year and £140 per year thereafter.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Kia Niro is an SUV-style hybrid that’s more practical than a Toyota Prius, if less efficient
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Kia Niro is more frugal than most diesel SUVs, but it's a long way off the standards set by plug-in hybrids
- 3Running costs - currently readingA Toyota Prius may be a little more economical, but the Niro hybrid still impresses
- 4Engines, drive & performanceIt’s not a thrill-a-minute, but the Kia Niro offers competent family motoring
- 5Interior & comfortThe Niro’s interior is a nice place to be, especially in top-spec trim when you get full digital dials as well as great infotainment
- 6Practicality & boot spacePlenty of boot space and a roomy interior add to the Kia Niro’s family-friendly appeal
- 7Reliability & safetyYou can’t beat a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty and the Kia Niro has lots of safety technology