2023  Kia Niro PHEV First Test

Automobile

By autogos.com

The electric driving capacity of this plug-in hybrid is its biggest selling point, but the rest of its performance is adequate.

The number 33 is by far the most crucial for the 2023 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV).

It's a few miles longer than the previous-generation Niro PHEV's EV-only range of 26 miles.

The Niro PHEV puts up decent figures and performs admirably. It took 7.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.

The Niro PHEV's electric motor and 1.6-liter gasoline engine create 180 horsepower.

The Niro PHEV stops in 129 feet from 60 mph, which is another acceptable, near-average figure that places it between its hybrid and EV peers.

In regular driving, greater regen reduces the number of times you touch the brake pedal just remove your foot off the accelerator.

On the driver's side front fender, what seems to be a fuel-filler door is actually a cover for the charging port, which recharges the 11.1-kWh battery.

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