First Kia, first hybrid - Kia Niro Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Griswald
  • 1 Post By Beth
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 29
Garage
First Kia, first hybrid

Just got the PHEV EX Premium in platinum graphite. Still figuring out some of the features, but very pleased. Got a pretty reasonable price, had a fairly knowledgeable salesperson, and only had to go to the next county for it, so it was not a bad situation. Not a lot of PHEV in Idaho.

Drew
2019 PHEV EX Premium
drewesque is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 07:57 AM
Senior Member
 
TheSilverFlash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 120
Welcome I've had my PHEV EX Premium for about 3 weeks and I'm in love. I had to go from TN to KY to get it. I see some Niro hybrids in Knoxville, but I haven't seen a PHEV Niro yet. Most people don't even know KIA makes a PHEV/EV. They have a lot to advertising catch up to do if they want to get more exposure to their lineup.

Paul
2019 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Silky Silver
2016 Mazda CX-5 GT Soul Red

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TheSilverFlash is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 08:55 AM
Super Moderator
 
atc98092's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Auburn WA
Posts: 237
Garage
I've had mine for almost 2 months. Also my first Kia and first hybrid. It certainly requires a different approach to driving to maximize EV range, but I'm pretty happy overall. I lucked out, and had a number of PHEVs available within 15 miles of my home. I did have to go to one further away from my home to get an acceptable lease offer, but still close enough to drive home under only EV power. I'm currently at a little over 1200 miles since I topped the gas tank off, and the dash says 232 MPG with just over a half tank left. With this nice weather, I'm seeing about 30-32 miles of EV range if I stay off the freeway. And that's using the A/C as needed too.

Dan
2019 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
atc98092 is online now  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: California
Posts: 88
My Ex Premium PHEV is red. I got it in Feb and have several 8 hour trips in it. Love it!
Beth is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 05:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 75
Beth if you are monitoring this tread how was your comfort on your long trip? We are preparing for a trip in the next month and wonder how you found the seating and your overall comfort for a trip 8 hours long?

Did you have any passenger and were they comfortable? Our trip will have two of us up front and two in the rear seats.
Johnxyz is online now  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 06:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnxyz View Post
Beth if you are monitoring this tread how was your comfort on your long trip? We are preparing for a trip in the next month and wonder how you found the seating and your overall comfort for a trip 8 hours long?

Did you have any passenger and were they comfortable? Our trip will have two of us up front and two in the rear seats.
4 full sized adults? 8 hours will be rough. By myself, 10 hour trips are fine, no discomfort at all, but wedged in for that long, I wouldnt like that.
Johnxyz likes this.
Griswald is online now  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 04:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: California
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnxyz View Post
Beth if you are monitoring this tread how was your comfort on your long trip? We are preparing for a trip in the next month and wonder how you found the seating and your overall comfort for a trip 8 hours long?

Did you have any passenger and were they comfortable? Our trip will have two of us up front and two in the rear seats.

One trip was myself and my husband and we were both very comfortable. I didn't have any of the sciatic pain I normally get after a long trip.



The 2nd trip was by myself. I turned off EV for driving on the freeway and at rest stops I could leave the car on in EV mode and run the AC while taking a nap mid drive.



Unless the front passengers are really tall the rear passengers should have plenty of leg room. Stopping regularly for stretch and walk breaks will help if the quarters are tight.
Johnxyz likes this.
Beth is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome