Niro's 10-year warranty on the battery should alleviate the battery issue, but...
If your commute is mostly highway miles at 75 MPH+, you won't get very good MPG in the Niro - at least, I don't.
I put on 1 mile in town to every 40+ miles on the highway, and I've never achieved better than 36 MPG/tank. I drive CONSERVATIVELY and NONAGGRESSIVELY.
Personally, I'm looking into getting rid of my Niro ASAP and maybe getting a 1980's VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup, which gets 55+ MPG. After the cost of engine & tranny rebuilds and any other reconditioning necessary, I'll be getting back roughly $10,000 on the vehicle swap, plus I'll be saving thousands per year in fuel as well.
But keep in mind I'm doing this because I strongly dislike new cars, the Niro included. I want to get REAL fuel savings for my situation, which the Niro has failed to achieve for me. I want to put my own stereo in my car, which I cannot do with the Niro. I want to be able to have complete control over the vents used with the heat/ac, which I cannot do with the Niro.
In short, buying a new car was a costly mistake for me. I suggest very careful consideration before pulling the trigger.
Last edited by RedWouldForrest; 03-19-2018 at 11:02 AM.