xaqtly do you mind me asking what you paid. We are looking to get one soon an LX with advanced tech package. Thanks!
We are also in so cal and it would be nice to know what dealership you went to.
Sure - we paid $28,500 for a Niro EX w/Premium package, Metal Stream gray. MSRP was somewhere in the $32,500 range, almost $35000 with the dealer-added security/tint package added to it. We bought it from Kia of Orange, which is the closest dealer to where we live. Our price was before taxes, not out the door.
Kia of Orange is a very small, very cramped dealer, and they use very high pressure sales tactics and will try to add in a bunch of dealer-driven options to get you to pay more. I don't recommend them, but if you want to buy from them they will probably meet your price if you push back hard enough, and maybe hit them at the end of the month because they need to meet their quotas and will be more willing to deal. All that being said, the finance guys were very nice, as was our salesperson - we only really got the grief and the high pressure from the managers.
Kia of Garden Grove is the one that had something like 8 2017 Niros with $5k markups sitting on their lot, all with dead batteries. I imagine they would cut you a **** of a deal on one of those, at this point. They're also a pretty small, cramped dealer.
Kia of Cerritos was a very large, very nice dealer. They also had $4k markups on their Niros for some reason. But they're a considerably nicer dealer than the first two, for whatever that's worth. Obviously don't ever pay a markup. SoCal is flooded with Niros.