Hey there from Texas, VW Passat Diesel owner
Hey there from South Central Texas. After some navel contemplation about what to do with my diesel 2013 VW Passat TDI, considering buying a Niro. The resale value on my Passat has tanked since the emissions fur ball started. The Passat has been an excellent ride. Zero repairs or issues for four years. We looked at a Niro at local dealer. I was impressed by the design and quality of the Kia. My TDI diesel has averaged about 40 mpg for the last 90,000 miles. Would be happy if the Niro meets or exceeds this mileage. Still have a year to pull the trigger. By the time I sell my Passat back to VW, the first Niro's should be on the road and the first set of squawk's posted and fixed.
My first impression of the Kia's was wow they look like Audi's and VW's. No surprise after learning who designed the Kia. Also drove an Optima Hybrid. Nice ride and quiet, steering was numb. Not an exciting road, lots of useful features. I suspect there is a Kia in my future.