2018 EX Touring Graphite Edition
March, 2019: Just bought a leftover 2018 EX Touring Graphite Edition for $26,500 “out the door”. Vehicle price was $24,903, the rest was for taxes, tags, doc fee, whatever. I wanted a 2019 EX but for some reason local dealers only had FE and LX models, though I really like the looks of this one. We’re also getting better mpg than the rates 43 mpg combined city/hwy.
My wife commutes 60 miles one way so we’re hoping to save on gas money. I hope what we save on gas is eaten by higher maintenance costs.
I picked the Niro because we wanted a hybrid and this one met my most important criteria — I had to fit behind the wheel and be able to drive it safely. I’m 6’8” which is pretty tall. This was the only hybrid, in my price range, that worked for me. I’ve driven it on some trips between 100 and 200 miles, with stretch stops, and have been mostly comfortable. I would like to cut out the left-side hard plastic wall of the center console where it meets the dashboard that my right leg rests against quite uncomfortably. If it was my daily driver I would probably do that. I’ll make do with a soft pad stuck between my leg and the console wall.