I had the same issue with a 2009 Hyundai Sonata V6. It was rated 249 horsepower at 6,000 with 6,500 rpm Redline on the Tach. That thing wouldn't rev beyond 5,500 rpm. Even in manual shift mode, it would still upshift at 5,500. Not sure why they even bother rating the engine if they won't allow it to achieve the specs under real world driving conditions.Hi,
Does anyone know what the max engine RPM for the Niro is?
The specification sheet lists it as
Max. power, bhp at rpm 104 / 5,700
Max. torque, Nm at rpm 147 / 4,000
but I can't seem to go above 5000 rpm in sports mode.
If you are trying to drive our econobox with a 10 second zero to sixty time like a race car...
Truth. There have been a few times when I've really noticed that the Niro is shall we say, challenged, in the acceleration department. That's even in comparison to my 2001 VW Golf TDI with a whopping 90HP. Don't get me wrong, I love the car and I'm not disappointed in the performance, but there are times when the lack of giddyup is noticeable. I wouldn't trade the efficiency for more pep though, as you said, none of my reasons for buying the car included "sportiness"A few people on this forum actually seem to be
In the 8,500 miles I've driven my Niro, I think I've redlined it two times. It's not a fast car. No point in trying to squeeze the juice out of a turnip. We bought these Niros because they have great fuel economy (and other reasons, none of which include "fast")
Oh, no doubt the torque response make it feel quicker than a lot of cars. Plus the '01 Golf weighs ~2800lbs, whereas the Niro is ~3100lbs.Your 2001 VW with 90 HP probably has more torque than many if not most 200 HP engines. So it feels faster, and probably accelerates faster, at least in most acceleration events up to highway speeds. Then HP becomes more important.