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One of the reasons for choosing my Niro was needing doors that open wider than average and front seats that go further back while still at a "car height".

My mom has hip, knee and ankle joint issues and has had multiple surgeries including joint replacements. Historically we have had issues with getting her into and out of "family" cars. (Ford Escort, Mercury Sable, Honda CR-V)

Today I brought her home from getting her Right knee replacement, while still having issues with her left hip. She slid right into the seat, and her feet cleared the door frame beautifully. Even the nurse that transferred her into the car was impressed.

Some people have commented on the size being too small for an SUV and too big for a regular hatchback. I for one say, that's just what I needed, Thanks KIA
 

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One of the reasons for choosing my Niro was needing doors that open wider than average and front seats that go further back while still at a "car height".

My mom has hip, knee and ankle joint issues and has had multiple surgeries including joint replacements. Historically we have had issues with getting her into and out of "family" cars. (Ford Escort, Mercury Sable, Honda CR-V)

Today I brought her home from getting her Right knee replacement, while still having issues with her left hip. She slid right into the seat, and her feet cleared the door frame beautifully. Even the nurse that transferred her into the car was impressed.

Some people have commented on the size being too small for an SUV and too big for a regular hatchback. I for one say, that's just what I needed, Thanks KIA
Yes the Niro seems to have a found the same niche for me and a neighbour (we are both disabled) and both got Niros for that very reason. I saw one Niro reviewer describe it as a 'pregnant' hatchback and I suspect it may be ideal for transporting pregnant women to pre-natal clinic for the very reason you allude to.
 

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A lot of even smaller SUVs require climbing up to sit in seat. The best are at exactly the Niro height, which weirdly include even small cars. Like the Toyota Echo. But that is a strange beast all the way round. My (prior car) PT Cruiser which is shorter than the Niro has the same seat heights. Passengers do remark on how easy it is to get into the car. The doors seem normal to me, but the PT had exceptionally wide opening doors too.
 

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I nearly got a PT Cruiser some years ago but did not because of the poor fuel consumption; From memory, the fuel consumption were 29 miles for imperial gallon. I get twice that in the Niro but with the same height seats.
 

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The PT is the least efficient car I've ever owned and that was its only downside for me (a big one). But my 225,000 mile lifetime average was right at 29 mpg US. Manual shift. I've been able to beat the government estimates in every car I've owned. But even at 29 mpg, I bet I paid less for fuel that you do in your Niro in GB.
 
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