We did the same path as you. First a Honda, then a Prius... Then we wanted a new car and the Prius V was discontinued! They wanted us to get a 4WD with much less gas mileage! So we found out about the Kia Niro, looked at it and we love it! We bought it "loaded" for the safety features and LOVE them. Safety features may be on more models now... We have around 35000 miles and absolutely no issues with it! The only problem is it is a big smaller than the Prius V... Because of the safety features, we generally drive the Kia. We live in a place where all roads to somewhere are twisty and narrow... My husband can get 50 mpg.