The Optima EX/SX and Forte EX does have that feature...................Just out of curiosity, do other Kia models have side view mirrors that fold in and out when you lock/unlock the doors, or is the Niro the only one that can "wiggle its ears"? I haven't seen any other Kia models in the parking lot at work with folded-in mirrors, but it's probably not a representative sample of late-model Kias.
Thank you so much for posting this!! I was looking for a way to raise the height of the passenger seat, and was frustrated that it didn't seem possible. I've driven the new EX for only a few days and may have stumbled upon it myself eventually, but you just saved me the effort.It's the bigger of the 2 levers and you just pull it up a few times and voila the P seat comes up about an inch or so... Again unlisted as a P seat adjustment in the 2 inch Owner's book!!
I've driven Niros with 18" & 16" wheels. I found the road noise and ride comfort significantly better with 16s. I found the 18" ones barely tolerable whereas the 16s were far more pleasant.The only thing that I find a little . bit annoying is the 18 inch wheels on the sx touring .we wanted all of the options except fo those big wheels .on or around Halloween we will putting n our winter tires on 16inch steelies.I guess that should give us some idea of ride with smaller wheel. Everything else on this car find pretty amazing . It is pretty remarkable to us to get better mileage in driving from light to light than she we took a trip this last summer on the interstate in Minnesota.
18" will handle better and stop faster in the summer. Otherwise, all negatives (comfort, noise, mpg) unless you like the looks.I've driven Niros with 18" & 16" wheels. I found the road noise and ride comfort significantly better with 16s. I found the 18" ones barely tolerable whereas the 16s were far more pleasant.
Besides the diameter, the 18s are 45 series (vs 60 series for 16s) and the 18" tire / wheel combo on the Touring is about 5-6 lbs heavier for one compared to the 16s. All those factors contribute to a less pleasant ride for the Touring. On the other hand, as you race around town, the Touring might have somewhat better cornering capability with the wider tires.
18" will handle better and stop faster in the summer. Otherwise, all negatives (comfort, noise, mpg) unless you like the looks.