The New 2020 Kia Niro

The Kia Niro appeals to Cheektowaga and West Seneca drivers who desire to save money at the gas pump while reducing their carbon footprint. The compact crossover is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or as a fully electric SUV. The Niro also has a number of standard and optional features.

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Hybrid models have a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates up to 139 horsepower. The gasoline engine combines efforts with a 43-horsepower electric motor. The vehicles have an EPA rating of 52 mpg/49 mpg. The PHEV plug-in hybrids have an estimated EPA rating of 48 mpg/44 mpg. The EV is equipped with a 201 horsepower electric motor that has an estimated operating range of up to 239 miles.

The gas/plug-in hybrid requires approximately nine hours to charge using a standard household-style electric outlet. If the home is equipped with a 240-volt outlet, the charging time is reduced to approximately 2.5 hours. The EV models require a 7.2-kWh charger to charge the battery in approximately 9.5 hours fully. However, a fast-charging DC system provides an 80 percent charge in approximately 75 minutes.


The front of the 2020 Niro features a new grille, which is flanked by a combination of headlights and LED daytime running lights. The array resembles a cat's eye design and angles upward toward the windshield. The lower bumper is wider, which provides a more aggressive appearance. The vehicle's wider rear has a cosmetic skid plate. The LED taillights have a distinctly new style. The 16 and 18-inch wheels available for the Niro also come in a variety of new designs.


The 2020 Niro cabin is comfortable, spacious, and seats up to five passengers. The interior is designed using quality soft-touch materials. Behind the rear seats, Buffalo owners have 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space. But, fold the rear seats down and get a full 54.5 cubic feet of space.


The standard technological features in all of the 2020 Niro models include an eight-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, which is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. The stereo comes with four speakers. Connectivity may also be achieved using Bluetooth. The interior also comes with a single USB port.


Standard safety features include seven airbags that include one that protects the driver's knees. The vehicles also have hill-start assist to prevent rolling backward. There is also a rearview camera.

Trim Levels

  • Kia Niro LX base models feature automatic headlights, powered side mirrors, power door locks, and an exterior temperature display. The interior climate control is automatic and governs two zones.
  • Kia Niro LXS models add a luxurious leather-encased steering wheel and a leather-encased shifting knob. The engine has a push-button start. The vehicles also have additional safety features that include forward-collision warnings, pedestrian detection alerts, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance and rear cross-traffic alerts.
  • Kia Niro Touring models feature a powered sunroof and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The infotainment system includes HD and SiriusXM radio. Added safety features include adaptive cruise control and lane-following assistance.
  • Kia Niro Touring Special Edition models add LED headlights and leather upholstery. The infotainment system comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation ability and a premium stereo with eight speakers.
  • Kia Niro EX Premium represents the elite models of the 2020 Niro. The vehicles have heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless charging station. The upholstery is crafted using leatherette material. The top-of-the-line models also add a set of rear parking sensors. The hybrid is rating as having the best fuel economy.

When in the market for a more economical vehicle, stop by Northtown Kia in Amherst NY. Learn more about the 2020 Kia Niro near Williamsville. Ask one of our representatives about taking the crossover for a test drive and explore our financing options. Contact us today.