Kia Niro SUV (2016 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016
3.5
On an all-new platform with a completely new powertrain, this new small hybrid SUV, the Niro, does two important jobs for Kia. Firstly, it gives the company a much-needed rival to the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Renault's Captur; and, secondly, with both the hybrid and SUV segments growing strongly (the former, Kia anticipates, at the expense of diesel power) it provides eco-friendly competition for a growing raft of hybrids including Toyota's Prius.

3 out of 5

Buying new

Until we know a little about the Niro’s residual values and trim structure it’s difficult to point you in the right direction here, but Kia’s dealers are often happy to discuss a deal so make sure you walk into the showroom with a haggling hat on.

A car supermarket or online broker might be a good place for a discount too. Kias usually come loaded with kit as standard, so as long as you can find the trim you’re after then it could be a great way to save some cash.

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Buying used

If you can find a car at a Kia dealership that is fewer than 18 months old, you could pick up a veritable bargain because the firm will reset the seven-year warranty.

Make sure you test all the systems in the cabin – both mechanical and electrical – to ensure they’re all in working order.

As ever, it’s important to carry out a Parkers Car History Check to ensure there’s no hidden history you need to be aware of.

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3 out of 5

Selling

Clean the car, ensure everything works and write an advert featuring all specifications and anything else a buyer may want to know. It’s worth taking lots of pictures and even perhaps a walk-around video to illustrate the condition of your Niro.

Find out exactly what you should be asking for by getting a Parkers Used Car Valuation.