Kia Niro SUV (2016 -) Costs

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016
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.

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

While we don’t have any information about insurance groupings or residual values at this point, with a claimed average fuel economy of 74.3mpg (we saw an impressive 60mpg in the real world, though) and CO2 emissions of 88g/km on 16-inch wheels, the Kia Niro appears on the face of it to have very low running costs indeed for both private and company car drivers.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Not set at time of publication


Standard Kia seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £140.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

With a CO2 output of 88g/km, the Kia Niro is a very clean car on its smaller 16-inch wheels. There’s no word how much higher this will go with the 18-inch alloys on higher-spec trims, though.

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