2017 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2017 Kia Niro
If you’re looking to make the jump into hybrid cars to help you get around the picturesque roads throughout the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim areas, you have a few options to choose from. The Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro have been making their way to the radar of eco-friendly drivers. But out of these two hybrid vehicles, which one would you choose?
Our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos is going to dig a little deeper to show you how these vehicles differ. Our comparison of the Hyundai Ioniq vs. Kia Niro will focus on the power and efficiency, entertainment and technology, and safety features. We hope this vehicle comparison helps you see which vehicle is right for you.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq vs Kia Niro Power & Efficiency
The Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro are each outfitted with respective 1.6L 4-cylinder hybrid engines, a permanent magnet synchronous motor, and a lithium ion polymer battery. Both vehicles are even equipped with 6-speed dual-clutch transmissions with varying drive modes. In terms of performance, each of these hybrid vehicles can deliver 139 total horsepower. However, in terms of fuel efficiency, the Hyundai Ioniq takes the lead with its EPA-estimated 57/59 city/highway MPG, compared to the 52/49 city/highway MPG that the Kia Niro is capable of.
Entertainment & Technology
These vehicles certainly share a lot of similarities with their respective amenities. Each vehicle features a 7-inch dashboard-mounted touchscreen that provides access to the media features. Both of these vehicles feature an AM/FM radio, a 3-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and access to both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. The Hyundai Ioniq also features HD Radio™, which allows you to listen to the AM/FM radio at a much higher quality. This feature eliminates the irritating buzz that’s often associated with talk radio programs on AM stations.
Both the Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro are outfitted with the necessary stability and traction control systems. These systems utilize the anti-lock brakes to provide better control while navigating slick roads and rough terrain. These systems will detect wheel slip, and then they’ll provide the right amount of brake pressure to prevent the wheel from slipping further while redistributing torque to the wheels with better traction in an effort to prevent the vehicle from veering out of its lane. The Hyundai Ioniq also features a driver’s blind spot mirror to help you get a better view while changing lanes.
Each of these hybrid vehicles even feature helpful airbag systems. Both vehicles feature advanced front airbags that adjust their inflation, depending on the force of impact. These vehicles also feature side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and even a driver’s knee airbag.
Getting the Right Experience
Our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos had a blast exploring these two vehicles, and we hope that you did, too. You learned a great deal about both of these cars, but more importantly, you learned all about the many advantages that the Hyundai Ioniq has. Why not take the next step by learning how the Hyundai Ioniq handles with you behind the wheel?
Schedule a test drive of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq with us at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos. We’re always thrilled to help drivers from Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim along on their journey toward their next car.