2019 Kia Niro EX Hybrid
I like the vehicle overall. I was very impressed by its traction in relatively deep snow. I initially concerned about needing snow tires because of having only FWD, but quickly realized that the extra frontend weight helped provide plenty on traction to move through snowy roadways. I was set on getting a 4WD hybrid and now glad I chose the Niro hybrid due to gas mileage and lesser impact on climate. Because of vehicle cost in my price range and fuel economy I was willing to sacrifice on performance. However, now I shift between Eco and Sports mode when climbing hills and this is fun...not quite a manual transmission experience but ok. I was some what disappointed by the lower fuel economy in the EX trim compared to lower trim models. I would like to see over 40mpg in town...but get 36mpg instead...even when shutting down heater and side mirror and rear mirror sensors.