Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Kia Niro: will my Isofix child seats fit?

The Kia Niro has been given four stars by Euro NCAP, although this is increased to five if you spec the safety pack.

The body is made from a combination of high-strength steel and aluminium, while seven airbags are installed as standard along with Isofix child seat-lashing points.

Particular attention has been paid to scoring well in NCAP’s Safety Assist section, so the Niro can be specified with a number of advanced features in this regard:

  • Automatic low-speed braking – will stop the car for you if a collision is imminent
  • Adaptive cruise control – adjusts speed to the car in front up to your selected speed
  • Lane-departure warning – warns if you drift out of your lane without indicating
  • Lane-keeping assist – actively steers to keep you between the white lines on the road
  • Blindspot detection – lets you know if there’s a car in your blindspot
  • Rear cross-traffic alert – warns of vehicles crossing behind you that you may not have seen

The 2019 E-Niro will come with all of the above as standard. Our initial test showed that Kia’s safety systems have been very well developed, with non-intrusive operation of adaptive cruise and lane-departure systems and smooth application of the controls.

WATCH: Kia Niro SUV Euro NCAP crash test

Kia Niro: will my family fit?

There’s room for four adults in the Kia Niro but five will be a squeeze. Its doors open fairly wide, however, which makes getting in and out easier.


 

Kia Niro: will it fit in my garage?

The Niro’s footprint is similar to that of a medium hatchback, so while you may be thinking it’s a large vehicle, in actual fact it’s easily manageable for most drivers.

Higher-spec cars get more kit to help when parking, such as acoustic sensors and third-party navigation through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.


 

Kia Niro: will my luggage fit?

The Kia Niro’s boot measures 324 litres in volume for the plug-in hybrid model, rising to 382 for the hybrid and 451 for the E-Niro electric version. Folding the back seats down liberates 1,322, 1,380 and 1,405 litres respectively.

A false floor in the boot makes for a flat load surface, though the lip is fairly high for large dogs to hop up into.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Niro SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

1 equipment

1 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
1 optional equipment
None available

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
2 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
3 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
4 optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
First Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Kia Niro SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 70%
Safety Assist: 81%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.