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The uniqueness of the compact crossover Kia Niro is that it is created on a completely new platform and it exists only in a hybrid version.
Kia Niro is considered a crossover. Probably because of the black plastic overlays of the wheel arches. After all, with a ground clearance of 160 mm, this model is more like a regular station wagon.
The design is made entirely in the spirit of the company’s car, but its own style is expressed by individual optics and silver “mustache” in the bumpers. To improve the aerodynamics of the car uses a radiator grille with active blinds and vertical slots on the edges of the front bumper.
And I like that this hybrid car does not stand out with a special futuristic design against the background of classic cars. So it is impossible to see the hybrid essence of the car.
How Much Oil Does a Kia Niro Take?
The 2021 Kia Niro with the 1.6L 4-cyl engine takes 4 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Kia Niro Oil Capacity
|Engine||Oil Capacity||Oil Type|
|1.6L 4-cyl Engine||3.8 liters (4 quarts)||0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 0W-30, 10W-30|
The main difference between this model and other Kia is that this car was immediately developed as a hybrid, and with an alternative power plant, it is not presented. Its total power is 141 hp and torque is 265 Nm. With such energy, Niro’s character is calm.
Due to the electric motor from the place, he begins to go at all without reflection and pauses, but not very actively. And even when a 1.6-liter gasoline engine is connected, the car is gaining momentum quite measured, and it takes 11.5 seconds to accelerate to a hundred.
But if you need to drive aggressively, the first jerk at low speed is important. And this Kia Niro is especially successful in Sport mode. It is necessary to transfer to it the lever of transmission as at Niro as if the second breath opens and it starts to gain a course. And the reaction to the addition of gas is as fast as possible.
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Kia Niro Transmission Fluid Capacity
|Transmission||Fluid Capacity||Fluid Type|
|6 speed D6KF1 automatic transmission||1.7 liters (1.8 quarts)||GL-4|
The large wheelbase has a positive effect on smoothness, and vertical rocking is more noticeable when driving at high speeds on rough roads. But on small sharp inequalities, Niro rides beaten, elastic and quiet.
And a little stiffness is even pleasant, because it allows you to feel the road, but does not cause discomfort. Even on 18-inch wheels with 225/45 tires, wheels with nice elasticity roll over hills.