TTAC Rewind: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
ttac rewind 2017 kia niro hybrid

Today's TTAC Rewind for your Sunday afternoon perusal takes a few years back to 2017.

It was a short half-decade ago when Mark Stevenson wrote up a first drive on the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid. Give it a look -- especially for the MTV-inspired lede.

[Image: Mark Stevenson/Kia]

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Nov 14, 2022

    Dragstrip pictures.

    Why did / when did they go from 1/4th mile racing to 1/8th?

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Nov 14, 2022

    On a day in 2018 in which I test drove a Stelvio, Bolt EV, and Niro, The Niro was the clear winner for me. It was efficient, affordable, well laid-out, and roomy, with tidy dimensions and great utility.

    My one concern was the 1st-gen uses a DCT which I think was still a dry clutch design. I wonder how they are faring in the wild. After further cross-shopping a Model 3 as well, I ended up with the Ioniq EV.