Posted on August 11, 2023
Today’s drivers are accustomed to having options. Heated seats, a premium sound system, a leather or cloth interior––people like to have the ability to customize every element of their vehicles. So being able to choose the type of powertrain just makes sense. Kia offers this versatility to shoppers looking at a Kia Niro for sale. There are drivers who are ready to go fully electric and never want to see another fuel pump again. Then there are drivers who like the versatility of a hybrid but want the plug-in charging power of an electric vehicle. Finally, some drivers like a classic hybrid that regains battery power through regenerative braking. Each of those drivers can get a 2023 Kia Niro model they love because Kia offers this subcompact SUV as an EV, plug-in hybrid, and traditional hybrid.
There are many similarities between these three models. All of the truly important features, like safety and cabin space, remain the same across the board. However, Kia has diversified each version of the 2023 Niro ever so slightly. Some of the differences are triggered by the respective powertrains, while others are luxury and convenience features that are available based on the trim and packages chosen. At Sherwood Kia, we want you to fully understand what each of these three models has to offer to empower you in your shopping process.
Some basic features can be expected no matter which version of the 2023 Kia Niro you opt for. First and foremost, know that they all have standard heated front seats, which are essential in the notoriously frigid winters of Alberta. Each model also comes with an array of driver-assist features, including a Lane Keep Assist System, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist.
There is an available wireless charging pad in each model for drivers who like to power up devices without messy cords. Each model also enjoys a 26 cm multimedia screen where you’ll see your smartphone apps, navigation, music and more. Next, we’ll break down what makes each model different to help you decide which one is right for you.
Let’s start with the battery-electric version for drivers ready to go fully electric. The 2023 Kia Niro EV has an estimated driving range of 407 km. That’s an impressive range that is more than adequate for anyone with long commutes or who likes to explore outside Sherwood Park on the weekends.
What’s really special about the EV model is that it boasts an optional heat pump that uses less energy to keep the cabin warm. Low temperatures can cause the range to drop in older electric vehicles as they are forced to use more battery power to stay warm inside. In a place like Alberta, where freezing cold temperatures are the norm during the winter, the Niro EV’s heat pump will help the battery operate efficiently.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV has a front-mounted charging point, making for easy access, no matter the orientation of your home charging station or the public chargers that you encounter. Here’s something really useful about the EV: it can become your personal power generator. If you get the available vehicle-to-load feature, you can turn your Niro EV into a power source for tools and appliances that require a 120V outlet. This makes it a great vehicle for adventurers who like to travel off the grid and need a way to power that portable fridge or set of lights.
This EV for sale has an available memory function in the driver’s seat, so the vehicle can remember your preferred seat height and angle, automatically returning to it each time you restart the vehicle. Plus, you can get an available hands-free power liftgate in the rear with adjustable height. This will offer hands-free operation with a swift motion and lets you decide how high the trunk opens to prevent scrapes on ceilings or carports.
In addition to the 26 cm multimedia screen that all of the models get, the EV also has a supervision cluster of the same size. This will show you pertinent information about your vehicle and journey, enabling you to make informed, in-the-moment adjustments for safety and enjoyment. Finally (and this is pretty cool, we have to admit), the EV is the only 2023 Niro model with the available Remote Smart Parking Assist feature. This allows you to park your vehicle when you aren’t even in it through a button on your keyfob. If you need to squeeze into a narrow parking spot where opening your doors will be tricky, just hop out before you park, and let your vehicle take it from there.
The 2023 Niro Plug-In Hybrid can run on gasoline or battery power and plugs in to recharge, just like an EV. Being able to plug in your hybrid means burning less gasoline compared to a regular hybrid and lets you plan for power when you need it. The 2023 Niro PHEV can run for an estimated 55 km in all-electric mode or roughly 781 km on a full tank of gas. It’s a good option for drivers who mainly stick to city streets but occasionally venture into the countryside.
Here’s another reason the PHEV is great for city streets: it has Green Zone Driving Mode. This system monitors navigation data and your driving routine to detect when you’re in places that call for low speeds or low emissions, such as school or hospital zones. It then automatically makes adjustments, slipping into EV mode to reduce your emissions. The PHEV also has a standard heated steering wheel, which you’ll appreciate on those freezing Alberta winter mornings when your hands feel too stiff to drive.
Lastly, we get to the traditional 2023 Niro hybrid. It has an estimated fuel economy of up to 4.4 L/100 km combined. What we personally like are all of the thoughtful convenience and comfort features in this model. The Niro hybrid gets Kia Digital Key 2 Touch, a system that enables you to use your smartphone instead of your keyfob to lock and unlock the doors or even start the engine and drive. It also has an available head-up display to show you pertinent vehicle and navigation information and enjoys the same Green Zone Driving Mode as the Niro PHEV.
The Niro hybrid stands out in safety thanks to its pedestrian sensing capabilities. It will not only notify you when you might hit another vehicle but also if a person is in the way. Along with the heated seats that come standard, the hybrid has available air-cooled seats. The driver’s seat memory function of the EV is available on this model, as is a heated steering wheel. You can also choose to add the hands-free power liftgate to the hybrid, making it a highly customizable model.
If you have been interested in this eco-friendly subcompact SUV from Kia but were unsure which model was right for you, we hope this was helpful. If you still have questions or would like to go for a test drive, the Sherwood Kia team is ready to assist you. We’re really excited about the tremendous range in this model lineup––not just the actual kilometre range but the diversity of features.
We know that travelling around Alberta comes with its own unique obstacles and experiences. We believe that Kia has done a thoughtful job creating vehicles that make your drive around this beautiful region safer and more enjoyable. We carry the Kia Niro and cannot wait to show it off to our customers. We offer competitive prices and easy financing. You’ll love how stress-free the car shopping process is here. Contact us or swing by the dealership to check out the Kia Niro today––it’s the perfect vehicle for Sherwood Park residents.
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