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BlueSteel18 05-01-2018 06:59 PM

Hello from VA!
Hi all! I found fuelly while researching new cars to replace my 16 year old Saturn. Pulled the trigger on a 2018 Kia Niro recently and I'm stoked to have a place to track my data and see how it compares to others. Any tips for getting the most out of driving a hybrid?

Draigflag 05-01-2018 10:23 PM

Hello and welcome, congrats on the new purchase. The Niro is an interesting car.

JockoT 05-01-2018 10:52 PM


Originally Posted by Draigflag (Post 198043)
The Niro is an interesting car.

Now there is a poke in the eye if ever I saw one!

Draigflag 05-01-2018 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by JockoT (Post 198044)
Now there is a poke in the eye if ever I saw one!

What do you mean?

LDB 05-02-2018 06:19 AM

Welcome and congrats on the new car. Interesting is one of the first words that comes to mind to me also. Good luck with your new ride.

trollbait 05-02-2018 06:21 AM

Don't get discouraged by low numbers in the beginning. At the very least, the new tires need to wear some to reduce their rolling resistance.

Draigflag 05-02-2018 09:47 AM

Also, don't expect too much on long highway stints, you'll be generating very little electrical energy when moving at a constant speed. Hills, bends and traffic are great for regen though!

BlueSteel18 05-04-2018 09:28 AM

Thanks for the welcome! Curious to know why a couple of you find the Niro "interesting" though.

I think I'm doing pretty well on mpg so far. According to the computer, my drive to the office today came out to 57mpg and my overall is in the 50-52 range at half a tank.

Draigflag 05-04-2018 09:56 AM

I find it interesting as it's an unusual in-between kind of genre, not quite a SUV, but too big to be a medium sized car, and it's a hybrid too. I hear they are about to launch the EV version, were you not tempted to wait?

LDB 05-04-2018 10:05 AM

For me it's just their take on the hybrid compared to any others.

BlueSteel18 05-04-2018 10:12 AM

It definitely looks like a hatchback/SUV mashup to me, but thankfully manages not to look too Frankenstein-y. Between the price jump and some misconceptions I had about plug-in vehicles, it wasn't really on my radar. I think I might consider a plug-in model for my next vehicle though.

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