3 Prestigious Awards Won by the Efficient 2019 Kia Niro

2019 Kia Niro Poughkeepsie NY

If you’re looking for an efficient new crossover that gives you some amazing features, then look no further than the 2019 Kia Niro that’s here at our Poughkeepsie NY dealership location! That’s because it offers fuel economy rated at up to an EPA-estimated 52 mpg for city driving and 49 mpg for highway driving.

This level of gas savings comes from the combination of a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine and a full parallel hybrid system featuring a 240V battery. Opting for the Plug-in Hybrid edition of the Niro lets you get an EPA-estimated 105 MPGe and up to 26 miles of all-electric driving for an even more efficient driving experience.

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No matter which 2019 Kia Niro you choose, you’ll be happy to know that it’s been recognized by automotive critics for its combination of safety, efficiency and a litany of other factors that you consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle. With that being said, let’s take a look at what accolades this crossover has received.

1. IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Wherever you go in the Mid Hudson Valley and beyond, you’ll feel at ease driving the whole family in the 2019 Kia Niro. That’s because every model at our dealership serving Newburgh NY provides the following ratings that are the highest according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • Good in the driver-side small overlap front collision impact test
  • Good in the passenger-side small overlap front collision impact test
  • Good in the moderate overlap front collision impact test
  • Good in the side collision impact test
  • Good in the roof strength collision impact test
  • Good in the head restraint collision impact test
  • Good headlight rating
  • Superior front crash prevention rating

Safety features like 7 airbags, side-impact door beams, front & rear crumple zones, forward collision warning system & autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection all work to help ensure that you and your loved ones will avoid an accident or come out with minimal injuries.

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2. Car and Driver Editors' Choice Award

One vehicle that received an Editors’ Choice Award by Car and Driver is the 2019 Kia Niro EV. Winning in the Hybrids & Electric Vehicles category, this model was recognized for its:

  • Smooth & sturdy operation
  • Quick charging capability (the high-powered DC Fast Charging option lets you charge almost 80% of the battery in about an hour)
  • Usable pure-electric driving range that’s estimated by the EPA to be up to 239 miles

The judges at Car and Driver determined their award winners based on a combination of results from their Buyer's Guide in-depth testing, how well it drove on their test track and the subjective desirability from each editor.

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3. Good Housekeeping Best Hybrid Car

Speaking of Car and Driver, Good Housekeeping teamed up with them once again to test drive determine the best new vehicles by test driving them on more than 5,000 miles of city roads, highways & tracks. The 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid was named the Best Hybrid Car based on its ratings in the following categories:

  • Safety
  • Value
  • Handling
  • Design
  • Technology

One feature to stand out in this Kia amongst the judges is the 2-zone automatic climate control system that lets you have different temperatures for the driver & front passenger, even letting you turn the passenger-side controls off if you're driving solo. They described the Niro as the perfect middle ground if you're not ready to go all electric.

Dutchess Kia will help you find the right 2019 Kia Niro to fit your driving needs at our dealership serving Kingston NY, so contact our team to learn even more about this award-winning vehicle or to schedule a test drive at our showroom location on Route 9!

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