2017 Kia Niro CUV Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for Lowest Fuel Consumption for a Hybrid Vehicle

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  1. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I see some Niro supposedly in Elgin, IL, just out past Schaumburg.

    Edit: p.s. - The cars dot com app does not yet have Niro, but the web site desktop PC interface does! The addition of keyword niro to all Kias still works for the Android app.

    2 other cities "nearby"... Waukegan and Libertyville; all about 1 hour from Chicago
     
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  2. Bayou

    Bayou Member

    What's the approx mileage of the Niro at steady state 75 on level roads?
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bayou:

    No idea as I never traveled that fast for a significant number of miles to get a solid result. Steady States in the NIro/Ioniq are going to be hard to figure because of the huge range of SoC. As an educated guess, probably 43 to 45 mpg from the LX/EX trim although to average 75 mph means traveling > 80 mph for many hundreds of miles. Rare if ever that will ever happen.

    Wayne
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Bayou , why don't you buy one and find out yourself ?
     
  5. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Heh heh heh...

    Classic internet 'car shopper' - "I won't buy one until I am sure it will deliver 75mpg at 75mph, with the A/C on high, with tacky 22" wheels and steamroller tires installed, and the parking brake firmly set. it must also have a toaster oven in the glove box for pop-tarts on demand, an in-dash Beta VCR so I can pop in my favorite 70's variety show reruns and watch as I drive on the 19" retina display - also in the dash."
    It will need a big dash! It should all cost no more than $12k, because you can get a used Civic for that much.

    I remember responding to someone on another forum who lamented his Elantra being unable to deliver the promised 40mpg at 75-80mph. I asked, why drive that fast? Because that is traffic speed, and people have guns and they will shoot at you if you don't keep up with traffic. I told him if he must drive at that speed, inflate tires to 60-70psi, align both axles to zero toe, use 5w20 synthetic in the engine, block the upper half of the grille, and use painters tape to seal all body gaps except the two doors on the driver side. He said that was incredibly dangerous! He would never drive his young child in a car with tire pressures set so high? Hmmm. Yet you have no problem driving 80mph in a 65 speed zone with one or two car lengths separating vehicles, and that is not dangerous???

    Be careful, Edwin... Per that other internet contributor who stated a few year back - people in the cars around you have guns and they shoot at slow drivers! I guess that explains all those holes in my car. I thought they were portholes - a sort of Korean Buick styling touch? Remember also that if you drive too slow - meaning at or even close to the speed limit, you will get rear ended! That's another one of my favorites. In all my years of driving - at the speed limit - nobody has ever once hit my car from behind while I was driving down the road. Funny how even in NYC and Boston, the road rage co-capitols of the world, I can still obey the law and not end up squashed like a nerd's lunchbag at a bully convention. Just lucky, I guess?
     
  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Since I AM in Chicago (burbs) , I had bullet-proof glass installed all around. That doesn't help much against the deliberate rammers, though.

    I have been hit twice from behind in my 89 Civic, but that was in very slippery snow at <20MPH. Everyone survived.
     
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  7. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    My only two accidents were both hitting someone from behind on ice. Neither was Edwin. Both were under 5 mph at impact. Both were long before my transformation to the slow lanes.
     
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  8. Bayou

    Bayou Member

    Thanks for the estimate, I appreciate the input. Thought you might have had a chance to test that when going from L.A. to NYC.

    I guess I don't understand why you are a member of any forum if you do not understand the purpose of one???

    In many areas of the country interstate and highway speed limits are 75mph, and it is certainly not dangerous to maintain those speeds. I would hazard to guess pulsing and gliding or other tricks would be dangerous. Also refer comment to Edwin.
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bayou:

    No problem and I am glad you found it useful.

    Our membership is on guard for trolling and talking high speeds is is one of the biggest red flags there is. I pick up Press Cars from both Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, Calif. from every major outlet you can imagine and if their displays are not reset, I usually see 25 to 29 mph in the Chicago area and 21 to 23 mph in the LA area. It goes to show what people are actually traveling over hundreds of miles vs. the 75+ mph guesstimates everybody thinks they are traveling.

    You will get the ebb and flow feel here in short order.

    And welcome to CleanMPG.

    Wayne
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Hi Bayou, for the kind of information you seek, you may have to wait for caranddriver to put the Niro through their 200 mile highway test loop done at 75 mph with cruise control on. The most recent test I saw was a truck comparison, so you may have a long wait. Edwin's suggestion isn't that far fetched... if you can find someone to lend you the car for an extended test drive that will likely kill the car's lifetime mpg rating, you can be the first to know, and then you can share the info with the rest of us. :D
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Actually , I WAS being snarky. But I wouldn't ask someone HERE to waste their fuel , time and vehicle to find that information.
     
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I've been doing "tricks". I never thought of it like that. I thought a "trick" would be something like driving on two wheels (something I rarely do).
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    They missed displaying the secret sauce. YOU! :D
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    That word conjures up other thoughts, more in the gutter though I've never been there. :)
     
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  16. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Around post #93 we were wondering what the black box next to the fuel tank was in the picture of the underside of the Niro. Some, myself included, speculated that the box contained the lithium-polymer 12-v battery. I've been poking around Hyundai's Service Website and it turns out that the black box contains the EVAP canister and some other fuel tank emissions stuff. The auxiliary 12-v lithium-polymer battery is housed in the traction battery enclosure but separate from the traction battery. It's a 12.8V battery comprised of 8 cells (4 in series and another 4 in series in parallel with the first presumably). 30ah capacity. If the 12-v battery runs down you can push a button to recharge it from the traction battery.

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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Great find! Thanks!
     
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  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A quick look at the pinned tweet and some of the Instagram posts covering the 2017 Kia Niro LX and the Guinness World Record.

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    Wayne
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Recognized for Fun, Efficiency and Design

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    Showing off the Niro’s passenger side rear profile at Kia’s North American HQs reflecting pond. :)

    From the floor of the 2018 Washington DC Auto Show, Green Car Journal awarded the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid its 2018 Green SUV of the Year thanks in part to its superior environmental credentials. As the monthly sales results indicate, the Niro has been a popular choice for consumers seeking an efficient no-compromise crossover with curb appeal, the latest safety equipment, and an award-winning infotainment system. The Niro beat out crossover/SUV finalists from Chevrolet, Mini, Mazda, and Volvo.

    Wayne
     
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  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2020 Kia Niro Refresh

    Kia just announced that they have added new headlights, grille, wheels, plus more Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to the Niro.

    2020 Kia Niro

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    Los Angeles -- Kia just unveiled their latest 2020 Niro Hybrid with upgrades. The award-winning, Guinness World Record Holding and most efficient CUV Hybrid offered in America receives an exterior and interior refresh including new projector-type headlights and fog lamps, a new diamond-pattern grille, dual chevron-shaped LED DRLs, and new rear LED combination lights.

    Inside, the 2020 Kia Niro incorporates a re-styled 7” instrument cluster with improved drive mode graphics and 8” standard touchscreen display, or optional 10.25” screen with a Harman/Kardon premium audio system. Optional paddle shifters, optional electronic parking brake, and optional mood lighting with six different colors are upgrades to the upper trim levels.

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    Inside the refreshed Niro with the upscale horizontal body color trim price, gloss black surrounds and new larger 8" display.​

    Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Lane Follow/Lane Keep Assist, and High Beam Assist wre also added.

    Pricing of the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) with identical enhancements will be released in early 2020 just prior to their on-sale date.

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    A nice set of upgrades to an already top-notch compact Hybrid CUV.

    Wayne
     
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