Comparison - Kia Niro Hybrid 2017 - vs - Buick Encore Premium 2015

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
25,000
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
21,467
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.88gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Clear White
#F8F8F8
Temptation Red
#6E1420
Graphite dark grey
#686870
Midnight Black
#060608
White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Ocean Blue
#007C8F
Platinum
#585856
blue
#13387F
Color: 
Brilliant Blue Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#006DAD
Carbon Black Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#1D2225
Cocoa Silver Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash
#94867B
Deep Espresso Brown Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash
#392821
White Pearl Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#E7E7DE
Satin Steel Gray Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#737D7B
Ruby Red Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#7B2029
Quicksilver Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#DADEDD

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is classified as a compact hybrid crossover SUV, though it really functions more like a hatchback. Your view of the road is marginally higher because of the Niro's elevated stance, but Kia doesn't offer the Niro with all-wheel drive, so don't expect to be a snow-busting trailblazer in bad weather. The Niro's core appeal comes from its traditional exterior design (no "hybrid!" shouting here) as well as a new powertrain that is capable of returning up to an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Pros:
Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
Six-speed transmission shifts like a conventional car's
One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space

Cons:
All-wheel drive isn't offered despite the crossover styling
Smaller cargo space compared to some rival models
The Niro's Touring trim sacrifices some fuel efficiency

By: 
edmunds.com

By calling it a crossover, the Korean brand also wants to get in the minds of the consumer wanting more utility. We all know crossover sales are booming, and part of their likeability is their higher ride height and boxy, useable interior space. But after spending a full day driving the Niro in Texas Hill Country, the question stuck in my head was whether it is really a crossover. The Niro is just 3.3 inches taller and has the same ground clearance as the Hyundai Ioniq, which it shares its platform with. And in terms of passenger volume, the Niro has only a small advantage, encasing 97.1 cubic feet versus the Ioniq’s 96.2 cubic feet. Although its two-box design might help its case for being a crossover, I suspect most will just see it as a lifted hatchback.

By: 
motortrend.com

You shouldn’t have any nasty surprises, either. Kia was rated as above average in our most recent reliability survey and the Niro also gets a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – a class-leading feature.

Pros:
Low CO2 emissions
Spacious interior
Long warranty

Cons:
More conventional rivals are cheaper
Not much fun to drive
Firm low speed ride

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
51.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
49.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.40L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Rack and pinion, electric motor assist
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Leather Trimmed Gearshift
High Gloss White Lower Console Trim
High Gloss White Door Insert Trim
Metallic Finish Centre Fascia Trim
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Front & Rear Centre Armrests
Stainless Steel Door Scuff Plates
Chrome Coated Interior Door Handles
Light Grey Headlining
Heated Steering Wheel
Satin Chrome Inside Door Handles
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
168.40in
Width: 
70.90in
69.90in
Height: 
60.40in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
6.20in
Front Track: 
61.20in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
54.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
50.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.50cu.ft
48.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3498.00lbs
3358.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Centre Console Storage Box

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Driver’s Wide View Door Mirror
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
LED Rear Tail Lights

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery
8-way Driver’s Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver’s Seat Power Lumbar Support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
leather seat trim
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Ventilation Duct
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Sun sensor
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
USB port in centre console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Android Auto Connectivity
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
4.2” Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
Bose premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
7 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matt Black Colour Radiator Grille
Body Coloured / High Gloss door mirror
Chrome Coated Exterior Door Handles
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler
Solar Glass
Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
Metallic Paint
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
7.0 x 18
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel disc
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Regenerative braking
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC
Bi-Xenon Headlights
Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality
Automatic Headlight Control
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
Locking Wheel Nuts
Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Advanced Anti-Theft System including Immobiliser & Alarm
Grab-type Exterior Door Handles
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings
Knee Airbag (Driver)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Twin Front Airbags
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Experience Buick Package Savings
Experience Buick Package
Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Front and Rear Custom Molded Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Sunroof
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Accessory Carrier Mount
18" x 7.0" Chromed Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F
Color: 
Ebony, vinyl/cloth
#1B1B1B
Titanium, vinyl/cloth
#7D7976