A Glance at the New – 2021 Niro

Kia of Rivergate- 2021 Niro
As a hybrid SUV from Kia, the Niro gives you more bang for your buck. In addition to being extremely efficient, the Kia Niro has plenty of tech features, a roomy interior, and nimble handling. There are a few updates for the 2021 model year, which is the Kia Niro’s fifth consecutive one. Rear occupant alert—which reminds you to check the rear seats for anyone left behind before you lock up—is now standard on this SUV. In addition, wireless smartphone integration (via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and navigation-based cruise control are now available. Regardless of trim, the 2021 Niro uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as its 139-horsepower powertrain system, and it peaks at an EPA-estimated 53 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.

The 2021 Niro is split into the following trim levels:
LX: At the base LX trim, expect two rows of cloth-trimmed seats to accommodate up to five people, with the rear seats foldable to expand cargo space into the cabin for a maximum of 54.5 cubic feet. The UVO infotainment system uses an 8-inch touchscreen to combine the following features:
• Six speakers
• AM/FM radio
• Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming
• USB port for playing content from and charging mobile devices
• Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
Also standard are a keyless entry system (for using a key fob to lock and unlock doors) and a dual-zone automatic temperature control system (for separate climate controls on the driver and front passenger sides). Driver assistance on the Niro mainly comes from the rearview camera system, which includes dynamic parking guidelines for assisting in executing safe parking or low-speed maneuvers. A driver’s knee airbag, two frontal impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and two roof-mounted side curtain airbags are present for deployment if a crash occurs.
LXS: At the LXS trim level, the cabin is upgraded with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a luggage board with under-floor storage tray is introduced for more versatile storage options. The keyless entry system is upgraded to smart key access to allow for unlocking the doors by just having the key fob on you, and a push button replaces the illuminated ignition by the steering wheel. In addition, there’s a remote engine start features so that you can start the engine from outside the cabin. Driver assistance is bolstered by the addition of the following technologies:
• Blind spot collision warning to watch out for hard-to-see vehicle next to or behind your Niro
• Rear cross-traffic alert to watch out for vehicles crossing the path behind you when moving at low speed in reverse
• Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection to help avoid a front-end crash
• Lane keep assist to gently steer you back into your intended lane of travel when you leave it without activating the turn signal
• Driver attention warning with leading vehicle departure alert to detect drowsiness or inattentive driving and suggest taking a break
TOURING: The mid-level Touring receives cloth-and-leather upholstery and 10-way power adjustability on the driver’s seat. UVO link is introduced for connecting your mobile device to the Niro for remote functions such as remote door lock/unlock, locating the vehicle, and rear occupant alert. Enhancing driver assistance are cyclist detection for boosting the forward collision warning system, smart cruise control with stop-and-go technology for automatically setting a distance cushion between you and the vehicle you’re following, and lane following assist to maintain positioning in the middle of the lane.
TOURING SPECIAL EDITION: The Touring Special Edition gains most of its upgrades in its infotainment system, which is transformed with the following:
• Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
• 10.25-inch touchscreen
• Voice-command navigation system
• HD Radio
• Trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio
• Eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system
In addition, the Touring Special Edition gains leather seat upholstery for a luxurious feel, and highway driving assist is added to let you drive on the highway while the Niro controls the lane-keeping and safe-distance management.
EX PREMIUM: As the range-topping trim, the EX Premium includes the following unique features:
• Synthetic leather seat trim
• Front-seat heating and cooling
• Steering-wheel heating
• Cargo cover
• Wireless phone charging ability
• Reverse parking distance warning

Kia of Rivergate is the ideal place to get your next vehicle in the Nashville area. Based in Madison, Tennessee, Kia of Rivergate has steadily built a reputation for great customer service and a bevy of vehicles to choose from. Call us today at our Madison location to test-drive the 2021 Niro.