The Niro’s cabin is not simply spacious, it is cleanly designed and — in SX Touring trim, anyway — well-equipped. My major grievance is an excessive amount of piano black plastic, which exhibits smudges, fingerprints, and mud like little else. Kia does, at the very least, throw in some attention-grabbing ambient mild results, and whereas the plastics aren’t going to impress anybody from the luxe set, all of it feels well-made, and the switchgear specifically is reassuringly strong.
The ten.25-inch middle touchscreen is normal, with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation on each EX and SX Touring trims, a wi-fi cellphone charger, energy driver’s seat, and entrance seat heating. Twin-zone local weather management is normal on each trims, too — operated by Kia’s mildly annoying dual-mode HVAC and media management panel. You flip between the 2 units of controls with a touch-sensitive button that is aggravatingly small, and has no textural distinction to it.
Higher is Kia’s collection of USB ports: Two USB-A and a USB-C up entrance, and two USB-A within the again (full with some intelligent positioning). There’s additionally a 12V outlet within the entrance. The SynTex seat material is not going to be confused for actual leather-based, however that is superb for this phase and the worth tag.