I've seen about the same results that njerald has.
In researching everything I could find about the Niro before I bought mine at the end of December, I saw a discussion on this subject in another forum. It included a quote from someone at KIA who said, in effect, that the normal maximum charge is 75% because it extends the overall lifetime of the battery.
I had a Ford C-Max with 120,000 miles + that I traded in for the Niro. I haven't experienced any noticeable difference in charge cycling other than the C-Max would reach 100%. Who knows whether or not the C-Max was really hitting 100% or whether the indicator was just programmed to show 100% when, in reality, it was less than that.
All I really know is that the Niro gets better mileage (~ 5 MPG). That's based upon logging each fill-up and odometer readings - not what the car computer says. The C-Max calculations were always 2 to 4 MPG optimistic. I haven't done a comparison on the Niro yet.
Less than 300 miles on new Niro PHEV and we started getting an occasional VERY loud bang that sounds like the transmission slamming into gear (sometimes loud enough that scares the s#*t out of me). It usually happens starting from a full stop but I think it has also happened at coasting speeds...
Hello. I just bought a 2019 Kia Niro LX hybrid and am getting about 25 mpg fuel economy and I drive very conservatively. I was told by the salesman and corroborated by Edmonds that I should be getting 51 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. I wonder if anyone has had a similar experience and what...
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Anyone driving their Niro's in snow on the OEM Michelin Energy A/S? especially the 16"
I held off from buying a second set of wheels and tires to save garage space and the hope is to eventuall go for an all Weather/4Season tire like the Michelin Cross climate instead...