The best of both worlds should never be a compromise. That’s why the 2019 Kia Niro extracts the best of the hybrid and the crossover, culminating in a hybrid crossover that surpasses its individual inspirations. Featuring Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System, the Kia Niro’s powertrain is built by a hybrid-optimized engine working in tandem with a lightweight electric motor, producing 139 horsepower of efficient output. But power and efficiency are only two variables in the hybrid equation, and factors such as responsiveness and operational efficiency can’t be ignored. The Kia Niro accounts for these facets of hybrid driving, applying power with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for quick, responsive shifting that other hybrids neglect. Bolstered by a regenerative braking system which charges the lithium-ion polymer battery by reclaiming kinetic energy during braking, the Niro endures the rigors of the road with a driving range of nearly 600 miles. With seating for five passengers in a spacious cabin, the Niro offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, expandable to a maximum of 54.5 cubic feet thanks to rear 60/40 split-folding seats. And with a suite of safety, convenience and connectivity features, the Kia Niro surges past the typical hybrid at every corner.