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Hi, first time posting..

Looking at getting a Niro 4 (20 plate) which would be my first hybrid (currently have a 65 plate C Max). Enjoyed the test drive but many different opinions in the reviews I have read and there seem to be a number of issues, eg, reversing noise. But I need to reduce fuel and running costs and liked the Niro when I drove it. Not a great car specialist, just need something reliable for the family on short and long runs. Any advice?
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..Plug in or self charge? ...... I have just changed from a Yeti to a 2022 Self charge Niro 2. I was extremely sceptical regarding mpg, but in the short time I have owned it I have managed 70 (actual) mpg. I really struggled to find a suitable car as a replacment for my Yeti, and I considered various other small SUV's, but in the end I am more than happy with my purchase of a Niro. I would have liked a higher spec, but for me even the "2" has everything I need. Firstly it is an automatic which is what I wanted. It also has adaptive criuse control which I find really useful.

I would not worry about the reversing beeps, (you can turn the volume down, and I have not noted it as being a problem), not really aware of any other "problems"?

Kia servicing seems reasonable enough, and what is there not to like about a 7 year warranty??

I would recommend that if you like the car after a test drive then just buy it....I am glad I got mine!!
 

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I have a 2020 Niro 4 HEV. You cannot turn the external reversing bongs off or down. I consider them to be far too loud but others don't mind or even welcome the volume. I will never buy another car which has them. Get the dealer to reverse the car, while you stand nearby and see how you feel.
 

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2020 HEV. 52.8 mpg average at the moment over just under 10K miles. Great car very relaxed drive.
Unlike above I have no issue with reversing noise. Seems mine is very quiet 🤷‍♂️

Mine

& one sent to me by another user.

But as above. Check out the one you are looking at (y)
 

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Traded in my Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.5d EAT6 for a 2020 Niro 2 HEV just over a month ago; over 1800 miles I’ve averaged just over 58mpg using ‘brim to brim’, whereas I was lucky to get 53mpg in the Peugeot. Reversing noise doesn’t bother me in the least, really pleased with the Niro, wish I’d bought one sooner.
 

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I also have a 2020 self charging Niro 4, very happy with it, comfortable and loaded with gadgets. I've averaged around 52mpg in the 2 years I've owned the car. The only minor gripe I have with it is the boot volume is smaller than you'd expect for a car of it's size due to being quite shallow.

Personally the reversing bongs don't bother me and I don't find them excessively loud, they're certainly a lot quieter than the reversing beepers fitter to lorries and large vans and not as high pitched so a less intrusive noise IMO.
 

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Hi, first time posting..

Looking at getting a Niro 4 (20 plate) which would be my first hybrid (currently have a 65 plate C Max). Enjoyed the test drive but many different opinions in the reviews I have read and there seem to be a number of issues, eg, reversing noise. But I need to reduce fuel and running costs and liked the Niro when I drove it. Not a great car specialist, just need something reliable for the family on short and long runs. Any advice?
thanks
I have a 70-plate Niro PHEV and can (and do) turn off the reversing bongs. If the car in question has a button on the dash marked VESS that's the one that does it. It also turns off the irritating "slowly forwards in a car park" whine!
Ignore the reviews, they are nearly all biased anyway. Go for it, the Niro is a GREAT car - I'm on my second one now, a PHEV.
 
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I have owned my Niro HEV for two and a half years and would not even consider going back to a non-hybrid car! I previously had a Cee'd with a similar sized engine. The Niro fuel consumption during the summer averages around 50 mpg (the best I ever had was 61mpg) and during the winter the low 40s (the worst was 38.9mpg). This is on a full-to-full calculation. The Niro is a well-thought-out well-specced car. When the time comes to change, it will be another Niro, but I may go for the PHEV or perhaps fully electric next time.
 
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