2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

small car / 4-door wagon

2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 4-door wagon
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid shown

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Standard system
Advanced

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

System details

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-20 models

Advanced
Advanced
Average speed reduction
12 mph test 25 mph test
Crossing child 12 mph 21 mph
Crossing adult 12 mph 15 mph
Average speed reduction
25 mph test 37 mph test
Parallel adult 25 mph 25 mph
Warning time:
1.8 seconds

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • EX Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • EX Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 147.9 m 308.6 %
Straightaway left edge 113.7 m 308.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.9 m 91.5 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.3 m 12.7 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.1 m 14.5 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 151.5 m
Straightaway left edge 143.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.1 m

How headlights are evaluated