I tested the Niro EX in a practical gunmetal gray. At 171.5-inches long, the vehicle is a true compact SUV.
I loved its size because it gave the car a very European feel;
I didn’t feel cramped while I was driving it but enjoyed being in a smaller car than the giant monstrosities you see on the road today.
There aren’t any features that make this car stand out from an aesthetic perspective, but I like that — it’s not obnoxious or ugly. The grille and elongated headlights help jazz it up so the Kia isn’t totally dull, but overall this is a car for minimalists.