Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

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dejayem
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Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Post by dejayem » Sat May 12, 2018 8:22 pm

I just joined the forum and I am thinking of getting a Niro PHEV. I have had a test drive and really liked it. I am also considering a Hyundai Ioniq plug-in mainly because I am worried about the amount of boot space. However I just had another look at both and I am thinking that although the Niro has less space on paper it is more usable. How do others find the stowage space in the Niro?
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h2onorth
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Re: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Post by h2onorth » Sun May 13, 2018 7:18 am

Hi dejayem . I have hybrid but I believe the PHEV may have slightly less in terms of boot space. inside particularly rear seats have generous amount of room for car dimensions. I can just get 2chid seats and a booster in the rear but not 2child seats and a normal sized adult ( petite and flexible only please) The boot of the hybrid will just take a dismantled pushchair if care is taken in p!acement and removal! Other smaller bags and shopping can just sqeeze in but I agree it's perhaps not for everyday capacity for a young family. My daughter has kept her estate car for exactly this reason until the electric versions of normal estates are available.
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Suman
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Re: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Post by Suman » Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Whilst I know that this is a Niro forum, since you're concerned about boot space, have you considered the Kia Optima Estate PHEV? They can be had nearly new (67 plate) for less than £25,000.
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dejayem
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Re: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Post by dejayem » Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks for the replies. I think it will probably be OK as I could put the seats down when we have a lot of luggage for holidays etc (our children are grown up now). I was just wondering how practical owners here have found it.


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Re: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Post by AndyD » Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm

I was originally sceptical too. I have the PHEV and though smaller than others, the boot is well shaped, accommodating holiday luggage for two under the cover. The plug-in lacks the underfloor storage of the regular Niro however so fewer places for odds n ends.
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