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kennyg
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Post by kennyg » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 am

We have just purchased a 2017 First edition. Personally I would have preferred a Niro 2 but the prospect of heated seats was too big a temptation for the other half. I have read that the Niro 2 returns better MPG and has a better ride due to it's 16" wheels. Is there any substance to this?


djbobbins
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Re: Hello

Post by djbobbins » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 pm

I drove a first edition on the test drive but opted for a 2 owing to lower company car tax. Miss my heated seats that I had in the Skoda Yeti before...

I didn’t find the ride on the test drive terrible - it was quite a while between then and taking delivery of my car but I don’t recall it being a huge amount different. Likewise, I’d hazard a guess that the real world fuel economy isn’t so different between the two models. My “2” is two years old, has done 40k miles and is delivering about 58-60 mpg for my 11 mile country roads drive to work, or about 46-50 mpg if hooned at 80mph on continental motorways.

Be interested to hear how your fuel economy compares.


AlanW55
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Re: Hello

Post by AlanW55 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm

I'm getting similar figures to djbobbins on 18" wheels. Does the "2" have the eco 16" wheels? If so, the guess about real world economy is probably correct.
UK 2017 First Edition HEV in pearlescent white, standard spec.


djbobbins
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Re: Hello

Post by djbobbins » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm

Yes, the 2017 “2” has the 16” wheels. I know a lot of the fuel economy impact will be down to driving style, use of air con etc. I have had over the 72mpg published average from my car but only on specific occasions (long trips on the motorway with large sections of 50mph average speed cameras).


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