2023 Kia Niro Review: New Look, Electrified Efficiency

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Changing Controls
Kia took a unique — albeit complicated — approach to climate control in the updated Niro. Initially the system displays controls for climate (fan, temperature, airflow direction) with soft-touch buttons and control knobs. All well and good, but with the press of a button the menu changes focus to navigation, radio, and media functions. The knob functions also change, with one set of functions for the climate menu and another for the nav and media. As a result, we inadvertently made the cabin cooler when the goal was to turn down the media volume.

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