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2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Equinox

MSRP*: $26,050 to $32,850
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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.9 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 170-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 170 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 183.1 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Kia Niro, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Niro. The Chevrolet Equinox has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.