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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 25 - 26 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Equinox as you will with the Kia Niro, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Kia Niro, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles 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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.