2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $35,700
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$29,490 to $36,390
Invoice* $23,776 to $34,058 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 22 - 28 N/A
MPG - Hwy 28 - 39 N/A
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** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Plug-In Hybrid. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 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.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Equinox will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid. The Chevrolet Equinox has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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