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2022 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2022 Kia Niro EV Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $33,700 to $53,400
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Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro EV

2022 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats Info not available
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
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Transmission 9-Speed A/T Info not available
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 201 hp
Exterior Length 205.9 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 41.4 - 42.8 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 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 Traverse than in the Kia Niro EV. The Chevrolet Traverse will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro EV.

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 Traverse is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro EV.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Kia Niro EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro EV.