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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2020 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,590 to $32,790
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 46 - 51 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 40 - 46 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 190 hp 139 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.1 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
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 Honda CR-V than in the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V 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). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro. 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 Honda CR-V and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V 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 Honda CR-V, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-V greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda CR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Kia Niro. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda CR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.