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2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2023 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $23,800 to $29,400
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Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro

2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.1 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-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 158 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 179.8 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.0 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Honda HR-V than the Kia Niro. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda HR-V and the Kia Niro.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda HR-V, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is a little wider than the Kia Niro, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda HR-V, which is slightly longer than the Kia Niro.

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

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
The Honda HR-V has much lower torque than the Kia Niro, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Kia Niro. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda HR-V as you will in the Kia Niro.