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2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 175-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 7-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 175 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 164.0 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Hyundai Kona, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Hyundai Kona.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Kona, 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 Hyundai Kona will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Kona is about the same width as the Kia Niro. The Hyundai Kona is slightly shorter than the Kia Niro, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona has the same turning radius as the Kia Niro, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Kona has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Kona 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 Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro. The Hyundai Kona has less cargo space than the Kia Niro, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona than that of the Kia Niro.