2020 Hyundai Kona vs. 2020 Kia Niro: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Hyundai Kona vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Hyundai
Kona

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$20,300 to $29,350
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $19,699 to $28,003 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 26 - 28 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
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. 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 Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Kona transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Niro.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Kona greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

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
The Hyundai Kona comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Niro.