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2023 Hyundai Kona vs. 2023 Kia Niro Review

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2023 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $22,140 to $30,450
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2023 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $26,590 to $34,890
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MPG - City 27 - 30 MPG 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 45 - 54 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 63.7 ft3
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 195-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 195 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 165.6 - 166.0 in 174.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 39.8 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.5 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 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 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Kona, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Clearly, the Hyundai Kona is a better financial choice over the Kia Niro, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Kona is a little narrower than the Kia Niro, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Hyundai Kona, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with 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
The Hyundai Kona has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Kona does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Niro.