2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$26,275 to $39,575
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$29,490 to $36,390
Invoice* $25,247 to $37,617 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 20 - 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 N/A
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** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Santa Fe and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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

Warranty
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.