2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2024 Kia Niro EV Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $42,410 to $47,670
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Niro EV

2024 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,600 to $44,600
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MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 63.7 ft3
Engine
  • 261-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 174.0 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid than in the Kia Niro EV. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro EV.

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 Plug-In Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro EV.

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

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

Performance
With the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Niro EV. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Niro EV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Niro EV. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro EV.