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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Kia Niro EV Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,000 to $46,010
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2022 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats Info not available
Cargo Space Info not available 53.0 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Info not available
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Info not available
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 188.4 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid or the Kia Niro EV, it's going to cost you about the same.

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
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Kia Niro EV, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid more than the Kia Niro EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.