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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$26,310 to $35,550
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $26,192 to $34,709 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 18 - 22 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Cherokee than in the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee, 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 Jeep Cherokee, 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). The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Kia Niro.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee and the Kia Niro. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Cherokee as you will in the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.