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2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2021 Jeep
Renegade

MSRP*: $22,850 to $30,025
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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.8 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 - 180 hp 139 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 166.6 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 74.2 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** **** Info not available

**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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Renegade than the Kia Niro. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Niro.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Renegade, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Renegade will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Renegade is much wider than the Kia Niro, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Jeep Renegade is slightly shorter than the Kia Niro, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Jeep Renegade has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Renegade doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Niro. The Jeep Renegade has less cargo space than the Kia Niro, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jeep Renegade than that of the Kia Niro.