2020 Kia Niro vs. 2020 Kia Sportage: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2020 Kia Sportage Review

New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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New 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$23,990 to $35,090
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $23,031 to $33,510
MPG - City 46 - 51 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 24 - 30
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** **** *****
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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro than the Kia Sportage. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Niro or the Kia Sportage, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Kia Niro and the Kia Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Niro is slightly shorter than the Kia Sportage, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Kia Sportage, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Niro has the same turning radius as the Kia Sportage, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

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

Warranty
The Kia Niro comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sportage.