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2022 Kia Niro vs. 2023 Kia Sportage Review

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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage

2023 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $26,290 to $37,090
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MPG - City 46 - 53 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 48 MPG 28 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 63.2 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 187 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Kia Niro, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

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

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. If you go with the Kia Niro, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Kia Niro has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Sportage, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sportage.