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2022 Kia Niro vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $26,095 to $35,345
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MPG - City 46 - 53 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 48 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 63.2 ft3 78.3 - 79.7 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 181-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 181 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 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 Mitsubishi Outlander than in the Kia Niro, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Niro and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro is much slimmer than the Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Kia Niro has a smaller turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, allowing you to 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Kia Niro has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Niro has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander.