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

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Kia Niro vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

See Details & Photos
New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen
Tiguan

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$24,590 to $32,790
Get Your Price
$24,945 to $38,795
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $23,947 to $37,243
MPG - City 46 - 51 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The Kia Niro offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Niro will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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