2024 Kia Niro EV vs. 2024 Mazda CX-50 Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Niro EV

2024 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,600 to $44,600
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda CX-50

2024 Mazda

MSRP*: $30,300 to $43,300
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MPG - City Info not available 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 56.3 ft3
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 174.0 in 185.8 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 75.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.6 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.6 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-50 than in the Kia Niro EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro EV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-50.

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). The Kia Niro EV is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-50.

Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-50, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Niro EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-50.

The Kia Niro EV has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-50, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-50 is clearly the choice over the Kia Niro EV for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Niro EV has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-50.

The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-50, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro EV and the Mazda CX-50. The Kia Niro EV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-50.