2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$38,500 to $44,000
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $36,960 to $42,240 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 123 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 102 26 - 27
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Kia Niro EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro EV.

Convenience
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Niro EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 EV or the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 EV and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

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

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