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2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Review

Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro EV

2022 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Picture of the 2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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MPG - City Info not available 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity Info not available 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine Info not available
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Info not available 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 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 Toyota Highlander than in the Kia Niro EV, 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 EV and the Toyota Highlander.

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 EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to 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 Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Toyota Highlander, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Kia Niro EV seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.