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2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $33,635 to $50,805
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MPG - City Info not available 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 24 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity Info not available 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine Info not available
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-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 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.