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2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 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 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $35,100 to $42,850
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MPG - City Info not available 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity Info not available 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 46.9 ft3
Engine Info not available
  • 187-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 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 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 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
The Kia Niro EV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC40, with comparable 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 Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro EV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Niro EV has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40. The Kia Niro EV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.