2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade Review

New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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New 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai
Palisade

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MSRP*
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$29,490 to $36,390
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$32,525 to $47,750
Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $31,238 to $45,138
MPG - City N/A 19
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Palisade than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Palisade will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Palisade. 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 Plug-In Hybrid and the Hyundai Palisade have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much slimmer than the Hyundai Palisade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Palisade.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Hyundai Palisade, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Palisade, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Palisade.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid seats a lot fewer people than the Hyundai Palisade. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Palisade.

Warranty
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Palisade.