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

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Sportage Review

New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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New 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$29,490 to $36,390
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$23,990 to $35,090
Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $23,031 to $33,510
MPG - City N/A 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than the Kia Sportage. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sportage. 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 Kia Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Kia Sportage, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has the same turning radius as the Kia Sportage, so they both maneuver the same 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 Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Sportage. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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