2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 | NewCars.com

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$29,490 to $36,390
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City N/A 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy N/A 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Mazda CX-5 than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5, 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 Mazda CX-5. 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 Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is a little narrower than the Mazda CX-5, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-5, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, allowing you to 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 Mazda CX-5.

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 Mazda CX-5. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than that of the Mazda CX-5.