2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Kia Niro EV: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Kia Niro EV Review

New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota
Highlander

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New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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MSRP*
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$34,600 to $48,800
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$38,500 to $44,000
Invoice* $31,589 to $44,555 $36,960 to $42,240
MPG - City 20 - 21 123
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Kia Niro EV. The Kia Niro EV will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Toyota Highlander, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Niro EV.

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 Toyota Highlander is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro EV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Highlander will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Niro EV.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Kia Niro EV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Toyota Highlander, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro EV.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Toyota Highlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro EV.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Niro EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Kia Niro EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro EV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro EV.