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2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2022 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $34,900 to $37,200
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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 104 hp
Exterior Length 176.6 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3.

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 Audi Q3 is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi Q3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q3 is much wider than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi Q3, which is slightly longer than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q3 greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi Q3 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The Audi Q3 has less cargo space than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi Q3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.