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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $35,400 to $37,400
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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.7 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 104 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The BMW X1 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and 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). The BMW X1 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. The BMW X1 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is about the same width as the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X1, which is slightly longer than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The BMW X1 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 BMW X1 greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X1 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 BMW X1 and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The BMW X1 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW X1 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.