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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Trailblazer

MSRP*: $21,600 to $27,200
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2020 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,590 to $32,790
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Invoice* $20,822 to $26,221 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 46 - 51 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 40 - 46 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.4 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 173.5 - 173.7 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 71.2 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Chevrolet Trailblazer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Trailblazer, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Trailblazer, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Trailblazer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro. 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 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is about the same width as the Kia Niro. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Trailblazer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Chevrolet Trailblazer has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Trailblazer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Niro. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Trailblazer as you will in the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Trailblazer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.