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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 5,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 204.3 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Kia Niro EV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Traverse and the Kia Niro EV.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Traverse, 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 Chevrolet Traverse 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. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Kia Niro EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro EV.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

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

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

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