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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2019 Kia Niro EV Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$38,500 to $44,000
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $36,960 to $42,240
MPG - City 17 - 18 123
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 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
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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. The Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Niro EV.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.