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2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Trax

MSRP*: $21,400 to $23,820
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2020 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,590 to $32,790
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Invoice* $20,630 to $22,962 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 46 - 51 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 40 - 46 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 167.2 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 69.9 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Chevrolet Trax, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Trax, 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 Trax, 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). Clearly, the Chevrolet Trax is a better financial choice over the Kia Niro, when considering MSRP. 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 Trax and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trax is a little narrower than the Kia Niro, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Chevrolet Trax is slightly shorter than the Kia Niro, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Chevrolet Trax has the same turning radius as the Kia Niro, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Trax has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Trax does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

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

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