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2020 Ford EcoSport vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford
EcoSport

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$19,995 to $27,715
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $19,595 to $27,161 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 23 - 27 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 29 40 - 46
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Ford EcoSport, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford EcoSport and the Kia Niro.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford EcoSport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Ford EcoSport 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. The Destination Charge for the Ford EcoSport is much higher than that for the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Kia Niro, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Niro.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford EcoSport does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford EcoSport greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Kia Niro. The Ford EcoSport 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 Ford EcoSport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.