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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Honda
CR-V Hybrid

MSRP*: $30,560 to $36,350
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Picture of the 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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Invoice* $28,654 to $33,511 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 40 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 35 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 68.7 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 143 hp 104 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.1 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 39.1 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V Hybrid than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V Hybrid.

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). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V Hybrid or the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V Hybrid is much wider than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda CR-V Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Honda CR-V Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-V Hybrid greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda CR-V Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. With the Honda CR-V Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.