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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

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Picture of the 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$30,560 to $36,350
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$29,490 to $36,390
Invoice* $28,654 to $33,511 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 40 N/A
MPG - Hwy 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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 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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.