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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

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2021 Honda
HR-V

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2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$21,220 to $29,340
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $20,240 to $27,361 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 26 - 28 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 40 - 46
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** ***** ****
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
The Honda HR-V offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda HR-V, 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 Honda HR-V, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda HR-V 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. Both the Honda HR-V and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is about the same width as the Kia Niro. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda HR-V transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Niro.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda HR-V 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 Honda HR-V and the Kia Niro. The Honda HR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda HR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.