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2022 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $21,870 to $28,170
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Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro

2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 26 - 28 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.9 - 58.8 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 141-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 141 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 170.4 - 170.9 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 69.8 - 70.5 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda HR-V.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda HR-V, 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 Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V 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. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as 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
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda HR-V and the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
The Honda HR-V has much lower torque than the Kia Niro, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.