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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2021 Honda
Passport

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,180
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $30,572 to $40,491 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 100.7 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 190.5 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 40.0 - 40.1 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 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 Passport than in the Kia Niro EV. The Kia Niro EV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Passport, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Honda Passport, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Niro EV.

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 Passport or the Kia Niro EV, 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 Passport and the Kia Niro EV have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Honda Passport has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Niro EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Passport greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Passport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro EV.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Passport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro EV.