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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2021 Hyundai
Palisade

MSRP*: $32,675 to $47,900
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $31,382 to $45,280 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 19 MPG 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 86.4 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 291 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 196.1 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.1 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Palisade than in the Kia Niro EV. The Hyundai Palisade will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro EV.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Hyundai Palisade, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Palisade will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro EV. 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 Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Niro EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Palisade 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 Hyundai Palisade, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro EV.

Handling
The Hyundai Palisade 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 Hyundai Palisade greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Hyundai Palisade more than the Kia Niro EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Hyundai Palisade, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro EV.

Warranty
The Hyundai Palisade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Niro EV.