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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 188.4 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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 Santa Fe than in the Kia Niro EV. The Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Niro EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, 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 Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro EV, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Niro EV.

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

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