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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2022 Kia Niro EV Review

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2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $28,450 to $44,000
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2022 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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

*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.

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 Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro EV.

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
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little less horsepower than the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels 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.