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2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2022 Hyundai
Tucson

MSRP*: $24,950 to $36,350
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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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Invoice* $23,966 to $34,404 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.3 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 187 hp 139 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.3 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.0 - 39.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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 Tucson than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Tucson will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Tucson and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Tucson has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Tucson greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Hyundai Tucson doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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

Warranty
The Hyundai Tucson comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.