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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 104 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.0 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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 Jeep Cherokee than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 Jeep Cherokee 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee, 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 Jeep Cherokee has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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 Jeep Cherokee and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Cherokee as you will in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.