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2022 Jeep Compass vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,785 to $34,210
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Picture of the 2022 Kia Niro

2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 22 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 139 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 173.4 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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
The Jeep Compass offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Niro, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Compass and the Kia Niro.

Convenience
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Compass, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Jeep Compass is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Compass is much wider than the Kia Niro, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Compass takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Jeep Compass has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Jeep Compass has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Kia Niro. The Jeep Compass has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.