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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $39,770 to $74,795
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $37,539 to $69,390 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 13 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 17 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats Info not available
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 188.4 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 40.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Kia Niro EV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much higher than that for the Kia Niro EV.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro EV.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Niro EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro EV.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited more than the Kia Niro EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro EV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro EV.