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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

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2020 Kia
Niro

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2021 Kia
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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$21,990 to $27,990
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $21,221 to $26,731
MPG - City 46 - 51 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Kia Niro offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Seltos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Niro will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Seltos, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Kia Niro is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Seltos. 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 Kia Niro and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Kia Seltos. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Seltos.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro has the same turning radius as the Kia Seltos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Kia Seltos. The Kia Niro has less cargo space than the Kia Seltos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Kia Niro comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Seltos.