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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2022 Kia Sportage Review

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2020 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,590 to $32,790
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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $23,125 to $33,664
MPG - City 46 - 51 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 60.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 181 - 240 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
The Kia Niro offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sportage, 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 Sportage.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Niro will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sportage. 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 Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Niro is slightly shorter than the Kia Sportage, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Niro has the same turning radius as the Kia Sportage, 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 Sportage.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Kia Sportage, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 Sportage. The Kia Niro has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage, 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 Sportage.