2024 Kia Niro vs. 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Niro

2024 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $26,940 to $35,340
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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MPG - City 53 MPG 38 - 42 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 54 MPG 38 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 177 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 174.0 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro than the Kia Sportage Hybrid. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro as you will with the Kia Sportage Hybrid, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Sportage Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Niro, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Handling
The Kia Niro has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. The Kia Niro has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.