2024 Kia Niro vs. 2024 Nissan Kicks Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Niro

2024 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $26,940 to $35,340
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Picture of the 2024 Nissan Kicks

2024 Nissan
Kicks

MSRP*: $21,050 to $23,610
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MPG - City 53 MPG 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 54 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 32.3 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 122-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 122 hp
Exterior Length 174.0 in 169.1 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 43.7 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 38.5 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Nissan Kicks. The Nissan Kicks will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Kicks.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Kicks, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro is much wider than the Nissan Kicks, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Niro, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Kicks.

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

Performance
The Kia Niro has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Kicks.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Nissan Kicks, 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 Nissan Kicks. With the Kia Niro, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Kicks.