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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 46 - 51 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Subaru Crosstrek requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Niro, 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 Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Niro will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Subaru Crosstrek. The Kia Niro is slightly shorter than the Subaru Crosstrek, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Subaru Crosstrek. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Niro as you will in the Subaru Crosstrek.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro than that of the Subaru Crosstrek.