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2021 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Kia Telluride Review

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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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2022 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,590
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Invoice* $38,112 to $43,534 $31,643 to $42,584
MPG - City 123 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 102 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 87.0 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Kia Niro EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro EV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Kia Telluride, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Niro EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 EV is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Telluride. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Niro EV will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Telluride.

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

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

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

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

Utility
The Kia Niro EV has less seating than the Kia Telluride, making the Kia Telluride the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Telluride.

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