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2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 Review

New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$38,500 to $44,000
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$36,870 to $45,360
Invoice* $36,960 to $42,240 $34,473 to $42,412
MPG - City 123 22
MPG - Hwy 102 27 - 28
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 EV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus NX 300, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Niro EV and the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
With the Lexus NX 300, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Niro EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300. 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 EV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Lexus NX 300, 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 Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Niro EV has a little less horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro EV and the Lexus NX 300. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Niro EV as you will in the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro EV than that of the Lexus NX 300.