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2021 Kia Niro EV vs. 2021 Lexus UX 250h Review

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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Picture of the 2021 Lexus UX 250h

2021 Lexus
UX 250h

MSRP*: $35,200 to $39,900
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Invoice* $38,112 to $43,534 $33,405 to $37,865
MPG - City 123 MPG 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 102 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine 201-hp, (electric) 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp Info not available
Exterior Length 172.2 in 177.0 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 35.7 - 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 EV than in the Lexus UX 250h. The Kia Niro EV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus UX 250h.

Convenience
With the Lexus UX 250h, 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 Lexus UX 250h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Niro EV is much higher than that for the Lexus UX 250h.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro EV is a little narrower than the Lexus UX 250h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Kia Niro EV is slightly shorter than the Lexus UX 250h, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a larger turning radius than the Lexus UX 250h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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 UX 250h.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro EV than that of the Lexus UX 250h.