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2021 Kia Niro EV vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $38,050 to $40,050
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Invoice* $38,112 to $43,534 $35,767 to $37,647
MPG - City 123 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 102 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 62.0 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 172.2 in 182.4 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than in the Kia Niro EV, due to its greater 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro EV is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, 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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Utility
The Kia Niro EV has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, making the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Niro EV has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro EV than that of the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.