2023 Kia Niro EV vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,550 to $44,550
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Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $39,800 to $41,800
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MPG - City Info not available 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 62.0 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 221 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 174.0 in 182.4 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in

*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.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Niro EV or the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro EV is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. The Kia Niro EV is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, allowing you to 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
The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Niro EV as you will in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.