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2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2020 Nissan Murano Review

New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*
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$38,500 to $44,000
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$31,730 to $45,530
Invoice* $36,960 to $42,240 $29,793 to $42,728
MPG - City 123 20
MPG - Hwy 102 N/A
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Nissan Murano, 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 Nissan Murano. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Niro EV and the Nissan Murano have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Nissan Murano, 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 Nissan Murano.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Murano, 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 Nissan Murano.

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 Nissan Murano. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Murano.

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