2023 Kia Niro EV vs. 2024 Nissan Pathfinder 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 2024 Nissan Pathfinder

2024 Nissan

MSRP*: $36,650 to $51,520
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MPG - City Info not available 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 23 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 80.5 ft3
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 284 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 174.0 in 197.7 - 198.8 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 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

The Kia Niro EV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Pathfinder, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro EV.

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 Pathfinder.

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

In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Kia Niro EV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro EV has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Nissan Pathfinder, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Kia Niro EV has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.