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2021 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Picture of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $38,112 to $43,534 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 123 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 102 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) V-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro EV than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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.

Convenience
With the Nissan Pathfinder, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Niro EV or the Nissan Pathfinder, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Kia Niro EV seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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