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2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$38,500 to $44,000
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $36,960 to $42,240 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 123 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 102 26 - 27
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
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 Subaru Ascent than in the Kia Niro EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent 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 Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Niro EV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.

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

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