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2019 Kia Niro EV vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia
Niro EV

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$38,500 to $44,000
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $36,960 to $42,240 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 123 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 102 22 - 24
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Kia Niro EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro EV than that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.