2023 Kia Niro EV vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $36,985 to $51,880
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MPG - City Info not available 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 269-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 269 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 174.0 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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

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. The Kia Niro EV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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.

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.

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
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro EV has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.