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2021 Kia Niro EV vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Picture of the 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $33,700 to $41,450
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Invoice* $38,112 to $43,534 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 123 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 102 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.0 ft3 47.2 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 187 - 252 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The Kia Niro EV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC40, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Niro EV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40, 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. The Kia Niro EV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro EV is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro EV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Kia Niro EV has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Niro EV has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40. The Kia Niro EV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro EV than that of the Volvo XC40.