2023 Kia Niro EV vs. 2024 Volvo XC40 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 Volvo XC40

2024 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $40,500 to $49,300
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MPG - City Info not available 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 57.5 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 247 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 174.0 in 174.8 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 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
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.

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 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
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Kia Niro EV for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Niro EV has a little less horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

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