2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Sorento | NewCars.com

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$29,490 to $36,390
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City N/A 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Kia Sorento than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid or the Kia Sorento, 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. Both the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sorento, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sorento.