2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Kia Sorento | NewCars.com

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

Picture of the 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City Info not available 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Kia Sorento than in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Sorento.

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 Plug-In Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. 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.

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

Powertrain
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.

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.