2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander | NewCars.com

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $25,795 to $35,345
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Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $25,465 to $34,346
MPG - City Info not available 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 78.3 - 79.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 181 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 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 Mitsubishi Outlander 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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). The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Outlander. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much slimmer than the Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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

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

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