2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | NewCars.com

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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City Info not available 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

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 Toyota RAV4. 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 Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Plug-In Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than that of the Toyota RAV4.