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2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota
RAV4

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$26,050 to $35,980
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $24,357 to $33,642 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 25 - 28 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Toyota RAV4 than the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota RAV4 as you will with the Kia Niro, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Toyota RAV4 is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota RAV4 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota RAV4 is much wider than the Kia Niro, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Toyota RAV4, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota RAV4 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota RAV4 greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota RAV4 and the Kia Niro. With the Toyota RAV4, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.