Compare 2019 BMW i3 vs 2019 Kia Niro

2019 BMW i3
2019 Kia Niro
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120 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 120 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
i3 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
i3 s 120 Ah N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
i3 s 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $25,345 $26,400
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,668 $23,490
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $23,030 $23,900
Niro S Touring FWD 46 40 $27,612 $28,800
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,931 $32,250
Niro EV EX FWD N/A N/A $36,960 $38,500
Niro EV EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $42,240 $44,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $30,778 $32,100
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $33,760 $35,200
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $27,413 $28,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$25,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$26,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$440 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW i3 is an all-electric hatchback that declares proudly that convention needn’t apply to eco-friendly drivers. The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 100.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 3199
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 195 @ 2400
Displacement
- 1.6 L/96
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
153 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
113 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 51
Transmission
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.96
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Kia Niro
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 11.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 3.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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