Compare 2020 BMW i3 vs 2020 Kia Niro

2020 BMW i3
2020 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 Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $31,807 $32,790
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $23,853 $24,590
Niro LXS FWD N/A N/A $25,211 $25,990
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $27,440 $28,290
Niro Touring SE FWD 46 40 $29,867 $30,790
Niro EV EX FWD N/A N/A $38,112 $39,090
Niro EV EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $43,476 $44,590
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $32,290 $33,290
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $35,299 $36,390
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LXS FWD N/A N/A $28,604 $29,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$31,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$32,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$547 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Once cutting edge, the 2020 BMW i3 has fallen well behind other electric cars. Only purists need apply. The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 100.9
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.6
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
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 2 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 -
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 1.6 L/96
Mileage
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
153 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
113 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 46
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 3.23
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.96
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.35
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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