Compare 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2021 Kia Niro

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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5-Door Wgn LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn LT N/A N/A $35,186 $36,500
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $40,198 $41,700
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EX Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX Premium FWD 51 46 $31,962 $32,950
Niro LX FWD 53 48 $23,948 $24,690
Niro LXS FWD 51 46 $25,306 $26,090
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $27,539 $28,390
Niro Touring SE FWD 46 40 $30,022 $30,950
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $32,389 $33,390
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $35,454 $36,550
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LXS FWD N/A N/A $28,703 $29,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,186
$31,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish. The 2021 Kia Niro is a thrifty choice for those who don’t want polarizing Prius looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 100.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
164 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 -
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 10.3
Brake Type
Partially Regenerative Electro-Hydraulic 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 x - TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35
Steering Type
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3122
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA
Displacement
NA 1.6 L/96
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Electric Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 46
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 51
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
108 -
Battery Range (mi)
259 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
127 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.22
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
NA Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.87
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Kia Niro
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Solid Stabilizer Bar Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 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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2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • 2021 Bolt EV in adequate supply; 2020s close to selling out
  • Lease: From $130 for 36 months
  • Rebates: $9,000 off for all buyers + $3,000 Costco bonus
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 84 months + $7,000 bonus
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2021 Kia Niro
  • 2020 Kia Niro available; 2021s arriving
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $2,500 customer cash
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR
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