Compare 2019 Chevrolet Volt vs 2019 Kia Niro

2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Kia Niro
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $32,313 $33,520
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,747 $38,120
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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 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

$32,313
$25,345

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,520
$26,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$559 / month
$440 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel. 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

43 mpg 51 mpg

Highway

42 mpg 46 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.3 48.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 56

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.3 100.9

Second Head Room (in)

35.8 39.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.2 55.2

Front Leg Room (in)

42.1 41.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.7 53.7

Second Leg Room (in)

34.7 37.4

Front Head Room (in)

37.8 40.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.6 61.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.3

Length, Overall (in)

180.4 171.5

Height, Overall (in)

56.4 60.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.8 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

106.1 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.2 71.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.6 -

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

Regenerative 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)

8.9 11.9

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.7 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.4 35

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.0 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

5GP NA

Front Tire Size

P215/50R17 P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

5GP 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)

3519 3199

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.4 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

294 @ - TBD - 195 @ 2400

Engine Order Code

L3A NA

Displacement

1.5L/- TBD - 1.6 L/96

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

149 @ - TBD - 139 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

42 46

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

43 51

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

53 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

42 49

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

106 -

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

MKV NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 3.23

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.93

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 3.87

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Volt Kia Niro

Body Style

Hatchback Sport Utility

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

0.8 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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