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 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
$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
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 71.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3519 3199
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 51
Battery Range (mi)
53 -
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Kia Niro
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
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 - -
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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