Compare 2018 FIAT 500L vs 2018 Kia Niro

2018 FIAT 500L
2018 Kia Niro
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Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500L Lounge Hatch 22 30 $23,287 $23,895
500L Pop Hatch 22 30 $20,576 $20,995
500L Trekking Hatch 22 30 $22,754 $23,325
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $24,843 $26,150
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,523 $23,340
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $22,788 $23,650
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,370 $32,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $29,887 $31,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $32,744 $34,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $26,836 $27,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,287
$24,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,895
$26,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Fiat 500L has received a handful of interior and infotainment upgrades, but it's subpar in several aspects and remains among our lowest-rated cars. The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid breathe new life into the hybrid segment, with a practical wagon shape and excellent interior you’d never know was a hybrid.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 100.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
25.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
68 -
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)
10.4 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)
12 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 35
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3254 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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.6 L/96
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 51
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.22
Trans Order Code
DF4 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.87
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.23
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500L Kia Niro
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 3.6

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