Compare 2021 Honda Insight vs 2020 Kia Niro

2021 Honda Insight
2020 Kia Niro
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight EX CVT 55 49 $23,229 $25,010
Insight LX CVT 55 49 $21,488 $23,130
Insight Touring CVT 51 45 $26,960 $29,040
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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
$23,229
$31,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,010
$32,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$547 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with impressive safety features for a low price. The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
55 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
49 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.6 100.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.6
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 -
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 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)
11.1 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)
10.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3000 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
99 @ 5000 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L/96
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
151 @ 6000 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
55 51
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 0.81 3.87
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.45 5.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Kia Niro
Body Style
Sedan Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 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 Honda Insight
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  • Rebate: Up to $750 off (2021)
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR (2021)
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