Compare 2021 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2020 Kia Niro

2021 Hyundai Ioniq
2020 Kia Niro
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Limited Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ioniq Electric Limited Hatchback N/A N/A $36,903 $38,815
Ioniq Electric SE Hatchback N/A N/A $31,999 $33,245
Ioniq Hybrid Blue Hatchback 58 60 $22,665 $23,400
Ioniq Hybrid Limited Hatchback 54 56 $29,938 $31,400
Ioniq Hybrid SE Hatchback 54 56 $24,249 $25,350
Ioniq Hybrid SEL Hatchback 54 56 $27,298 $28,600
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Limited Hatchback N/A N/A $31,589 $33,150
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid SE Hatchback N/A N/A $25,780 $26,700
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid SEL Hatchback N/A N/A $28,348 $29,700
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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
$36,903
$31,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,815
$32,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$647 / month
$547 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions. The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
176 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23 -
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3488 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 1.6 L/96
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
121 -
Battery Range (mi)
170 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
145 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
133 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 46
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.41 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.96
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Kia Niro
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 11.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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 Hyundai Ioniq
  • 2020 Ioniq Hybrid is available; 2021s soon
  • Lease: From $179 per month on 2020s
  • Rebate: Up to $3,500 cash
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR + $2,500
2020 Kia Niro
  • 2020 Kia Niros available; 2021s arrive later
  • Cash: Up to $2,500 cash
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR + $500
  • Lease: From $219 per month
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