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Compare 2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Toyota Prius

2018 Kia Niro
2018 Toyota Prius
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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
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Four
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius Four 54 50 $27,634 $29,685
Prius Four Touring 54 50 $28,453 $30,565
Prius One 54 50 $22,067 $23,475
Prius Three 54 50 $24,888 $26,735
Prius Three Touring 54 50 $26,173 $28,115
Prius Two 54 50 $23,204 $24,685
Prius Two Eco 58 53 $23,655 $25,165
Prius Prime Advanced N/A N/A $31,968 $33,300
Prius Prime Plus N/A N/A $26,209 $27,300
Prius Prime Premium N/A N/A $27,840 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,843
$27,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$29,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2018 Toyota Prius wins our minds with its fuel-efficiency and low running costs. Our hearts are a different story.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 27.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.2
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 10
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)
11.9 11.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 33.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 2400 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/96 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 5700 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 54
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.35 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Toyota Prius
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 3.4
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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