Compare 2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Kia Niro
2018 Volkswagen Golf
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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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1.8T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $21,129 $22,010
Golf 1.8T S Manual 25 34 $20,073 $20,910
Golf 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $23,765 $24,755
Golf 1.8T SE Manual 25 34 $22,709 $23,655
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $25,973 $27,055
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $24,918 $25,955
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $29,630 $30,865
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $28,574 $29,765
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,234 $35,660
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $34,723 $36,170
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $33,667 $35,070
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $26,414 $27,515
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 25 33 $25,357 $26,415
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $30,308 $31,570
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 25 33 $29,252 $30,470
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 22 29 $39,250 $40,885
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,193 $39,785
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $21,874 $22,785
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,033 $25,035
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 25 34 $20,818 $21,685
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $22,977 $23,935
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $26,227 $27,320
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $29,035 $30,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,843
$21,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$22,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.5
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. There's a VW Golf for everyone, and they're even better for 2018 thanks to a big tech upgrade inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 167.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.7
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 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3023
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 2400 199 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/96 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 5700 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.35 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.14
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Volkswagen Golf
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 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
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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