Compare 2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Kia Niro
2019 Nissan Leaf
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $25,345 $26,400
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,668 $23,490
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $23,030 $23,900
Niro S Touring FWD 46 40 $27,612 $28,800
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,931 $32,250
Niro EV EX FWD N/A N/A $36,960 $38,500
Niro EV EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $42,240 $44,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $30,778 $32,100
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $33,760 $35,200
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $27,413 $28,500
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
LEAF S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $34,616 $36,550
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,381 $36,300
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $40,291 $42,550
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $30,881 $32,600
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,471 $38,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,345
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,400
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car. With a quicker-accelerating, 226-mile Plus model in the lineup, the 2019 Nissan Leaf is a lot of electric car for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
46 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 92.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 61.4
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)
- 23.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11.5
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 11.1
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 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 2400 236
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/96 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 5700 147 @ 3282
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 99
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 150
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 112
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 8.19
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 Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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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