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Compare 2020 Kia Niro vs 2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Kia Niro
2020 Tesla Model 3
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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
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,807
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,790
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 0 mpg
Highway
- 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 97
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 5700 -
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 2400 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/96 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 116
Battery Range (mi)
- 322
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 121
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 9.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4072
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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