Compare 2020 Kia Niro vs 2021 Toyota Prius

2020 Kia Niro
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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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20th Anniversary Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 20th Anniversary Edition 54 50 $27,811 $29,875
Prius L Eco 58 53 $23,054 $24,525
Prius LE 54 50 $24,191 $25,735
Prius LE AWD-e 51 47 $25,507 $27,135
Prius Limited 54 50 $30,395 $32,650
Prius XLE 54 50 $26,602 $28,575
Prius XLE AWD-e 51 47 $27,533 $29,575
Prius Prime LE N/A N/A $27,090 $28,220
Prius Prime Limited N/A N/A $32,639 $34,000
Prius Prime XLE N/A N/A $28,800 $30,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,807
$27,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,790
$29,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks. The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 54 mpg
Highway
- 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 93.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 180
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 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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 54
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 50
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
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
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Toyota Prius
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3075
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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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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