Compare 2021 Kia Niro vs 2022 Toyota Prius

2021 Kia Niro
2022 Toyota Prius
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EX Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX Premium FWD 51 46 $31,962 $32,950
Niro LX FWD 53 48 $23,948 $24,690
Niro LXS FWD 51 46 $25,306 $26,090
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $27,539 $28,390
Niro Touring SE FWD 46 40 $30,022 $30,950
Niro EV EX FWD N/A N/A $38,112 $39,090
Niro EV EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $43,534 $44,650
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $32,389 $33,390
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $35,454 $36,550
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LXS FWD N/A N/A $28,703 $29,590
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L Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 $30,551 $32,820
Prius Nightshade 54 50 $27,409 $29,445
Prius Nightshade AWD-e 51 47 $28,464 $30,575
Prius XLE 54 50 $26,758 $28,745
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
$31,962
$23,054
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$24,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$409 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Niro is a thrifty choice for those who don’t want polarizing Prius looks. The 2022 Toyota Prius is no longer at the technology leading edge, but it provides all the right numbers for cost-conscious commuters.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 58 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
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)
171.5 180
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 57.9
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)
3122 3010
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 56
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 58
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Toyota Prius
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 3.1
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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