Compare 2019 Nissan Leaf vs 2019 Kia Niro

2019 Nissan Leaf
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $30,881 $32,600
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,381 $36,300
Hatchback S PLUS N/A N/A $34,616 $36,550
Hatchback SV PLUS N/A N/A $36,471 $38,510
Hatchback SL PLUS N/A N/A $40,291 $42,550
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FWD FE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD FE 52 49 $22,668 $23,490
FWD LX 51 46 $23,030 $23,900
FWD EX 51 46 $25,345 $26,400
FWD S Touring 46 40 $27,612 $28,800
FWD Touring 46 40 $30,931 $32,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,412
$22,668
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$23,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a quicker-accelerating, 226-mile Plus model in the lineup, the 2019 Nissan Leaf is a lot of electric car for the money. The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 52 mpg
Highway
- 49 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.6
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.4
Brakes
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)
11.5 10.3
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)
11.1 11
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3106
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 139 @ 5700
Displacement
- 1.6 L/96
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
Battery Range (mi)
151 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 49
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 52
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.96
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Kia Niro
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 11.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 3.5
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2019 Nissan Leaf
  • 2019 LEAF now gets up to 225 mile range
  • Rebates: Eligible for tax credits
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $1,000
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2019 Kia Niro
  • 2019 Kia Niro available
  • Bonus: $1,000 cash back
  • Finance: 0.0% for 48 months
  • Lease: $209 per month
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