2019 Kia Niro vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq are mechanically related and share similar powertrains.

The Ioniq is more fuel efficient and is available for less money, the Kia Niro is more refined and a little better looking, we say.

The Prius is the standard-bearer for hybrid cars in the U.S., although some are put off by its unique shape and newfound style.

The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid that maximizes range from its battery (more than 50 miles) and gas engine, although its shape isn’t as practical as the Niro.

The Honda Clarity is similarly quiet and spacious.

The Kia Soul could be a versatile option across the dealer showroom, although its most often a gas-only model.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel.
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
The 2019 Kia Soul splits its priorities three ways: sporty at the top end, safety in the middle, bargain-priced at the bottom end.
The 2019 Toyota Prius adds an efficient all-wheel-drive version to appeal to more shoppers this year.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy52 MPG City / 50 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonsCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall Station WagonsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
LX FWD5-Door HB LTBlue HatchbackBase ManualL Eco (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilityHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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