2020 Kia Niro vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Niro Hybrid
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Kia Niro’s wide powertrain lineup means it can square off against everything from the related Hyundai Kona to dedicated electric cars such as the Chevy Bolt EV.

The Toyota Prius might as well be the definition of a “green car,” and its lineup now includes a winter-friendly all-wheel-drive version.

The Honda Insight boasts Civic-like styling and excellent fuel economy.

It shouldn’t be missed.

Kia parent Hyundai fields two direct rivals: the Ioniq hybrid that can tickle 60 mpg on the highway as well as the Kona hatchback that can be had in gas-only and electric versions.

A bigger battery this year keeps the Bolt EV on top, at least among affordable electric cars.

It’s rated at nearly 260 miles of range.

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Quick Specs
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The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
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A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars.
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The 2020 Honda Insight is a fuel-efficient compact sedan that has a secret: it’s among the safest cars on the road.
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The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrids and plug-ins trade on affordability instead of luxury.
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The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
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The 2020 Toyota Prius is a good choice for commuters made even better with more smartphone connectivity this year.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
46 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy52 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4ElectricGas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonSmall station wagonMid-Size CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
LX FWD5-Door Wagon LTLX CVTBlue HatchbackSE Automatic FWDL Eco (GS)
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Sport UtilityWagonSedanHatchbackSport UtilityHatchback
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODNACVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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