2021 Kia Niro vs. Its Competition

2021 Kia Niro
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Niro squares off well against the Hyundai Ioniq, which is closely related underneath but has rather more expressive styling.

The Ioniq delivers amazing fuel economy, but without as much practicality as the Niro.

Honda’s Insight is a frugal choice but again lacks the Niro’s crossover shape.

The Chevy Bolt EV nails practicality, even if it’s a little dorky looking.

And, of course, there’s the venerable Toyota Prius, which is ultra green and wants to remind you of it.

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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2021 Kia Niro is a thrifty choice for those who don’t want polarizing Prius looks.
6.8
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish.
6.5
The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with impressive safety features for a low price.
6.6
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions.
5.3
The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
MSRP From    
$24,690$36,500$23,130$23,400$24,525
Gas Mileage    
46 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy54 MPG City / 60 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Electric I-4ElectricGas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonsSmall station wagonMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
LX FWD5-Door Wagon LTLX CVTBlue HatchbackL Eco (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilityWagonSedanHatchbackHatchback
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODNACVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Honda Insight2021 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Hyundai Ioniq2021 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Toyota Prius