In comparing the 2022 Hyundai KONA's and the 2022 Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2022 Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Hyundai KONA's and the 2022 Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai KONA is a better car than the 2022 Kia Niro.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Niro Pricing
A used 2022 Hyundai KONA ranges from $19,889 to $28,443 while a used 2022 Kia Niro is priced between $23,991 to $31,558.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Niro Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2022 Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Hyundai KONA retains 5.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Kia Niro.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Niro Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai KONA is 7.8 out of 10 while the Kia Niro's quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Niro being ranked 3 out of 4 Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Niro Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai KONA is 5.9 out of 10. For the Kia Niro the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Hyundai KONA a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Hyundai KONA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2022 Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 547 miles. This gives the 2022 Kia Niro the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2022 Hyundai KONA. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2022 Hyundai KONA has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Kia Niro, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.