When we compare the 2022 Kia Niro EV's and the 2022 Nissan LEAF's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2022 Nissan LEAF has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Kia Niro EV's and the 2022 Nissan LEAF's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Nissan LEAF Pricing
A used 2022 Kia Niro EV ranges from $22,975 to $33,550 while a used 2022 Nissan LEAF is priced between $17,063 to $27,868.
2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Nissan LEAF Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Kia Niro EV loses 56.8 percent of its value and the 2022 Nissan LEAF loses 65.1 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Kia Niro EV retains 8.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Nissan LEAF.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Kia Niro EV’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the 2022 Nissan LEAF base engine makes 147 horsepower. Both the Niro EV and the LEAF are rated to deliver an average of 123 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with highway ranges of 239 and 150 miles respectively. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the Niro EV is 59 hours (120V), while the charge time for the LEAF is 8 hours (240V).
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Nissan LEAF, a electric compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Kia Niro EV, a electric SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2022 Kia Niro EV and the 2022 Nissan LEAF have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.