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Audi e-tron vs. Kia Niro EV

When comparing the Audi e-tron to the Kia Niro EV, the Audi e-tron has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Audi e-tron versus the Kia Niro EV, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Audi e-tron versus Kia Niro EV Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi e-tron ranges from $52,908 to $69,964 while a used Kia Niro EV from the same model year range is priced between $27,998 to $40,168. For a new model, the Audi e-tron's price is between $72,432 and $88,910, with the Kia Niro EV priced between $40,513 and $49,867.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi e-tron’s base engine makes 402 horsepower, and the Kia Niro EV base engine makes 201 horsepower. The e-tron is rated to deliver an average of 78 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 226 miles. The Niro EV is rated to deliver an average of 126 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 253 miles. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the e-tron is 10 hours (240V), while the charge time for the Niro EV is 59 hours (120V).

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are electric SUVs, the Audi e-tron has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Audi e-tron has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Kia Niro EV has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Audi e-tron has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi e-tron has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Audi e-tron

2023 Kia Niro EV

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$72,432 - $88,910

Used Asking Price:

$52,908 - $69,964

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

63.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,513 - $49,867

Used Asking Price:

$27,998 - $40,168

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 14

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

The Audi e-tron is a roomy two-row crossover. Like all Audis, this EV is upscale and offers the satisfying driving experience that European premium vehicle owners expect.

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Summary Review

The Kia Niro EV is one of the most practical and engaging five-door electric vehicles sold in America. This is one to carefully consider if you don’t need the functionality of a larger AWD utility vehicle.

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Pros and Cons

  • All-wheel drive
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+
  • 4,000-pound towing capacity

  • Lower than segment average range
  • Priced above many similar offerings
  • Low volume availability

Pros and Cons

  • Satisfying driving experience
  • Kia’s simple and effective infotainment system
  • Ample cargo volume - competitive with larger crossovers despite its compact size

  • Not a true crossover
  • No AWD available
  • No spare tire
  • Low volume

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

quattro Premium Plus, quattro Chronos, quattro Premium

Trim Levels

Wind, Wave

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

402 hp

Torque:

490 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

188 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

78 / 79 / 79

Range (city/hwy):

226 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

95 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

MPGe:

126 / 101 / 113

Range (city/hwy):

253 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

65 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

59 hours (120V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Cargo Space:

28.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

56.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.4 inches

Cargo Space:

22.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

122.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5765 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

65.5 inches

Length:

193 inches

Wheelbase:

115.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3721 lbs

Width:

71.8 inches

Height:

61.8 inches

Length:

174 inches

Wheelbase:

107 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

255/50R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17