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Ford EcoSport vs. Kia Niro

In comparing the Ford EcoSport to the Kia Niro, the Ford EcoSport has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Ford EcoSport and Kia Niro have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Ford EcoSport versus the Kia Niro, the Ford EcoSport is a better car than the Kia Niro.

Ford EcoSport versus Kia Niro Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford EcoSport ranges from $17,299 to $24,965 while a used Kia Niro from the same model year range is priced between $20,000 to $30,000. For a new model, the Ford EcoSport's price is between $22,751 and $29,886, with the Kia Niro priced between $30,537 and $38,095.

Ford EcoSport versus Kia Niro Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford EcoSport and Kia Niro is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Ford EcoSport being ranked 10 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Niro being ranked 7 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford EcoSport’s base engine makes 166 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower. The EcoSport is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Ford EcoSport, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford EcoSport has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Kia Niro has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Ford EcoSport and the Kia Niro have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2022 Ford EcoSport

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,751 - $29,886

Used Asking Price:

$17,299 - $24,965

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,537 - $38,095

Used Asking Price:

$20,000 - $30,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 18
10 / 18
18 / 18
36 / 61
38 / 61
39 / 61
52 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 21
7 / 21
9 / 21
9 / 21

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

S, SE, SES, Titanium

Trim Levels

LX, EX, EX Touring, SX Touring, SX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

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):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

166 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

149 foot-lbs @ 4450 rpm

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

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

195 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.045 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

313 / 394 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

53 / 45 / 49

Range (city/hwy):

588 / 500 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

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:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 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:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.8 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:

127.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3360 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

65.1 inches

Length:

161.3 inches

Wheelbase:

99.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3071 lbs

Width:

71.8 inches

Height:

60.8 inches

Length:

174 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16