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Hyundai Ioniq Electric vs. Kia Niro

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

Hyundai Ioniq Electric versus Kia Niro Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Ioniq Electric ranges from $23,267 to $37,813 while a used Kia Niro from the same model year range is priced between $18,147 to $30,000. For a new model, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric's price is between $32,464 and $40,269, with the Kia Niro priced between $24,935 and $33,807.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric versus Kia Niro Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is 7.6 out of 10 while the Kia Niro's quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Ioniq Electric being ranked 4 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Kia Niro being ranked 7 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric’s base engine makes 134 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower. The Ioniq Electric is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 170 miles. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 547 miles. The Ioniq Electric uses electricity, and the Niro uses 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, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, a electric compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and trunk space.

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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$32,464 - $40,269

Used Asking Price:

$23,267 - $37,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,935 - $33,807

Used Asking Price:

$18,147 - $30,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 15
2 / 25
4 / 15
5 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

Not yet available

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Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

SE, Limited

Trim Levels

Touring Special Edition, LXS Special Edition, LX, LXS, EX Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 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):

Not yet available

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:

134 hp

Torque:

218 foot-lbs

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

0.040 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

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:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 121 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

170 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

38.3 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

6 hours (240V)

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):

51 / 46 / 49

MPGe:

Range (city/hwy):

607 / 547 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

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:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

119.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

19.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3371 lbs

Width:

71.7 inches

Height:

58.1 inches

Length:

176 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3117 lbs

Width:

71.1 inches

Height:

60.8 inches

Length:

171.5 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16