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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. Kia Niro EV

In comparing the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid to the Kia Niro EV, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 interior volume. The Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid versus the Kia Niro EV, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a better car than the Kia Niro EV.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid versus Kia Niro EV Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid ranges from $20,859 to $29,870 while a used Kia Niro EV from the same model year range is priced between $32,512 to $45,948. For a new model, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid's price is between $24,667 and $33,099, with the Kia Niro EV priced between $39,766 and $47,344.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Kia Niro EV base engine makes 201 horsepower. The Ioniq Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 59 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 714 miles. The Niro EV is rated to deliver an average of 123 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 239 miles. The Ioniq Hybrid uses regular unleaded, and the Niro EV uses electricity.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, and trunk space. The Kia Niro EV, a electric SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro EV

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,667 - $33,099

Used Asking Price:

$20,859 - $29,870

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,766 - $47,344

Used Asking Price:

$32,512 - $45,948

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.5 / 10

Reliability:

5.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 23
12 / 23
13 / 23

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

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

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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

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

SEL, Blue, Limited, SE

Trim Levels

EX, EX Premium, S

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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

195 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

291 foot-lbs

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

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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):

58 / 60 / 59

MPGe:

Range (city/hwy):

690 / 714 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

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:

123 / 102 / 112

Range (city/hwy):

239 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

64 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:

Available

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:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

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:

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:

39.1 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:

26.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

122.7 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

18.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2996 lbs

Width:

71.7 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

176 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3854 lbs

Width:

71.1 inches

Height:

61.8 inches

Length:

172.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17