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Hyundai Kona Electric vs. Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

When we compare the Hyundai Kona Electric to the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, the Hyundai Kona Electric has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Kia Niro Plug-In 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. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Kona Electric versus the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is a better car than the Hyundai Kona Electric.

Hyundai Kona Electric versus Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Kona Electric ranges from $28,590 to $40,040 while a used Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid from the same model year range is priced between $26,081 to $37,000. For a new model, the Hyundai Kona Electric's price is between $35,410 and $47,175, with the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid priced between $30,762 and $38,426.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Kona Electric’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid base engine makes 139 horsepower. The Kona Electric is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 258 miles. The Niro Plug-In Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 46 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. The Kona Electric uses electricity, and the Niro Plug-In Hybrid uses electricity, regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Hyundai Kona Electric has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,410 - $47,175

Used Asking Price:

$28,590 - $40,040

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

57.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,762 - $38,426

Used Asking Price:

$26,081 - $37,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.3 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 21
3 / 10
4 / 21
4 / 10
6 / 21

Summary Review

Not yet available

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

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

Limited, SEL

Trim Levels

EX, 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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

291 foot-lbs

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

0.054 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):

0.041 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 / 108 / 120

Range (city/hwy):

258 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

64 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

9.5 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):

48 / 44 / 46

MPGe:

110 / 99 / 105

Range (city/hwy):

573 / 528 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, 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:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

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:

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

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:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

19.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

45.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.6 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:

3715 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

61.2 inches

Length:

165.6 inches

Wheelbase:

102.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3391 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:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16