In comparing the Kia Niro's and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Corolla 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 fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro's and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a better car than the Kia Niro.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota Corolla Hybrid Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Niro ranges from $28,743 to $36,533 while a used 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is priced between $25,891 to $33,545. For a new model, the Kia Niro's price is between $28,299 and $36,970, with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid priced between $24,184 and $30,475.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota Corolla Hybrid Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid loses 42.1 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Corolla Hybrid retains 6.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Niro’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid base engine makes 134 horsepower. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. The Corolla Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 50 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 520 miles. This gives the Toyota Corolla Hybrid the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Niro. 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 cargo space. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid has higher safety ratings than the Kia Niro, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.