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Kia Niro vs. Toyota Prius Prime

When comparing the Kia Niro to the Toyota Prius Prime, 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. The Toyota Prius Prime has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro versus the Toyota Prius Prime, the Kia Niro is a better car than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Kia Niro versus Toyota Prius Prime Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Niro ranges from $18,147 to $30,000 while a used Toyota Prius Prime from the same model year range is priced between $24,852 to $34,479. For a new model, the Kia Niro's price is between $24,935 and $33,807, with the Toyota Prius Prime priced between $28,106 and $35,997.

Kia Niro versus Toyota Prius Prime Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Niro is 7.1 out of 10 while the Toyota Prius Prime's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Kia Niro being ranked 7 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs and the Toyota Prius Prime being ranked 1 out of 8 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Niro’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius Prime base engine makes 121 horsepower. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 547 miles. The Prius Prime is rated to deliver an average of 54 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 629 miles. The Niro uses regular unleaded, and the Prius Prime uses electricity, 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 and rear leg room. The Toyota Prius Prime, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room trunk space.

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2022 Toyota Prius Prime

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,935 - $33,807

Used Asking Price:

$18,147 - $30,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,106 - $35,997

Used Asking Price:

$24,852 - $34,479

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 23
1 / 8
4 / 8
7 / 23
7 / 23
13 / 23

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

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

LE, Limited, XLE

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

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):

5 out of 5 Stars

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):

0.045 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.036 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

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

Range (city/hwy):

607 / 547 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

55 / 53 / 54

Range (city/hwy):

652 / 629 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular Unleaded

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

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:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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

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:

N/A

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

19.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

111.3 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3365 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

182.9 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15