In comparing the Kia Niro's and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's specifications and ratings, 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, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro's and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a better car than the Kia Niro.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Niro ranges from $28,744 to $35,997 while a used 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is priced between $35,993 to $49,876. For a new model, the Kia Niro's price is between $28,299 and $36,994, with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid priced between $34,458 and $45,357.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota RAV4 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 RAV4 Hybrid loses 36.1 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid retains 12.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Niro is 7.1 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Kia Niro being ranked 9 out of 27 Best Hybrid Crossover SUVs and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid being ranked 2 out of 27. Out of 30 Best Hybrid SUVs, the Kia Niro is ranked 10 and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is ranked 3.
Kia Niro vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Niro is 5.6 out of 10. For the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid the reliability rating is 7.5 out of 10. This gives the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Niro’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid base engine makes 219 horsepower. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 40 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 551 miles.This gives the Kia Niro the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota RAV4 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.