When we compare the Kia Niro EV's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro EV's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro is a better car than the Kia Niro EV.
Kia Niro EV vs. Kia Niro Pricing
For a new model, the Kia Niro EV's price is between $38,506 and $48,124, with the Kia Niro priced between $28,583 and $37,408.
Kia Niro EV vs. Kia Niro Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Niro EV loses 56.8 percent of its value and the Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value. This means the Kia Niro retains 8.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro EV.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Niro EV’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and rear leg room. The Kia Niro EV and Kia Niro are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia Niro EV 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.