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Kia Niro EV vs. Nissan LEAF


2022 Kia Niro EV

2023 Nissan LEAF

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,766 - $47,344

Used Asking Price:

$32,512 - $45,948

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,836 - $41,927

Used Asking Price:

$22,585 - $34,984

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

65.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 25
2 / 15
3 / 25
2 / 15
1 / 25

Summary Review

The Kia Niro EV is one of the most practical and engaging five-door electric vehicles sold in America. This is one to carefully consider if you don’t need the functionality of a larger AWD utility vehicle.

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Summary Review

Nissan’s four-door hatchback Leaf was the original battery-electric vehicle of the modern age. This ground-breaking EV has topped sales charts globally for affordable EVs for years. The Leaf offers many shoppers an attractive package that's hard to ignore.

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Pros and Cons

  • Satisfying driving experience
  • Kia’s simple and effective infotainment system
  • Ample cargo volume - competitive with larger crossovers despite its compact size

  • Not a true crossover
  • No AWD available
  • No spare tire
  • Low volume

Pros and Cons

  • Impressive interior space given its small size
  • Excellent availability nationwide
  • Strong EV commitment from Nissan means widespread service support

  • Limited range on older models
  • Lackluster performance on first-generation cars
  • Safety ratings from IIHS less than stellar

Available Body Styles

Wagon

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

EX, S, EX Premium

Trim Levels

S, SV PLUS

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 / 36000 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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

291 foot-lbs

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

0.052 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp

Torque:

236 foot-lbs

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

0.042 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

MPGe:

123 / 102 / 112

Range (city/hwy):

239 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

64 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

59 hours (120V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

MPGe:

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

150 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Battery Size/Capacity:

40 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

8 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

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:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

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:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

18.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.5 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

116.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3854 lbs

Width:

71.1 inches

Height:

61.8 inches

Length:

172.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3509 lbs

Width:

70.5 inches

Height:

61.5 inches

Length:

176.4 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/55R16