When we compare the Kia Niro EV's and the Nissan LEAF's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The Nissan LEAF has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro EV's and the Nissan LEAF's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro EV is a better car than the Nissan LEAF.
Kia Niro EV vs. Nissan LEAF Pricing
For a new model, the Kia Niro EV's price is between $38,506 and $48,124, with the Nissan LEAF priced between $29,428 and $38,900.
Kia Niro EV vs. Nissan LEAF 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 Nissan LEAF loses 65.1 percent of its value. This means the Kia Niro EV retains 8.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Nissan LEAF.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Niro EV’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Nissan LEAF base engine makes 147 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Niro EV, a electric SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Nissan LEAF, a electric compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia Niro EV and the Nissan LEAF have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.