When we compare the Toyota Prius's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. 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 interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Kia Niro.
Toyota Prius vs. Kia Niro Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota Prius ranges from $29,113 to $42,090 while a used 2024 Kia Niro is priced between $28,103 to $37,142. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $29,274 and $40,665, with the Kia Niro priced between $28,583 and $37,408.
Toyota Prius vs. Kia Niro Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Prius loses 41.8 percent of its value and the Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Prius retains 6.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro.
Toyota Prius vs. Kia Niro Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.2 out of 10 while the Kia Niro's quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 25 Best Hybrid Cars and the Kia Niro being ranked 3 out of 4 Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs.
Toyota Prius vs. Kia Niro Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10. For the Kia Niro the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Prius a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 194 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 front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Prius 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.