In comparing the Toyota RAV4's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Toyota RAV4's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 is a better car than the Kia Niro.
Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Niro Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota RAV4 ranges from $30,382 to $38,922 while a used 2024 Kia Niro is priced between $28,101 to $37,142. For a new model, the Toyota RAV4's price is between $31,030 and $41,639, with the Kia Niro priced between $28,581 and $37,443.
Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Niro Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota RAV4 loses 34.7 percent of its value and the Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 retains 14 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro.
Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Niro Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota RAV4 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Kia Niro's quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Toyota RAV4 being ranked 3 out of 19 Best Small SUVs and the Kia Niro being ranked 3 out of 4 Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs.
Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Niro Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota RAV4 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Kia Niro the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Toyota RAV4 an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota RAV4’s base engine makes 203 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota RAV4, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, 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 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.