Kia Niro vs. the Competition

2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Ford C-Max 
C-Max Trim Levels: SE, Titanium
 
Key Niro Wins
 
Performance:
  • The Niro comes standard with a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Shiftronic® shifting while the C-Max only offers a CVT transmission.
  • The Niro comes with a larger hybrid battery (1.56 kWh vs. 1.4 kWh)
 
Exterior Styling:
  • The Niro EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring come with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL); the C-Max offers DRLs, but they are not LEDs.
  • The Niro Touring is available with Bi-Xenon Headlights; Bi-Xenon headlights are not available on any C-Max.
 
Comfort and Convenience:
  • To help keep the interior cool, the Niro models have UV-reducing solar control glass; a similar feature is not available on the C-Max.
  • For added convenience, the Niro LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring come standard with Push Button Start and Smart Key; a similar feature is optional only on the top-of-the-line C-Max Titanium.
  • For exceptional driver and front passenger comfort on hot summer days, ventilated front seats are standard on the Niro Touring; C-Max owners won’t find such comfort on any trim level.
  • The Niro has a longer wheelbase for a smoother ride (106.3-in. vs. 104.3-in.)
 
Warranty*:
  • Kia backs Niro with one of the best warranty programs in the industry. Compared to Ford, Kia provides an additional 2 years* or 24,000 miles* on its New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty*, an additional 5 years* or 40,000 miles* on its Limited Powertrain Warranty*, and an additional 2 years* on the Hybrid System Warrenty*. That’s peace of mind for the long haul.
 
 

2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V Trim Levels: LX, EX, EX-L
 
Key Niro Wins
 
Performance:
  • Niro is a hybrid; the HR-V is not.
  • The Niro comes with a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Sportmatic® shifting; the HR-V comes with a CVT transmission with Sport Mode.
  • The Niro is projected to deliver superior fuel economy*.
 
Exterior Styling:
  • The Niro EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring come with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL); the HR-V offers DRLs, but they are not LEDs.
  • The Niro Touring is available with Bi-Xenon Headlights; Bi-Xenon headlights are not available on any HR-V.
 
Comfort  and Convenience:
  • The Niro comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control; the HR-V only offers one zone air conditioning so everyone rides at the same temperature.
  • Niro Touring owners can stay cool and comfortable in the warm summer months with ventilated seats for the driver and front passenger — ventilated seats are unavailable on the HR-V on any trim level.
  • To help keep the interior cool, the Niro models have UV-reducing solar control glass; a similar feature is not available on the HR-V.
  • The Niro has a longer wheelbase for a smoother ride (106.3-in. vs. 102.8-in.)
  • Advanced Technology:
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)* with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*, Front and Rear Park Assist System*, and Smart Cruise Control (SCC)* offer Niro owners added peace of mind on the road and in the parking lot; these advanced driver-assist features are unavailable on HR-V.
 
Warranty*:
  • When it comes to warranty, Kia trumps Honda by backing its vehicles for a longer term and more miles. Niro is backed for 5 years/60,000* miles with its New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty* and Roadside Assistance* coverage — 2 years and 24,000 miles more than Honda’s coverage of 3 years/36,000 miles* offered for both options. Niro also gets the better of Honda with its 10-year/100,000-mile* Limited Powertrain Warranty* and Hybrid System Warranty* versus Honda’s 5-year/60,000-mile coverage.
 
 

2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Trim Levels: Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four, Four Touring
 
Key Niro Wins
 
Performance:
  • Niro’s standard 1.6-liter engine delivers more horsepower and torque than the 1.8-liter Prius engine (104 hp vs. 95 hp; 109 lb.-ft. vs. 105 lb.-ft.).
  • For added performance to enhance the overall driving experience, the Niro hybrid system delivers more total hybrid system horsepower (139 hp vs. 121 hp)
  • The Niro comes standard with a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Shiftronic® shifting while the Prius offers a CVT transmission.
 
Exterior Styling:
  • The Niro Touring is available with Bi-Xenon Headlights; Bi-Xenon headlights are not available on any Prius.
  • Comfort  and Convenience:
  • The Niro comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control; the Prius only offers one zone air conditioning so everyone rides at the same temperature.
  • Niro Touring owners can stay cool and comfortable in the warm summer months with ventilated seats for the driver and front passenger — ventilated seats are unavailable on the Prius on any trim level.
  • To help keep the interior cool, the Niro models have UV-reducing solar control glass; a similar feature is not available on the Prius.
  • For an extra layer of personalized comfort, Niro offers an available 10- way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support; Prius is only available with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on the Niro EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring; the Prius does not offer a leather-wrapped steering wheel or shift knob.
  • The Niro is a more versatile design with more total cargo area than the Prius (54.5 cu. ft. vs. 27.4 cu. ft. or 24.6 cu. ft.)
 
Warranty*:
  • Kia backs Niro with one of the best warranty programs in the industry. Compared to Toyota, Kia provides an additional 2 years* or 24,000 miles* on its New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty*, an additional 5 years* or 40,000 miles* on its Limited Powertrain Warranty*, and an additional 3 years* or 35,000 miles* on its Roadside Assistance*. That’s peace of mind for the long haul.
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