2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Toyota Prius

An athletic performance and efficient fuel-economy ratings highlight hybrid models and the all-new 2017 Kia Niro is welcome addition to the segment. Armed with a versatile and attractive crossover platform that goes hand in hand with incredible fuel-economy numbers, the Kia Niro stands out from the crowd. Take a closer look at the Kia Niro and see how it compares to an iconic hybrid in this 2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Toyota Prius overview at Moritz Kia.

All-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossovers are available in five trim levels - FE, LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring. The Touring Launch Edition is an inaugural trim level available for the first year of production. Kia UVO eServices technology is a standard element of the Kia Niro design and implements a vivid seven-inch touchscreen, an integrated rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - a feature that Toyota models cannot match.

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2017 Kia Niro VS 2017 Toyota Prius
$22,890 Base MSRP $24,685
52 MPG City/49 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 54 MPG City/50 MPG Hwy
139 Horsepower/195 Pound-Feet Horsepower/Torque 121 Horsepower/120 Pound-Feet
19.4/54.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 24.6 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Kia Niro and Toyota Prius?

Efficient and affordable, the Kia Niro hybrid crossover is an automotive masterpiece. Price and affordability promise to be key elements in this 2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Toyota Prius comparison that make the Kia hybrid stand out. Base Kia Niro FE models start at just $22,890 and will provide an incredible design, a wealth of innovative features, an athletic performance and efficient fuel-economy ratings for a more affordable price than the Toyota Prius. Toyota Prius models start at $24,685 for the stock Toyota Prius Two trim level.

At the heart of the Kia Niro design, you will discover a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine as the focus of a Parallel Hybrid System that implements a high-torque electric motor. Married to a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission, the Kia Niro powertrain will manufacture an impressive 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Fuel-economy ratings for the standard Kia Niro stand at 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. A perfect combination of power and efficiency, the Kia Niro will outperform the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius models are built around a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine that is paired with dual electric motors and will distribute a humdrum 121 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a continuously variable transmission, the Toyota Prius will achieve similar fuel economy that stand at 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway for standard configurations.

Versatility is a key element of the Kia Niro design that will cater to families on the go. Toyota Prius hatchback designs provide families with an impressive 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space that pairs with 93.1 cubic feet of passenger space. Families who opt for the Kia Niro will benefit from a spacious 97.1 cubic foot cabin and 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. Utility is a characteristic of the Kia Niro that sets it apart with an available 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats laid flat.

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2017 Kia Niro Interior Dashboard with Kia UVO Touchscreen
Cutaway View of 2017 Kia Niro Seating
2017 Kia Niro Cargo Space
2017 Kia Niro Color Multi-Information Display with Navigation

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