2021 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Hyundai IONIQ Naples, FL

“A Helpful Hybrid.” That’s the tagline of the new 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid, and that’s exactly what it is. The updated 2021 Kia Niro adds several essential driver-assist technologies, safety features, and premium comfort and convenience features to an already exceptional hybrid crossover SUV that’s seriously fun-to-drive and with plenty of interior space. But the Niro has a capable competitor in the form of the 2021 Hyundai IONIQ. The Hyundai isn’t necessarily a crossover SUV like the Niro, but more of a hatchback. However, it has a similar price tag and engine as the 2021 Kia Niro. If you are looking to buy a hybrid in the Naples, FL and Fort Myers, FL area continue reading to see how these two identical-yet-not-so-identical cars stack up against each other in this comparison brought to you by Airport Kia of Naples, FL.

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2021 Kia Niro LX VS 2021 Hyundai IONIQ SE
$24,690 Starting MSRP $25,350
1.6L 4-cylinder DOHC 16V Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine with Full Parallel Hybrid System Engine Type 1.6L 4-cylinder DOHC 16V Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine with Full Parallel Hybrid System
139 hp and 195 lb.-ft. Horsepower and Torque 139 hp and 195 lb.-ft.
53 MPG/48 MPG/50 MPG EPA-estimated Fuel Economy City/Highway/Combined 54 MPG/ 56 MPG/55 MPG
100.9 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 96.2 Cubic Feet
54.5 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 26.5 Cubic Feet

Battle of the Hybrids

As you can see from the comparison above there isn’t too much difference between the 2021 Kia Niro and the 2021 Hyundai IONIQ. Both the cars are powered by identical hybrid powertrains, producing the same amount of horsepower and torque. But where these two cars are completely different from each other is in terms of their design, fuel economy, and interior passenger space, and cargo volume. The Hyundai IONIQ is the most fuel-efficient car in the United States with an outstanding EPA-estimated MPG rating of up to 60MPH on the highway achievable in the base Blue trim level, but it’s a hatchback that lacks cargo space and utility. The 2021 Kia Niro, on the other hand, is an all-around package that offers equally good fuel economy combined with a generous interior room and cargo space that’s twice as much as that of the Hyundai IONIQ.

Drivers who prefer a fuel-efficient car will enjoy the slightly better highway fuel economy offered by the Hyundai IONIQ. But the Kia Niro outshines the Hyundai IONIQ when it comes to versatility, as the Hyundai falls well short in terms of cargo volume and passenger space. The Niro is an ideal blend of efficiency, utility, and value, and it comes with a host of standard Kia Drive-Assist safety features.

If you’re impressed by the versatility of the 2021 Kia Niro and are looking to drive home a compact crossover SUV that brings the efficiency of a hybrid to a spacious and comfortable, adventure-ready package in the Fort Myers area, then you should definitely consider having a look at it by visiting at Airport Kia in Naples, FL. Feel free to check out our online 2021 Kia Niro inventory, or contact us for more information, or to schedule a test drive.