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Kia Niro
2020 Kia Niro
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$24,590
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2020 Toyota Prius
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$24,325
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7.8
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2020 Volkswagen Golf
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9.0
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Overview

Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 51 MPG
Hwy: 46 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 58 MPG
Hwy: 53 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
139 hp @ 5700 rpm
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
105 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35 ft
33.5 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P195/65SR15
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P195/65SR15
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
49 MPG
56 MPG
32 MPG
City
51 MPG
58 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
46 MPG
53 MPG
37 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 Tons/yr
3.1 Tons/yr
5.5 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
11.3 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
606.9 miles
655.4 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
547.4 miles
598.9 miles
488.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.5 in
180 in
167.6 in
Height
60.4 in
57.9 in
58.2 in
Max Width
71.1 in
69.3 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.6 in
60.2 in
61 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
60.6 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
6.3 in
N/A
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.1 in
39.4 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.7 in
53.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.4 in
33.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
37.4 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.2 in
53 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.3 in
51.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,010 lbs
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
27.4 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
N/A
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
54.5 ft³
N/A
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
19.4 ft³
N/A
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
19.4 ft³
N/A
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Runway Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Electric Storm Blue
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Sea Glass Pearl
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic, Build Out: 03/09/20

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth-Trimmed Seats
  • Gray, Cloth-Trimmed Seats
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Moonstone, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
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