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2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Honda HR-V

The 2019 Kia Niro is one of the most spacious and fuel-efficient crossovers that are available today. The Niro has many advanced features that provide plenty of comfort and fuel-efficient features. This year, the Niro did a great job at proving that sometimes, big things can come in small packages.

Impressive Interior

The Niro's interior comes is both spacious and convenient. It features an available 8-inch touchscreen display that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In order to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is comfortable at all time, the Niro comes standard with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control. To keep the backseat passengers warm during the cold Canadian winters, the Niro also has an available heated back seat as well.

The Niro is also exceptionally roomy on the inside. The SUV is also exceptionally roomy. With enough headspace and legroom for all, the Niro is able to seat up to five people comfortably. The back cargo area is also quite spacious and if you are needing a little extra room to haul your cargo, the rear seats are able to be folded down in a 60/40 split. With both seats completely folded down, the rear cargo area offers 1,789-litres of extra storage space.

The 2019 Honda HR-V also offers heated front seats but does not have an available heated back seat option. Additionally, at only 7", the HR-V comes with a slightly smaller infotainment display.

First-Class Safety

The 2019 Kia Niro comes with an exceptional amount of safety features. Some of the safety features that come standard on the Niro include:

  • Impact-Sensing auto door lock
  • & Airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Stability Management System
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

Power and Fuel-Efficiency

With the Niro, you never have to worry about going to the pump every day. Thanks to the 1.6-litre gasoline-injected engine that is paired with a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery, the Niro is extremely fuel-efficient. The Niro also comes standard with regenerative braking, which uses its own braking system to help recharge your battery.

The new Niro gets an estimated 4.5 L/100km in the city and 4.8L/100km on the highway.

2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Kia Niro Comparison

 2019 Kia Niro  2019 Honda HR-V
 Motor  1.6-litre + 1.56 kWh battery  1.8-litre 4-cylinder
 Horsepower  139  141
 Torque  195 lb-ft  127 lb-ft
 Fuel Economy (cty/Hwy)  4.5/4.8 L/100km  8.8/7.5 L/100km

The 2019 Kia Niro is finally here in Calgary. If you would like to see for yourself just how impressive this hybrid-crossover truly is, then feel free to contact us today. Our team of knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and show you all of the wonderful features that Kia has to offer.