Kia is known for designing vehicles that are equal parts capable, fun, and stylish. One of the vehicle types they prioritize is the SUV. Their SUV lineup is expansive with an array of big and small SUV selections, including the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Kia Niro.
In this comparison, we at Feldman Kia will show you how two of the most popular Kia SUV models stack up. Shoppers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield should read ahead to see which model is the right choice for you!
It's important to note right off the bat that the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Kia Niro are quite different when it comes to design. The Kia Sportage classifies as a small SUV while the Kia Niro falls into the crossover class.
They offer similar interior dimensions with up to five spacious seats. Additionally, both models offer plenty of cargo space. The Kia Niro gives you up to 54.5 total cubic feet of cargo space while the Sportage, which is just a hair bigger, gives you around 60.1 total cubic feet of cargo space. With the Kia Sportage, you'll be an expert cargo packer thanks to its available Smart Power Liftgate®, which lifts automatically with just the swipe of your foot under the rear bumper.
While the two have similar dimensions inside the cabin, you'll find that the two couldn't be more different when you consider the platforms that these cabins are built on. As a crossover, the Niro is built on a unibody platform, which provides a smoother, car-like ride.
Another huge difference between the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Kia Niro is what powers them. The Kia Sportage puts capability at the forefront with two powerful engines, an available Drive Select Mode system, and a Dynamax ™ All-Wheel Drive System.
With the right equipment, you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds of trailer weight. Use this towing capacity and the optional off-road-ready equipment to get your pop-up camper to the lake for a weekend with the family.
The Kia Niro, on the other hand, prioritizes fuel economy. This model's available hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options make this model ideal for commuters. Plus, you'll get a little bit of pep in your step on your way to the office with the Niro EV's powertrain, which generates 139 combined horsepower.
As Kia vehicles, the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Kia Niro have quite a bit of overlap when it comes to technology and safety. Both models offer the full Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems which includes:
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC with S&G)
Additionally, both models offer ample device charging, including an available wireless device charging pad, and intuitive infotainment systems. With the Kia Niro, you'll get Kia's newest optional navigation system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen.
The 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Kia Niro are both solid choices for SUV shoppers in the areas of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield. Get a closer look and zero in on the right one for you with us at Feldman Kia. Stop by or call us to schedule a test drive in one or both today!