Comparison - Ford Ecosport Titanium 2020 - vs - Kia Niro 4 HEV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
27,715
Updated: 
17 May 2019
£
29,270
Updated: 
04 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.80gals
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Diamond White
#e7e7e5
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#f7f6f2
Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#0f8299
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8e1c26
Moondust Silver Metallic
#c7c8cb
Lightning Blue Metallic
#193b82
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#7a3719
Race Red
#eb1f20
Shadow Black
#242424
Smoke Metallic
#72727b
Color: 
Silky Silver
#BBBDC0
Graphite
#656468
Midnight Black
#1A1A1B
White Pearl
#E7EAEF
Ocean Blue
#176B7F
Runway Red
#A51919

Electric

Battery: 
1.56kWh Li-ion polymer battery

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Ford EcoSport comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. LTE Wi-Fi hotspot now standard.8-inch touchscreen now standard on SE models.

Pros
Above-average cargo space for the class
All-wheel drive can be ordered at every trim level
Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use

Cons
Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety aids aren't available
Below-average fuel economy
Base engine might struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
Choppy, jittery ride on most road surfaces

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Ford EcoSport ranked #15 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Ford EcoSport has a score of 5.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Straightforward optional infotainment system
Good maneuverability in close quarters

Cons
Powertrains are sluggish and can be noisy
Ride is too firm for some
Limited visibility
Few advanced safety features

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.

Pros
City-friendly size
Spacious enough interior
Back seat head room
Upmarket stereo available

Cons
Sluggish acceleration
So-so fuel economy
Poor safety scores
Bargain-bin interior trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Niro isn't our favorite car to drive, but it's perfect for drivers who care as much about fuel efficiency as they do about their budget.

Pros
Efficiently rated up to 52 mpg,
affordable,
practicality of a crossover.

Cons
Some trims lack basic amenities,
uninspiring performance,
plug-in hybrid has limited EV range.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Niro's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It was a finalist for our 2020 Best Hybrid or Electric SUV for the Money award. Currently the Kia Niro has a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources..

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Spacious interior when compared with subcompact SUVs
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Not available with all-wheel drive
Interior not as upscale as rivals’
Unimpressive acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.

Pros
Oh so frugal
Comfortable, roomy interior
Excellent value
SUV-ish looks

Cons
No AWD option
Light on thrills
High-trim version uses more fuel
Automatic emergency braking should be standard

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Hybrid
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
149ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
166hp
at 6 500rpm
140hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
heated steering wheel
Heated Steering Whee
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
161.30in
171.40in
Width: 
69.50in
71.00in
Height: 
65.10in
60.40in
Front Track: 
59.80in
61.60in
Rear Track: 
59.70in
62.10in
Wheel Base: 
99.20in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
51.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.00cu.ft
48.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.90cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3300.00lbs
3284.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way power driver seat
Black Leather Upholstery
Passenger's Seat Manual Height Adjuster
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Heated Outer Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi link
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
675 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
mast antenna
1 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8-speaker
JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
Front USB Port
USB Port in Centre Console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Music Streaming
Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
7" Full TFT Colour Display Cluster

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Centre Room Lamp
Luggage Area Load Cover
LED Overhead Console Lamp with Sunglasses Case
Ignition Keyhole Illumination
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 in.
18 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW)
Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Heat Pump
Front Seatbelts Height Adjusters
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-Activated Feature)

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 400A
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Management Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front and Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Black, leather
#383838
Medium Light Stone, leather
#aba69c