Comparison - Kia Niro 4 HEV 2020 - vs - Chevrolet Trax LT 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
29,270
Updated: 
04 Dec 2019
$
24,700
Updated: 
21 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.80gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silky Silver
#BBBDC0
Graphite
#656468
Midnight Black
#1A1A1B
White Pearl
#E7EAEF
Ocean Blue
#176B7F
Runway Red
#A51919
Color: 
Silver Ice Metallic
#D8DBDA
Nightfall Gray Metallic
#32373A
Dark Copper Metallic
#A6482E
Pacific Blue Metallic
#3E85A4
Satin Steel Metallic
#737D7B
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#711F1F
Summit White
#FFFFFF

Electric

Battery: 
1.56kWh Li-ion polymer battery

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax ranked #10 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Trax has a score of 6.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Easy maneuverability
User-friendly infotainment system is standard

Cons
Interior quality is a mixed bag
Lackluster engine
Stiff ride

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. Midnight Edition package no longer available.

Pros
Appealing passenger space for its size
Plenty of features for the price

Cons
Ride quality is choppy on the freeway
Slow acceleration from the underpowered engine
Less cargo space than some rivals
Fuel economy falls short for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

There's no shortage of small SUVs in the subcompact class and, among them, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is one of the least compelling. Yes, it's comfortable and spacious, especially in regard to headroom. It stops, goes, and turns. And it comes standard with a healthy load of features, including touchscreen navigation and a Wi-Fi hotspot. But its weak turbocharged engine delivers painfully slow acceleration and its chintzy cabin materials and uninspired design, both inside and out, make for rental-car ambience.

Pros
Excellent outward visibility, plentiful standard infotainment features, capable enough handling.

Cons
Anemic engine, rental-car interior trappings, minimal active-safety tech.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Hybrid
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.40L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
140hp
at 5 700rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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: 
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
Air Conditioning

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.40in
167.60in
Width: 
71.00in
69.90in
Height: 
60.40in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
61.60in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
62.10in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.70cu.ft
48.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.20cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3284.00lbs
3292.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Cloth
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Heated Outer Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
front independent suspension

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Centre Room Lamp
Luggage Area Load Cover
LED Overhead Console Lamp with Sunglasses Case
Ignition Keyhole Illumination
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
16 X 6.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
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: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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: 
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)
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Airbag Deployment Notification

Options

Packages: 
Redline Edition
LT Convenience Package
Protection Package
Sun And Sound Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Accessory Carrier Mount
Wheel Locks
18" Midnight Silver Aluminum Wheels
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
Cargo Area Organizer
Cargo Tray
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Jet Black/Brandy, cloth
#66554D
Jet Black, cloth
#000000
Jet Black/Light Ash Gray, cloth
#AEADA9
Jet Black/Light Ash Gray, leatherette/cloth
#AEADA9
Jet Black/Brandy, leatherette/cloth
#66554D