Comparison - Kia Niro EX Premium 2020 - vs - Tesla Model 3 Performance 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
44,590
Updated: 
17 Apr 2019
$
62,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Aurora Black Pearl
#141414
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Runway red
#F21A27
Platinum Gray
#61656A
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Color: 
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0

Electric

Motors: 
permanent-magnet synchronous AC
Battery: 
liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 64.0 kWh
Full Charge Range: 
239mi
Top Speed: 
108mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Kia Niro EV comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.Redesigned headlights.EX trim level gets standard 8-inch touchscreen.EX Premium trim now includes 10.25-inch touchscreen.

Pros
Lots of standard safety features
Plenty of driving range for an affordable EV
Fun to drive with zippy acceleration and surprisingly decent handling
Clever interior storage options

Cons
All-wheel drive isn't available despite crossover styling
Leather upholstery is a little stiff

By: 
edmunds.com

The Kia Niro EV gets more screen space for 2020, and it remains one of the roomiest of the affordable long-range electric vehicles.

Pros
Roomy interior
Simple, intuitive interface
Great infotainment systems
Packed with features

Cons
Not a $45,000 car in the up-close details
Busy ride motions
Benchlike front seats
Odd center console layout

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Niro's #6 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 7.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 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

Tesla has made the Model 3 a better value for 2019 by dropping the price on all three of the variants listed below by $2000. The Model 3 Performance also now comes standard with the the previously optional Performance Upgrade package, which includes 20-inch wheels with summer tires, upgraded brakes, a carbon-fiber spoiler, aluminum pedal trim, a lowered suspension, and a 10-mph increase in top speed (to 155 mph).

Pros
Quick acceleration and nimble handling,
real-world-usable driving range,
lots of future-is-now technology.

Cons
More affordable variant may never arrive,
driving range doesn't hold up on the highway,
stark interior layout.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Explosive acceleration at any speed
Class leading in-car technology and driver assistance systems
Easy to drive with established charging infrastructure availability

Cons
Charging infrastructure in Australia lags behind the USA
Some build quality issues
Handling not quite as sharp as we expected

By: 
caradvice.com.au

A less expensive battery pack is expected to debut later in the year. Aside from a few ergonomic issues, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 is one of the best electric vehicles on sale today.

Pros
Tesla prestige at a lower price
Class-leading performance and handling
More technologically advanced than rivals
Supercharger network access for long-distance driving

Cons
Touchscreen interface design can lead to driver distraction
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay support
Limited cargo capacity and interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
291ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
201hp
at 3 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.20in
184.80in
Width: 
71.10in
72.80in
Height: 
61.80in
56.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
113.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
42.70in
Rear leg room: 
36.00in
35.20in
Front Hip Room: 
53.70in
53.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
56.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.30in
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
53.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.50cu.ft
15.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3854.00lbs
4072.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
8 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
20 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Performance Tires
Alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R20

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
no
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
LED headlamp
pre-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal,w/Blue Accents, leatherette
#2A2829
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7