Comparison - Kia Niro Hybrid 2017 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive 35i 2015

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
25,000
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
41,380
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.88gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Clear White
#F8F8F8
Temptation Red
#6E1420
Graphite dark grey
#686870
Midnight Black
#060608
White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Ocean Blue
#007C8F
Platinum
#585856
blue
#13387F
Color: 
Alpine White
#F4F4F7
Black Sapphire Metallic
#454344
Carbon Black Metallic
#3B4255
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#44527F
Glacier Silver Metallic
#DDE0E5
Jet Black
#000000
Melbourne Red Metallic
#8E3031
Mineral Silver Metallic
#C6C2C1
Mineral White Metallic
#E4E4E4
Space Gray Metallic
#9898A0
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#453C37

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is classified as a compact hybrid crossover SUV, though it really functions more like a hatchback. Your view of the road is marginally higher because of the Niro's elevated stance, but Kia doesn't offer the Niro with all-wheel drive, so don't expect to be a snow-busting trailblazer in bad weather. The Niro's core appeal comes from its traditional exterior design (no "hybrid!" shouting here) as well as a new powertrain that is capable of returning up to an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Pros:
Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
Six-speed transmission shifts like a conventional car's
One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space

Cons:
All-wheel drive isn't offered despite the crossover styling
Smaller cargo space compared to some rival models
The Niro's Touring trim sacrifices some fuel efficiency

By: 
edmunds.com

By calling it a crossover, the Korean brand also wants to get in the minds of the consumer wanting more utility. We all know crossover sales are booming, and part of their likeability is their higher ride height and boxy, useable interior space. But after spending a full day driving the Niro in Texas Hill Country, the question stuck in my head was whether it is really a crossover. The Niro is just 3.3 inches taller and has the same ground clearance as the Hyundai Ioniq, which it shares its platform with. And in terms of passenger volume, the Niro has only a small advantage, encasing 97.1 cubic feet versus the Ioniq’s 96.2 cubic feet. Although its two-box design might help its case for being a crossover, I suspect most will just see it as a lifted hatchback.

By: 
motortrend.com

You shouldn’t have any nasty surprises, either. Kia was rated as above average in our most recent reliability survey and the Niro also gets a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – a class-leading feature.

Pros:
Low CO2 emissions
Spacious interior
Long warranty

Cons:
More conventional rivals are cheaper
Not much fun to drive
Firm low speed ride

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
51.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
49.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
300ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
300hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
39.00Feet
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
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
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Rack and pinion, electric motor assist
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Leather Trimmed Gearshift
High Gloss White Lower Console Trim
High Gloss White Door Insert Trim
Metallic Finish Centre Fascia Trim
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Front & Rear Centre Armrests
Stainless Steel Door Scuff Plates
Chrome Coated Interior Door Handles
Light Grey Headlining
Heated Steering Wheel
Satin Chrome Inside Door Handles
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
183.40in
Width: 
70.90in
74.10in
Height: 
60.40in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
61.20in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
40.70
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
56.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
39.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
58.40in
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
54.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
36.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.50cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
27.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3498.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Centre Console Storage Box
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Driver’s Wide View Door Mirror
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
LED Rear Tail Lights
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
Power mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
leather seat trim
Remote keyless power door locks
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Ventilation Duct
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Front and rear reading lights
Rear and cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Cargo area light
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
USB port in centre console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Android Auto Connectivity
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
4.2” Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Radio data system
12 total speakers
Diversity antenna
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matt Black Colour Radiator Grille
Body Coloured / High Gloss door mirror
Chrome Coated Exterior Door Handles
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler
Solar Glass
Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
Metallic Paint
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
7.0 x 18
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel disc
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Regenerative braking
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC
Bi-Xenon Headlights
Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality
Automatic Headlight Control
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
Locking Wheel Nuts
Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Advanced Anti-Theft System including Immobiliser & Alarm
Grab-type Exterior Door Handles
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings
Knee Airbag (Driver)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Twin Front Airbags
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Plus
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Premium Package
XLine
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
M Sport
Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Navigation System
Concierge Services
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F
Color: 
Beige, leatherette
#AEA18E
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#131313
Black Nevada, premium leather
#010101
Black, leatherette
#131313
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#D1D0CE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#57524F
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#B9B6AD
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#664F3F
Sand Beige Nevada, premium leather
#B9AC99