Comparison - Kia Niro Hybrid 2017 - vs - Volkswagen T-Cross SEL 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
25,000
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.88gals
10.50gals
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: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9

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

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
51.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
49.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
113hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.70Feet

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: 
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
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
161.70in
Width: 
70.90in
69.20in
Height: 
60.40in
62.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
Front Track: 
61.20in
60.30in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
59.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
100.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.50cu.ft
45.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1388lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3498.00lbs
2799.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Centre Console Storage Box
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

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
Electric windows, front and rear

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
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
leather seat trim
Folding center armrest
Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Ventilation Duct
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
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
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
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
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
7.0 x 18
17"
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
4-wheel disc
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel disc
rear drum 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
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking

Options

Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F