Comparison - Kia Niro Touring Hybrid 2018 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive40e iperformance Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
31,900
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
63,750
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
21.90gals
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
#FFFFFF
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887E
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1B2F50
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Pearl Silver Metallic
#EAEBEF
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Space Gray Metallic
#6D7577
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#41372E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid breathe new life into the hybrid segment, with a practical wagon shape and excellent interior you’d never know was a hybrid.

Pros
Utility vehicle styling
Good noise suppression
Handsome, intuitive interior
40-mpg-plus fuel economy
Plug-in version priced well

Cons
AWD unavailable
Sluggish acceleration at speed
No crash-test data yet
Plug-in range now only average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Niro ranked #5 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Kia Niro has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Magnificent fuel economy
Spacious, comfortable seats
Generous cargo capacity
Upscale cabin

Cons
Less athletic than rivals
Not available with AWD
High base price

By: 
usnews.com

The most significant change for the 2018 Niro is the addition of lane keeping assist, replacing the previous lane departure warning system. It's included in the Advanced Technology package available on LX and EX trims, and it's standard on the top Touring trim.

PROS
Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space

CONS
Feature-laden Touring trim sacrifices fuel efficiency
Less cargo space than most rivals
Feels lazy when driving in the default Eco mode
All-wheel drive isn't offered despite crossover styling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW X5 ranked #2 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the BMW X5 has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lineup of hearty engines
Sleek, user-friendly infotainment system
Supremely comfortable front seats
Nimble, stable handling

Cons
Cramped optional third-row seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.

Pros
Wide array of engines available
Roomy, refined interior
Upscale demeanor
Diesel engine reasonably efficient
X5 M is a blast

Cons
Bland style
Light on personality
Optional third row’s a joke
Be prepared to spend big bucks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Is it possible that the BMW X5 has a better reputation than it deserves? While the first-generation model earned kudos for its lithe dynamics and athletic looks upon its debut as a 2001 model, the subsequent two generations grew larger, more unwieldy, and less BMW-like in their quest to capitalize on the luxury-SUV mania.

Pros
Unimpeachable inline-six,
pleasant interior environment,
intuitive infotainment.

Cons
Ponderous handling,
clunky ride,
pinched third row.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
46.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
240hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
41.70Feet
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Mobile Internet (Browser)*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
193.20in
Width: 
71.10in
76.30in
Height: 
60.80in
69.40in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
8.20in
Front Track: 
61.20in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
115.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
53.70in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
40.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
60.50in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.30
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
36.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
72.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
34.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3274.00lbs
5220.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Centre Console Storage Box
USB With External Media Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
8 Total Speakers

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
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver’s Seat Power Lumbar Support
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seat
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Ventilation Duct
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel

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
Android Auto Connectivity
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
4.2” Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
2 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection

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
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Power glass sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Extended sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
19 x 9.0 in
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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
Front ventilated 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
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Emergency braking preparation
Brake drying
Cornering lights
Post-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Parking Assistant
Emergency Service*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Adaptive Headlights
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
M Sport Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Package
Lighting Package
Luxury Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
19" V-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels W/All-Season Tires
Roof Rails in Satin Aluminum
BMW IPerformance Design Elements Deletion
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat
Merino Leather Package
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Ceramic Controls
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Leather Dashboard
Heated Steering Wheel
Multi-Contour Seats
Head-Up Display
Wireless Charging
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#806047
Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Black, leatherette
#191919
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#715754
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#B1B0AD
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#1E1E1E
Mocha Dakota, leather
#575451
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#6A6764
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#807970
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#E0DBD1
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leathe
#988F88
Terra Dakota, leather
#796862