Comparison - Kia Niro Touring Hybrid 2018 - vs - Lexus NX 200t F Sport 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
31,900
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-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
15.90gals
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: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#730527
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

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 Lexus NX ranked #11 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lengthy list of standard tech and safety features
Ample legroom in both rows of seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Small, restricted cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.

Pros
Comfy, spacious front seats
Hybrid fuel economy
Styling has grown on us
Mildly sporty turbo performance

Cons
Design clearly not for everyone
Gas mileage little better than larger SUVs
Road noise can intrude
Infotainment system fussy
No Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Lexus has renamed its NX 200t the NX 300 for 2018. Mechanically, nothing has changed. But Lexus has made the Safety System+ package, which includes front collision mitigation, lane departure alert, high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment this year.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Available power-folding rear seat
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
Limited rear cargo volume

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
46.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
235hp
at 4 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
39.80Feet
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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
182.30in
Width: 
71.10in
73.60in
Height: 
60.80in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
6.90in
Front Track: 
61.20in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
37.40
Front Hip Room: 
53.70in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
42.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.00
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
53.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
36.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
54.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
28.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
24.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3274.00lbs
4050.00lbs

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
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
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seat
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
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
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB with external media control
8 total speakers

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 wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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
solid rear 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
Blind Spot Monitor w/Auto Dimming, Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Intuitive Parking Assist
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Alert System w/Steering Assist
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Package
Navigation Package
Premium Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
LED Headlamps w/Auto High Beams
18" Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Rear Bumper Protector
Paint Protection Film
Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Body Side Moldings
LED Headlamps w/o Auto High Beams
Door Edge Guards
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
LED Headlamps W/O Auto High Beams
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter and Compass
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Qi-Compatible Wireless Charger
Smart Access Key Gloves
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F
Color: 
Black, leather
#444444
Black, leatherette
#3C3C3C
Creme, leatherette
#BFA685
Flaxen, leatherette
#8D6B51