Comparison - Kia Niro Touring Hybrid 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Taigo 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
28,290
Updated: 
22 Nov 2019
£
25,860
Updated: 
31 Dec 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silky silver
#D7D7D7
Deep Cerulean
#0C4156
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Runway red
#F21A27
Aurora black pearl
#141414
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#1F2125
Kings Red Metallic
#BC0A2F
Reef Blue Metallic
#2A4280
Reflex Silver Metallic
#EAEEEF
Visual Green Metallic
#A0A23F
Smokey Grey Metallic
#53545C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Niro isn't our favorite car to drive, but it's perfect for drivers who care as much about fuel efficiency as they do about their budget.

Pros
Efficiently rated up to 52 mpg,
affordable,
practicality of a crossover.

Cons
Some trims lack basic amenities,
uninspiring performance,
plug-in hybrid has limited EV range.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Niro's #5 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 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 16 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

The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.

Pros
Oh so frugal
Comfortable, roomy interior
Excellent value
SUV-ish looks

Cons
No AWD option
Light on thrills
High-trim version uses more fuel
Automatic emergency braking should be standard

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Surprisingly spacious.
Decent enough to drive

Cons
Some cheap interior plastics.
Sluggish and noisy three-cylinder

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Well-equipped
Reasonable boot
Quite economical

Cons
Feels derivative
Petrol only
Auto gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Pros
Excellent engines shared with T-Cross
Comfortable ride
Spacious rear seats

Cons
Slightly smaller boot than T-Cross
Frustrating touch-sensitive controls
No more exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
46.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
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 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
110hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.00Feet
34.78Feet

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: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Edging of the instrument cluster, the outflow, door opener and the gear lever backdrop in chrome

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
168.15in
Width: 
71.10in
69.17in
Height: 
60.80in
59.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
Front Track: 
60.28in
Rear Track: 
59.69in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
101.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.90degrees
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
16.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
2612.40lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather/Cloth
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Lumbar support in front seats
Driver's and front passenger's seat height adjustment
Sports comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Torsion beam
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air Care Climatronic
air conditioning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature control
Luggage compartment light
Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
6 speakers
Discover Media" Navigation including Streaming and Internet
Digital Cockpit Pro - Multi-coloured digital cockpit with various selectable information profiles
External, USB type C data socket(s) and charging socket(s)
Wireless App-Connect
Wireless Charging incl. Bluetooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Ambient lighting with logo projection
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17 in
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear disc 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
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Anti-theft alarm system
e-call' Emergency call service
Central locking system with SAFELOCK
front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre mobility kit including compressor and sealing foam
Hill start assist
Lane keeping system and traffic jam assist

Options

Packages: 
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Puddle Light Kit
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Carpeted Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Carpet Floor Mats
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Cover
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, leather/cloth
#1F1F20
Light gray w/Electric blue, leather/cloth
#7E7E80