Comparison - Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road 2021 - vs - Kia Niro 4 HEV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
35,780
Updated: 
27 Oct 2019
£
29,270
Updated: 
04 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
#7D8C83
Midnight Black Metallic
#2D2D2D
Super White
#F7F7F7
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Midnight Black Metallic/Ice Edge Roof
#2D2D2D
Ruby Flare Pearl
#81061B
Magnetic Gray Metallic/Ice Edge Roof
#38393B
Lunar Rock
#7D8C83
Color: 
Silky Silver
#BBBDC0
Graphite
#656468
Midnight Black
#1A1A1B
White Pearl
#E7EAEF
Ocean Blue
#176B7F
Runway Red
#A51919

Electric

Battery: 
1.56kWh Li-ion polymer battery

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.

Pros
Performance plug-in hybrid
Great exterior looks
Wide customization possibilities
Standard active safety features
Good all-wheel-drive systems

Cons
Interior is compromised
Prime priced prime near $40,000
Buzzy base inline-4
Small-ish rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Toyota has made only one change to the RAV4 for the 2021 model year: Blizzard Pearl replaces Super White on the color palette. A plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime joins the lineup, and the hybrid model gets a new XLE Premium trim; we review the two hybrid models separately.

Pros
Truckish good looks,
car-like road manners,
driver-assistance features are standard.

Cons
Spartan entry-level model,
engine moans and groans,
top trims can be pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Quiet interior and comfortable ride quality
Abundant cargo and passenger space
Easy-to-use controls

Cons
Lackluster power from powertrain
Uncomfortable front passenger seat
Vague steering

By: 
edmunds.com

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 #7 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 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 17 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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Hybrid
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.60L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
203hp
at 6 600rpm
140hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

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
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Heated Steering Whee
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.50in
171.40in
Width: 
73.40in
71.00in
Height: 
68.60in
60.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
62.10in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
69.80cu.ft
48.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3655.00lbs
3284.00lbs

Instruments

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Black Leather Upholstery
Passenger's Seat Manual Height Adjuster
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Heated Outer Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi link
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
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

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
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
8-speaker
JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
Front USB Port
USB Port in Centre Console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Music Streaming
Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
7" Full TFT Colour Display Cluster

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Centre Room Lamp
Luggage Area Load Cover
LED Overhead Console Lamp with Sunglasses Case
Ignition Keyhole Illumination
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
18 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW)
Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Heat Pump
Front Seatbelts Height Adjusters
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-Activated Feature)

Options

Packages: 
TRD Off-Road Grade Technology Package
Protection Package
Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Blackout Emblem Overlay
Two-Tone
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Exhaust Tip - Black Chrome
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Towing Wire Harness
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Trailer Ball
Tow Hitch Receiver
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Premium Audio W/Dynamic Navigation And JBL W/Clari-Fi
Spider Cargo Net
Frameless Homelink Mirror
Door Sill Protectors
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Liner
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
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