2019 Kia Niro Hybrid vs Toyota Prius Hybrid

2019 Kia Niro Hybrid Gateway Quakertown PA

Continuing to redefine the hybrid automotive market segment, the 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid is a new authority impressing the world this year. Known for its engaging design, functional utility, and efficient powertrain, the Kia Niro Hybrid is outshining any previous attention given to its competitor the Toyota Prius.

With a 1.6-liter inline-4 teamed with an electric motor and hybrid batteries for propulsion, the 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid packs in 139 horsepower. Thanks to its 1.56-kWh hybrid battery, it returns fuel economy that exceeds 40 mph. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota Prius still offers 121 horsepower, which is evident in all previous models. What’s interesting is the Prius leverages less horsepower with a 1.8-liter inline-4 and an electric motor.

Aesthetically, the Prius sports an unusual overly angular shape that houses a mediocre, some would even say “cartoon-like interior,” and an eco-friendly power terrain, all of which Prius is notorious for. Contrariwise, the larger, more prominent body of the 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid provides extra space, versatility, and a cozy, high-quality interior that gives an appearance of comfort-meets-sophistication.

2019 Kia Niro Hybrid


2018 Toyota Prius


Fuel Economy (combined) 55

1.6 Liter Inline 4

Engine 1.8 Liter Inline 4

139 hp @ 5200 rpm


121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Front wheel drive

Drive-type Front wheel drive




41.7 / 37.4

Leg Room: Front/Rear (in.)

42.3 / 33.4

Kia Niro Hybrid: Leading Subcompact Hybrid.

Also, although the 2018 Toyota Prius may include an 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the model remains largely unchanged from previous 2016 and 2017 releases. The Kia Niro’s display rivals any competitors with its UVO eco 7-inch touch-screen, voice command navigation system, Apple CarPay, and even a built-in wireless phone charger.

In total, with Kia undoubtedly drawing on the strengths of previous Prius models in the construction of the Niro Hybrid, the model goes above and beyond all predecessors with an engine, stability, and design that is simply superior for 2019.

If an environmentally conscience vehicle and comfort is what you're looking for, then the 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid is your choice. Schedule a test drive today.


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