2019 Kia Niro vs Toyota Prius

2019 Kia Niro in Quakertown PA

It’s time to change your daily routine of driving the usual car and drive the 2019 Kia Niro. The Niro is a crossover SUV that offers personality and spirit to satisfy your daily driving experience. With the influx of gas prices, you may want to consider its combined 50 mpg EPA fuel economy rating, tech features, and roomy cabin. This 2019 Kia Niro is worth a closer look.

You may have guessed that with a 50 mpg, the 2019 Niro uses hybrid technology to optimize fuel economy. And best of all, it comes equipped with some of the most sought-after safety features. Using those few points, let’s compare the 2019 Kia Niro to another hybrid vehicle on the market, the 2018 Toyota Prius.

Side-by-side, not considering the traditional aerodynamic styling of Kia models, the Niro has a variety of differences compared to the Toyota Prius. First, the Niro has an amazingly comfortable cabin with tech-features like heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. But don't be fooled, this crossover out-performs on the road as much as it does inside.

2019 Kia Niro


2018 Toyota Prius


MPG (city/highway/combined) 54/50/52


Regenerative Braking Yes


Ventilated & Heated Front Seats, and Heated Steering Wheel



Trim Options 4

139 hp @ 5,700 rpm

Maximum Horsepower

95 hp @ 5200 rpm

106.3 inches


106.3 inches

2019 Niro advantages over the Toyota Prius

What we find to be above average in the 2019 Kia Niro is its stylish exterior, great fuel economy, super comfortable seating, and an interior design that accommodates 5 people. The points we feel Kia can improve on are some eco-friendly vehicles get better range than the Niro. All-around thoughts, the 2019 Kia Niro offers a variety of trims in stylish, 4-door hatchback, and impressive fuel economy.

What we find to be above average in the Toyota Prius is its affordability, great fuel economy, and it has the highest safety ratings. Now, below average you’ll see this throughout the vehicle, the design and styling are not pleasing to the majority. The power is somewhat sluggish and has less backseat room compared to the 2019 Kia Niro. Consensus: All-around thoughts, the Toyota Prius is still America’s top-selling hybrid because of its industry-leading fuel economy.

The 2018 Kia Niro offers styling, plentiful space for rear passengers and a solid fuel economy in its class. It also offers a choice of engines including hybrid and plug-in hybrid. The combined city/highway fuel-economy rating is 50 mpg. There are several trim levels, and they all include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera, and the 7-inch touchscreen is standard. The high-end trim levels offer an electronic review mirror that reduces glare at night. The 2018 Kia Niro is very responsive under acceleration, especially in the “Sport Mode” where the gear ratios change and pep-up the 6-speed transmission. As other hybrids go, the Kia gives you individual styling so you stand out in a crowd.

Of course, we have great things to say about the 2019 Kia Niro and all our Kia inventory. But, don’t just take our word for it, come to Gateway Kia in Quakertown PA and compare for yourself. Stop in or schedule a test drive today.


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