2019 Kia Niro vs. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
If you are shopping for a versatile, spacious crossover, you have a lot of great options to choose from. One of the newest additions to the market is the 2019 Kia Niro. It is a hybrid model with plenty of standard features that make it a great family vehicle. We are going to compare it to the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox to show you why the Niro is the better choice.
With its standard hybrid powertrain, it would be hard to beat the Niro’s fuel economy. At its most efficient, the Niro achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 52 mpg city, 49 mpg highway, and 50 mpg combined*. At its best powertrain arrangement for efficiency, the Equinox returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined*.
The Niro comes standard with a few features the base Equinox does not have including dual-zone automatic climate control and selectable driving modes. It is also easier and more affordable to get advanced safety features on the Niro. The second-tier LX trim is available with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. In order to get similar features on the Equinox, you have to add an optional package onto the already expensive top-tier trim.
If you have long legs, you want all the space you can get. When compared to the Equinox, the Niro gives front seat passengers slightly more headroom and nearly an inch of additional legroom. Back seat passengers will also enjoy a bit more head space in the Niro.
When comparing these two models side-by-side, it is easy to see how much more you get with the Niro. What makes it even better, is that the Niro costs less than the Equinox. This means you can get the features and efficiency you want without spending a fortune.
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.