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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Niro

The next horizon for a lot of automakers is going to be introducing hybrid versions of their most popular vehicle platforms. Honda is diving into the deep end of that pool by releasing the Honda CR-V Hybrid for the current model year. While this is an all-new variant of the automaker’s crossover SUV, the automaker has combined its innovative fuel-saving technology with many, if not most of the features that put the CR-V on the map in the first place. A comparison of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Niro will help people in the vehicle-buying cycle better understand the depth of this growing segment of vehicles. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is available in four trim grades, Hybrid LX, Hybrid EX, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring. Each of them offers several key advantages over its Kia rival including, in performance output, interior space and all-wheel-drive availability. Customers can pre-order the 2020 CR-V Hybrid today by calling, 601-693-4651.

At first glance, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and 2020 Kia Niro may seem pretty evenly matched. Both hybrid crossover SUVs have two rows of seats that can both hold five passengers. The first advantage the 2020 CR-V Hybrid exhibits over the 2020 Niro is legroom. Front passengers in the current CR-V Hybrid will have 41.3 inches of legroom and up to 40.4 inches for those in the backseat. The 2020 Niro offers very similar measurements for its front passengers but comes up three inches short for people in the back. When people are using the rear seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, there is still 33.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume available, with up to 68.7 cubic-feet of cargo space to use with the rear seat folded down. Owners of the 2020 Kia Niro will have up to 22.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume to work with when people are sitting in the backseat and a maximum of 54.5 cubic-feet when it's properly configured.

 

2020 CR-V Hybrid LX

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2020 Kia Niro

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid
212 Net Horsepower 139
Standard Available AWD Not Available
68.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 54.5 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

Every 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid coming to Meridian Honda will use the same powertrain. Under the hood will be a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline/electric hybrid engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will produce a net output of 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be able to record up to 40 miles per gallon* in the city and 35 miles per gallon* on the highway. On the other hand, the 2020 Kia Niro will use a similar powertrain set up that will make just 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Niro will get slightly better fuel economy, but it comes at the cost of cargo space, overall performance and an available all-wheel-drive system.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

 

 

A photo of the center console in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2020 Honda CR-V.