2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 has a name that car shoppers recognize, with off-road abilities and cargo options aplenty. It has also offered hybrid model versions in recent years, with an uptick in fuel economy and the reduction in emissions that comes with a combination gas engine/electric motor powertrain. However, with all of these upgrades in fuel efficiency, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid tops out at a rather pedestrian 34 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. The 2017 Kia Niro, an all-new hybrid crossover, gets 52 mpg city and 49 mpg highway in its base FE trim, and gets you at least 43 combined miles per gallon in all five of its trim options.

Now that we've established the 2017 Niro is for real, there's more to see on the inside, with 54.5 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded, an SUV-like amount of room, or the equivalent of 407 gallons of space for your bags. But when you get a 2017 Niro you also have the ability to use available heated front seats and ventilated front seats, so no weather will get the best of you. The 2017 RAV4 Hybrid has heated front seats available, but not ventilated seats to cool you off in the warm summer months like the 2017 Niro does.

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2017 Kia Niro Vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
$22,330 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $29,030 starting MSRP
52, 49 MPG (city, highway) 34, 30
Yes / Yes Available Heated Front Seats / Ventilated Front Seats? Yes / No
3,106 to 3,274 Curb Weight (pounds) 3,925 to 3,950
5 Trim Levels 3
Yes Regenerative Braking? Yes
18 Wheel Size (inches) 17 (base) or 18
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

Save Money and the Environment with a Kia Niro Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Let's talk about price: The 2017 Niro is less than $23,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid has a suggested retail price of more than $29,000. That's a major savings for the 2017 Niro, which also gets significantly more mileage per gallon than the RAV4 Hybrid, and also has a lightweight construction at just a shade over 3,100 pounds to start, as opposed to the RAV4 Hybrid's 3,925 pounds to start. You'll save money on emissions - but also on stress, when you need to hug street curves on tight turns, which the Niro will handle with ease.

The 2017 Niro is so impressive, it averaged more than 70 mpg in a cross-country trip in late 2016, setting a Guinness World Record, and it also has the kind of warranty coverage that makes competitors like the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid "green" with envy, at 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage. Toyota only gives you five years or 60,000 miles of coverage.

So are you ready for the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover? Good, because we have it in stock at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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