2019 Kia Niro PHEV Vs. 2019 Chevy Volt

2019 kia niro phev and 2019 chevy volt on split screen comparison

Alternative fuel vehicles allow you to enjoy confident transportation while minimizing your environmental footprint and spending less time waiting in line at the gas pump. While some of these vehicles trade power or interior space to achieve their stellar fuel ratings, a handful exist that don’t ask you to sacrifice much, if anything. Among this small segment, the Kia Niro PHEV has been one of the best surprises on the market.

Utilizing battery power that is gained from charging and then being able to be tapped for additional range, the Kia Niro and other plug-in hybrids are the perfect balance between the current state of gasoline engines and the fully-electric future. Today, we’re matching up the 2019 Kia Niro with the 2019 Chevrolet Volt to see which plug-in hybrid is top dog at delivering comfortable efficiency and capability.

2019 Kia Niro PHEV


2019 Chevrolet Volt

560 miles Combined range 420 miles
1.6L 4-cylinder + hybrid (104 hp) Engine (horsepower) 1.5L 4-cylinder + hybrid (101 hp)
Leather Standard steering wheel/shift Plastic
106.3 inches / 17.5 feet (smoother ride and tighter turns) Wheelbase/turning radius 106.1 inches / 18.2 feet (bumpier ride and bigger turns)
37.4 inches Rear legroom 34.7 inches
54.5 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 10.6 cubic feet
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage 3 years/36,000 miles
$28,200 MSRP starts at $33,520

Kia Niro Again Proves Victorious Over Competition

We’d get sick of telling everybody how great the Kia Niro, it’s plug-in hybrid variant and the upcoming battery-electric variant is if we didn’t get to help people see it for themselves every day. The Kia Niro is an alternative fuel car that doesn’t look weird or out of place on the road. It brings strong contours, athletic proportions and the utility of a crossover body to a market that simply wants to use less fuel.

Although the Chevy Volt was among the first plug-in hybrid models to the market, the 2019 Kia Niro PHEV is better in every conceivable way. You’ll get more range, more horsepower and a more luxuriously-trimmed interior.

As far as ride quality goes, the longer wheelbase and tighter turning circle of the Kia Niro PHEV make it the obvious choice for urban transportation and ease of parking. More rear-seat legroom and a maximum cargo volume that’s over 500% bigger than the Volt further elevate the Niro’s value.

And, best of all, it’s more affordable! For more information on the 2019 Kia Niro, 2019 Kia Niro PHEV or upcoming Kia Niro EV, contact us today!