Which vehicle is more fuel-efficient, the 2022 Kia Niro or the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer? Which model is bigger? Which provides more passenger space? These are questions that we will answer below as we compare the 2022 Kia Niro to the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The models that we are using for this comparison are the 2022 Kia Niro LX FWD and the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer FWD 4dr LT trim levels. These are similarly priced vehicles which make for a good comparison. Find your next new Kia or used Chevrolet model here at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, FL.
These two models are similar in size. They both have seats for five passengers. They are nearly identical in width and several other dimensions, but we will focus on the areas in which they are different, starting with cargo space. The cargo volume to the front seats is 63.2 cubic feet in the 2022 Kia Niro and 54.4 cubic feet in the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Cargo volume to the second row of seats is 22.4 cubic feet in the Kia Niro and 25.3 cubic feet in the Chevy Trailblazer.
Other than cargo volume, their dimensions are within a few inches in most areas. Sometimes, a few inches can make a difference to some people, like in the case of legroom. Front legroom is 41.7 inches in the Kia Niro and 40.9 inches in the Chevy Trailblazer.
We love to compare the 2022 Kia Niro to its competitors in terms of fuel economy because it is such a great example of how a gas-electric powertrain can amplify efficiency. In this case, it is rated at 50 mpg combined. That breaks into 53 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a very efficient model for its size, but it is still behind the 2022 Kia Niro by a good margin. It is rated at 30 mpg combined. That breaks down into 31 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.