2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Kia Sportage

Split screen of the 2017 Kia Niro and 2017 Kia Sportage

The crossover segment is chock-full of more models than one car shopper could even begin to consider. With so many models on the market, brands need to make sure their models stand out. Kia has done that for the 2018 model year by bringing a budget-friendly hybrid-only crossover model into the fold called the Kia Niro. But, how does the new Kia Niro measure up to Kia's already successful crossover Sportage model? Let's take a look in a 2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Kia Sportage comparison.

Like we mentioned, the 2017 Niro is a hybrid-only model so as expected it gets considerably better gas mileage. It also has a slightly smaller starting MSRP so budget-conscious shoppers can save money off the bat and at the pump. The 2017 Sportage, however, will offer some increased elbow room, more power, and optional AWD.

2017 Kia Niro


2017 Kia Sportage

$22,890 Starting MSRP $23,200
52/49 Fuel Economy 23/30
5 Seating Capacity 5
54.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet

Find the 2017 Niro and 2017 Sportage at Paul Cerame Kia

Car shoppers looking to get into a higher-riding vehicle at an affordable price will love the increased ride height of the 2017 Kia Niro. While it does have the styling of a traditional crossover, in terms of roominess for passengers and behind the rear seats car shoppers can expect it to feel a little more like an oversized hatchback model.

The 2017 Kia Sportage is going to be Kia's traditional crossover model and will perform competitively across the segment in handling, power, and cargo space. Optional AWD and 181 horsepower in the LX and EX trims (240 hp in the SX Turbo!) means drivers will have plenty of confidence while passing on the highway or driving during inclement weather.

While the 2017 Kia Niro and 2017 Kia Sportage do have quite a few differences under the hood, they are both Kia models which means car shoppers can trust they come with one of the best warranties in the business. When you are ready, head to the dealership and we would be happy to discuss Kia's competitive warranty, optional features, and availability of the 2017 Niro and 2017 Sportage at Paul Cerame Kia. We look forward to working with you.