If you’re asking yourself which compact crossover to buy, your answer may either be the 2020 Ford EcoSport or the 2020 Kia Niro. This comparison may help you make the decision that will best suit your needs.
If you are going solely off the price, the EcoSport wins this category, with a starting price of $19,995. The Niro has a higher starting price of $24,590. You are paying for the same amount of passenger seating because both vehicles can seat up to five people.
Each of these vehicles have their own benefits when it comes to the power they produce. The Niro’s engine can reach 139 horsepower and 195 lb. ft. of torque. The EcoSport can pump out up to 166 horsepower, coming in higher than the Niro. However, it only produces up to 149 lb. ft. of torque, coming in a bit lower than its competitor.
If you are looking for a greater amount of cargo space, the EcoSport is the vehicle of choice. It has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo room with all the seats in their upright positions. The Niro comes in behind that at 19.4 cubic feet.
When deciding between these two vehicles, it is important to think about what purpose you will be using the vehicle for. The Kia Niro has a Hybrid engine making it more fuel efficient, but not rated for towing. The Ford EcoSport on the other hand, has a greater arsenal of tricks up its sleeve. The EcoSport has an available Intelligent 4WD and the ability, when properly equipped, to tow up to 2,000 lbs. These two features alone, make it a good option for those needing a commuter car, and a great option for those wanting to take their commuter car on the open road for some varying terrain and off-road adventure.
Comfort / Convenience = EcoSport
The EcoSport takes the prize for this category as well, with its unique rear swing gate with hideaway latch, slimmer body allowing for better agility, and its greater amount of headroom designed to suit any height driver. Drivers have also found the infotainment center in the EcoSport to be more user-friendly than its competitor. The interior of the EcoSport has an all-around easier to navigate, and more straight-forward functionality than the futuristically designed Niro.
When looking at the safety for these two vehicles, they are each equipped with or offer an array of safety features for you and your family. Ford goes above and beyond with one of its most unique “safety” features--the added washer on the standard Rear-View Camera. It elevates accident protection by always keeping the camera lens free of any debris, such as snow or dust, so you will never be without one of the most crucial safety features in the vehicle.
When comparing these two capable compact crossovers, it is clear the EcoSport out-does its competitor in many crucial areas. The comfort, versatility, convenience, and additional safety features put it one step ahead of the pack in many ways. Don’t wait any longer to come test drive your new EcoSport. Here at Keystone Ford located in Chambersburg, PA, we are ready to make all your car buying dreams come true. So, come in today and let us help you find the EcoSport you have been looking for.