2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Niro

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Niro
2019 Kia Sportage 2019 Kia Niro


2.4L I4 1.6L I4


181hp 139hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/30 * 52/49 *

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Niro

Serving Tuscaloosa, AL

Are you shopping for a compact crossover SUV with quality finishes? If you are, you could consider acquiring either the 2019 Kia Sportage or the 2019 Kia Niro. The two models have almost a similar starting price and seating capacity. The major selling points for both the models are the adequate legroom and fuel economy that they offer buyers.


The 2019 Kia Sportage is the fourth generation of its model and features an All-Wheel Drive for all trim levels, something that gives it a horsepower of 181 to 240 based on the engine type. The new Kia Niro, on the other hand, is a hybrid model with a mileage of 139. The Kia Niro also offers its drivers a better fuel economy with an estimated distance of 49 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg in the city as compared to the 2019 Sportage that has an estimated mileage of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The new Kia Sportage’s superior horsepower gives it more towing capability as compared to the new Kia Niro. A full tank for the Kia Niro provides more mileage due to its fuel economy and size as compared to what the Sportage offers. Moreover, the Sportage features a slightly smaller tank size and less fuel economy.


The two models are crossover-SUVs with a passenger capacity of five even though the 2019 Sportage’s legroom is a little more comfortable than what the 2019 Niro offers. When comparing the two models on their dimensions, the new Kia Niro is slimmer as compared to the new Kia Sportage. As a result, drivers of the 2019 Niro will find it easier to find a parking space in a crowded parking lot as compared to those driving the 2019 Sportage since it is more extensive and requires more space. The new Niro is also shorter as compared to the new Sportage, thus giving it a shorter turning radius and making it easy for the driver to access parking.


The 2019 Kia Niro and the 2019 Kia Sportage come fitted with almost similar infotainment features with the standard being the manufacturer’s Kia Uvo Interface. Kia’s Uvo interface is standard for all trim levels of the two models except for the Sportage’s base LX trim. The two models also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, thus allowing drivers to connect the car with their smartphones. Other technological features for the two models include keyless ignition and entry and USB charging ports that enhance your convenience while on the road.

The two models compare quite well, which means that you can pick what works for you best based on your personal preferences. If you want a model that gives you better fuel economy, you can go for the new Kia Niro since it has a lower horsepower as compared to the new Sportage. If you are looking for a more powerful SUV that generates more power when driving, however, you can opt for the new Sportage.

Are you interested in acquiring any of the two models? If you are, get in touch with us to book a test drive for either of the two models to compare their performance.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.