2018 Kia Niro Against the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Which Hybrid Crossover is Better for Philadelphia Drivers?

Would you love to drive a stylish, sporty and feature-rich hybrid crossover that doesn't burn through your bank account? Then, you're in luck since that's exactly what you'll be treated to in the all-new 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover!

Take a simple test drive and it's easy to see that the 2018 Kia Niro is unlike any other hybrid crossover on the road today. In addition to chart-topping fuel economy, the Niro also possesses eye-popping good looks, dynamic performance and an attractive, family-oriented cabin. When it's all said and done, the 2018 Kia Niro proves to be a vastly superior hybrid CUV than the like of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Keep reading below to learn more about the Niro's appealing attributes.

Value Leader

While it's brand new for 2018, the Kia Niro asks you to pay far less than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The 2018 Niro has a starting price of just $22, 890, which compares favorably to the RAV4 Hybrid's $29, 030 asking price.

As a matter of fact, you can drive the top-of-the-line Niro Touring for just slightly more than the RAV4 Hybrid's starting price. When it comes to cash-saving value and pricing, the Niro is simply a no-brainer selection over the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid!

Fuel Efficiency

If you're in the market for a hybrid crossover, then fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors when selecting your next vehicle. In that case, the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid significantly outperforms the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in terms of fuel consumption.

With a four-cylinder engine and electric motor, the 2018 Kia Niro achieves up to 52/49 mpg highway/city, which places it near the top of its class. On the contrary, the RAV4 Hybrid provides a paltry 34/30 mpg city/highway, which clearly underperforms the Kia Niro!

Moreover, the Kia Niro Hybrid has driving range of 600 miles with a full tank of gas. In comparison, the RAV4 Hybrid has a driving range of just 474 miles. If you're looking to green in a hybrid crossover, the Kia Niro is a better choice than the RAV4 Hybrid when it comes to fuel efficiency.Safety and Connectivity Features

The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid doesn't just save you money as the gas pump, but assures your comfort, convenience and connectivity during every drive. As with every Kia vehicle, the Niro is home to a bevy of standard tech features including the UVO infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Unfortunately, the RAV4 Hybrid isn't available with these same features.

The Kia Niro is also equipped with an Active Eco System that optimizes performance by controlling the engine, transmission and air conditioning system. The RAV4 Hybrid doesn't offer similar capability to help you monitor and improve your vehicle's performance.

From top to bottom, inside and out, the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid shows itself to be a better car than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Be one of the first to drive the 2018 Niro when you visit Murray Kia at our Conshohocken, PA to arrange for a test drive today!

Highlights of 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid vs. RAV4 Hybrid

  • Kia Niro Hybrid has a significantly lower staring price than the RAV4 Hybrid. ($22, 890 vs. $29, 030).
  • Kia Niro provides better fuel economy ratings than the RAV4 Hybrid (52/49 mpg city/hwy vs. 34/30).
  • Enjoy a longer estimated driving range in the Kia Niro (600 miles) when compared to the RAV4 Hybrid (474 miles).
  • Niro is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features. Similar options aren't available in the RAV4 Hybrid.

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