2018 Toyota Prius V vs. 2018 Kia Niro

Auto buyers in Milford Connecticut seem to know their best choices when it comes to buying cars for their next investment. Among the many considerations they have in their list are the 2018 Toyota Prius V and 2018 Kia Niro which battles it head to head in the world of automobiles. After reading this comparison, however, you will realize why the Toyota comes out on top of its competitor.

Design & Style

There are a lot of great things to admire with the 2018 Toyota Prius V and 2018 Kia Niro especially when you happen to spot them from the outside. The clean lines and modern elegance they exude make them perfect car choices at least from their respective exteriors. Getting inside the Kia Niro, however, you will question the interior cargo room because it is quite smaller than that of the Prius V. Rear visibility is also questionable. You can praise it for its simple interface though.

With the 2018 Toyota Prius V, you can expect a Bluetooth interface and a six-speaker audio system that will truly work to the delight of drivers and passengers. Controls are very large and are easy to use as well. While the cabin design is simpler than its predecessors, it did not forget to highlight comfort for all end users.

Technology & Safety

Proceeding to technology and safety, one will definitely see which between these two is worth an investment. With the 2018 Kia Niro, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included much to the delight of fans of these mobile phones. While the Uvo navigation system is pleasant to use, a design update for this class is already necessary because it is just plain boring. Advanced safety features are available but only in other packages and not the base levels.

As for the 2018 Toyota Prius V, it uses Toyota's very own Entune smartphone integration system. It also has an easy to use navigation system and comes with other technology features that are to die for. Not to forget great safety features that include adaptive cruise control, automated parking system, and a pre-collision safety system.


In terms of performance, the two battle it head to head as well. The 2018 Kia Niro is charged by a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to as much as 195lb-ft of total output and 139 horsepower. The 2018 Prius V, on the other hand, is gifted with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine, which produces up to 153lb-ft of torque and 134 horsepower. Adding up to its greatness in terms of performance is the presence of a pair of electric motors and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The Bottom Line

The comparison made herein shows why the 2018 Toyota Prius V is a winner in almost all aspects. It is a great investment with all the features that it has. Sure, the Kia Niro has its own positive aspects and is a possibly great contender but it is u unquestionable that the Prius V is better.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Prius V Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Prius V, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Prius V test drive appointment.

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