2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

The crossover market may seem crowded at times, but more and more manufacturers are evolving the crossover one step further with a hybrid drivetrain. Find out who makes the better crossover hybrid with our 2017 Kia Niro vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid comparison. You may be surprised at which one comes out on top.

Keep in mind as we go through these numbers, that the Niro and the Rogue Hybrid are surprisingly similar when it comes to features and capability. Both are roughly similar in size, and both have many of the latest features that you would expect from a modern vehicle. The big differences sit in just a few very important figures. You can see the results of the comparison below, or if you already have your heart set on a Niro, you can click the link here to see our Niro inventory in High Point, NC.

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2017 Kia Niro VS 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
$22,890 Base MSRP $26,240
52 City MPG / 49 Highway MPG Fuel Efficiency 33 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG
Standard Remote Keyless Entry Standard
Five Passengers Five

How does the new Kia Niro compare to the Rogue Hybrid?

When you are cross shopping these two models, the first thing you are going to notice is the huge disparity in price. The Kia Niro is simply more affordable. In fact, you have to go four trim levels deep before the Niro MSRP rises above that of the base model Rogue Hybrid SV. Speaking of trim levels, the Rogue Hybrid only offers two trims, whereas the Kia Niro offers a total of five trim levels. The top-level trim for the Rogue Hybrid is the SL, and it features a $31,160 MSRP that goes far higher than even the top trim MSRP for the Niro.

This brings us to our next point, the Rogue Hybrid is a shoehorned model. It’s essentially the same as any other Rogue, except they crammed in a hybrid drivetrain. Where the Niro differs is that this Kia model was built from the ground up as a hybrid. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Kia can afford such a lower MSRP, and it’s the likely reason for the huge difference in mpg values.

Those mpg values up there are not typos. The Niro really can get up to 52 mpg in the city. The Rogue Hybrid on the other hand features mpg values that are barely better than a regular Rogue, and again we must bring up the fact that you have to pay more to drive a Rogue Hybrid, then you would a Niro.

The last point that should go without saying when it comes to the Kia brand, is the outstanding warranty. The Niro gets the same treatment as every other model in the Kia lineup with a full 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Some people may be afraid of a hybrid, because it seems like just more things that can go wrong, but with the Niro, you will have nothing to worry about for a very long time.

Let us help you find the right Kia Niro here at Carolina Kia of High Point in High Point, NC. We look forward to working with you very soon, and we can’t wait to show off everything that this hybrid crossover has to offer.

2017 Kia Niro dash steering wheel and infotainment system
2017 Kia Niro gauges
2017 Kia Niro front and back row seats
2017 Kia Niro cargo room

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