2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Toyota Prius

Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 Kia Niro on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a blue 2018 Toyota Prius on the right

Deciding to move on from your gas guzzling vehicle to an eco-friendly hybrid is an easy choice and you wouldn’t only be doing your wallet a favor, you would also be doing the planet a favor. It can be intimidating trying to decide which hybrid vehicle is right for you as the market floods with different choices, but two proven models stand above the competition, the 2018 Kia Niro and the 2018 Toyota Prius. Both of these vehicles deliver excellent efficiency, a stylish exterior, and comfortable cabins to enjoy no matter how far the drive. Find out which one of these fine hybrids fits your needs better with this comprehensive comparison.

2018 Kia Niro


2018 Toyota Prius

100.9 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 93.1 Cubic Feet
54.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 24.6 Cubic Feet
52 City/ 49 HWY Fuel Economy* 54 MPG City/ 50 MPG HWY
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment

What are the Differences Between the 2018 Niro & the 2018 Prius?

The noticeable differences between the 2018 Kia Niro and the 2018 Toyota Prius are the exterior traits, even though they provide similar passenger volume, the Niro takes a crossover body style and the Prius takes more of a hatchback body style. This difference means the 2018 Kia Niro has far superior cargo space than the 2018 Toyota Prius, even though they average about the same estimated EPA fuel efficiency. The 2018 Toyota Prius does provide a fold-down rear seat to help with cargo capability, but it still doesn’t compare with the 2018 Kia Niro’s.

The 2018 Kia Niro also gets loaded with more standard cabin comforts than the 2018 Toyota Prius as well. Standard features you will find on the interior of the 2018 Niro include a 7” Color Touchscreen Display, Android Auto ™ & Apple CarPlay™, and a Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. You can find some of these features inside the 2018 Prius when you start paying for trim upgrades. Other awesome amenities inside the 2018 Kia Niro are the front & rear cupholders, front door bottle holders, passenger seat back pocket, and even mood lighting. Overall, both the 2018 Kia Niro & the 2018 Toyota Prius are pretty nice hybrid vehicles that provide amazing fuel economy, but in the end, the Kia Niro simply provides more interior space and cabin comforts than the Toyota Prius does. Take the 2018 Kia Niro for a test drive today at Carolina Kia in High Point, NC and feel for yourself all that it has to offer.