2018 Kia Niro vs Subaru Crosstrek

Combine crossover styling with a thrifty fuel performance in hatchbacks like the 2018 Kia Niro and Subaru Crosstrek. These models are also known for their roomy cabins and modern tech lineup, all of which means a comfortable ride for you and your family. What's the difference between the two? Read our comparison guide to figure out which model is right for you.

2018 Kia Niro vs Subaru Crosstrek

Best Gas Mileage: 2018 Kia Niro


Whether you've got a long trip to work or you're looking forward to frequent road trips, the Kia Niro helps you save the most on gas. The base Niro FE model achieves 52 city/49 highway mpg.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the sportier model of the pair, with standard all-wheel-drive and a little extra horsepower to help you get up to speed. However, it's not nearly as thrifty, with max EPA ratings of27/33 mpg.


Best Technology: 2018 Kia Niro


For high-tech extras, check out the new Niro, which has features you won't find on the Crosstrek, including a power outlet and smartphone charging pad. The available wireless charging pad is an effortless way to keep your device ready for action. The Niro also offers a 110-volt, household-style power outlet.

Like the Niro, the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This technology displays apps like Maps and Music on your central touchscreen, so there's no need to mess with your phone while you drive. These smartphone integration features also give you access to your phone's voice controls, so you can interact with apps without taking your hands of the wheel.


Best Off-Road: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek


With its extra ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive, the Crosstrek is the right choice for some light off-roading. That all-wheel-drive performance also comes in handy on wet pavement, with extra traction to help you maintain control in bad weather.

The 2018 Kia Niro is really more of a family-friendly hatchback than a crossover SUV. With its front-wheel-drive performance, the Niro delivers a smooth, car-like ride around town. It also gives you extra precision in tight downtown spaces, like parallel parking spots and crowded one-way streets.


Safety Features: 2018 Kia Niro


For extra help on a crowded highway, choose the Niro. It offers advanced driver aids that you won't find on the Crosstrek, including lane-keeping assist, which actively keeps you from straying from the proper lane. When you add the Advanced Technology package, your Niro will alert you to pedestrians and even automatically hit the brakes to help you avoid an accident.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers lane departure warning, which won't act on your behalf, but it will let you know when you've strayed outside the white lines. Like the Niro, it offers adaptive cruise control, which actively monitors the car in front of you and adjusts your speed accordingly. The Crosstrek also offers automatic emergency braking, but not pedestrian detection.


Learn More about the Kia Niro

Although both crossover-style hatchbacks have a lot to offer, the 2018 Kia Niro is our primary pick. It's perfect for commuters and families who crave a smooth, comfortable ride and a car-like performance around town. It's also home to the most in modern tech and safety features, so you can make the most of your daily drive. Best of all, its fuel-efficient performance will save you money at the pump.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Kia Niro EX 4dr Crossover for Sale in inventory


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