The Toyota RAV4 is currently the most popular model in the automaker’s lineup. It just makes good sense to combine it with the latest Toyota hybrid technology. However, this is a segment of the automotive industry that is gaining more exposure. A comparison between the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. 2020 Kia Niro will show customers there are some major differences among the available various hybrid crossover SUVs.
Just on a basic level, the 2021 RAV4 Prime will outperform the 2020 Niro in maximum performance output, cargo volume and towing capacity. Online experts commended the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime for its quick acceleration, quiet interior and large cargo volume.
Lexington Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime today by calling, 781-325-8558.
2021 RAV4 Prime
2020 Kia Niro
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid|
|2,500 lbs.||Max.Towing Capacity||N/A|
|63.2 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||54.5 cu.-ft.|
To be sure, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2020 Kia Niro need to function as crossover SUVs to attract attention from buyers but that isn’t the only thing the vehicles must do to be successful. Customers expect new vehicles to be compatible with outside devices. Every 2021 RAV4 Prime available for sale or lease at the Lexington Toyota showroom will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. It will be able to access both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The 2020 Niro also offers this capability. Owners of the 2021 RAV4 Prime will also have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and be able to use the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant.
Both hybrid crossover SUVs have two rows of seats and will be able to hold five passengers. People who choose the 2021 RAV4 Prime will be able to use quite a bit more cargo volume than the owners of its Kia rival. When rear passengers are present in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, there can be up to 33.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use, a 2020 Niro in the same configuration will offer just 19.4 cubic-feet. Owners will be able to fold the backseats of the RAV4 Prime down to make up to 63.2 cubic-feet available. Most versions of the 2020 Niro will only make up to 54.5 cubic-feet available.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime has a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to a next-generation version of the automaker’s hybrid system. When the gasoline and electric systems are working together, the 2021 RAV4 Prime will make 302 horsepower. On the other side of the equation, the 2020 Kia Niro uses a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder hybrid engine of its own. It tops out at 139 net horsepower. Additionally, the 2021 RAV4 Prime can tow up to 2,500 pounds. Towing is not recommended with the 2020 Kia Niro.