2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Ford C-MAX

2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Ford C-MAX

Hybrids are the marathon runners of the vehicle world. They go further on the same amount of fuel, because they have optimum efficiency. If you are in it for the long haul, then you need a vehicle to match your pace. You need a hybrid, but which one? Maybe our comparison will help you choose between two fantastic choices, the 2018 Kia Niro and the 2018 Ford C-MAX.

We are going to start with fuel economy, because we know that’s an important factor in a hybrid purchase. The 2018 Kia Niro gets an EPA estimated 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway, for a combined 50 mpg. It gets a slightly lower estimate with 18-inch wheels at 46 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, for a combine 43 mpg. Even the lower estimate is higher than the 2018 Ford C-MAX's EPA estimated 42 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. That’s ten mpg less than the Niro’s base model.

2018 Kia Niro 


2018 Ford C-MAX 

$23,340  Starting MSRP  $24,120 
1.6L 4-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid t Engine Type  2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid 
139 hp at 5,700 rpm  Horsepower 141 hp at 6,000 rpm 
195 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm  Torque  129 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm 

The 2018 Kia Niro is available here at Performance Kia in Moosic, PA

The 2018 Kia Niro and the 2018 Ford C-MAX are pretty evenly matched in terms of power and price, which differs by less than a grand. You will save some money by choosing the 2018 Kia Niro initially, but the real savings will come from its ultra-efficient fuel economy.

The 2018 Kia Niro will also save you some extra space for your luggage and passengers. It has more passenger volume at 100.9 cubic feet and more cargo volume with the rear seat down at 54.5 cubic feet of space. The 2018 Ford C-MAX is slightly under those numbers. The difference means more front shoulder room and the same rear shoulder room and more rear leg room for passengers. Both vehicles have a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and the Niro also has a rear center armrest and adjustable rear headrests.

Get the vehicle that you will want for the long haul. Purchase a 2018 Kia Niro vehicle here at Performance Kia in Moosic, PA. We have a team of professionals waiting to assist you in the process.