Compare 2021 KIA Niro EV Vs. Tesla Model Y

2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y Comparison

If you are looking to upgrade your commute with a new eco-conscious EV, then you're probably wondering how the 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y compare. If so, this is the EV review and comparison you're looking for.

We're going to compare 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y models, horsepower, pricing, range, and more. After you see how the new Kia Niro EV outperforms its chief rival from Tesla, you'll want to apply for Kia Niro EV lease deals.


KIA NIRO EV
Models:EX, EX Premium
Horsepower:201hp
Drive Type:AWD
Torque:291 lb-ft
Body style:SUV
EPA estimated range:239
Base MSRP: $39,000
TESLA MODEL Y
Models:Standard Range, Long Range, Performance
Horsepower:197 hp
Drive Type:AWD
Torque:376 lb-ft
Body style:SUV
EPA estimated range:326
Base MSRP: $39,990

Tesla Model Y vs. KIA Niro EV Price

In our 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y comparison, let's start with the place most drivers start first: the price. The new 2021 Kia Niro EV has a $39,090 starting MSRP1 and can be had for as low as $31,590 after Federal Tax Credit.2 The new Kia Niro EV gets out of the gate with a quick win over the Tesla Model Y, which has a higher $39,990 starting MSRP. If that's all you need to know, come take a spin on our new Kia Niro EV inventory today.

KIA Niro EV vs. Tesla Performance

When it comes to Kia Niro EV and Tesla Model Y differences, the Kia Niro EV develops 201 horsepower, while the Tesla Model Y just falls short of the mark with 197 horsepower. Both vehicles are AWD SUVs and are available in a selection of trim models to choose from.

One of the reasons why drivers love EVs and want to know about the 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y is the performance. An electric motor delivers immediate torque, as opposed to a traditional gasoline-powered engine that has to build acceleration. Anybody who's ever ridden in a golf cart knows that when you put your foot down, the cart goes. The same is true for these new electric SUVs for sale.

EV Financing and Lease Offers

After you read our 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y comparison, you'll want to stop by our nearby Kia dealer to compare our current lease offers on new electric cars for sale. We are proud to offer finance offers and new-car specials on electric SUVs.

When you are ready to take a new Kia Niro EV home to your garage, the first thing you can do to get the ball rolling is to submit a free credit application with our dealership. Once our finance team knows more about the landmarks that created your credit score, we'll be able to follow up with custom lease offers that meet your needs.

If you're looking for a $0 down lease offer on a Kia EV, talk to our finance team. We're here to help you find the competitive offer you're interested in.

After hearing all the ways the Kia Niro EV outperforms other new EVs for sale, you might still be undecided about the best new all-electric SUV for you. If so, be sure to compare Kia Niro EV to Hyundai Kona models and see how the Kia Niro EV outperforms other cars in its class once again.

2021 KIA Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y Dimensions

Not everybody wants an oversized SUV. If you're looking for a vehicle that gives you sedan-like maneuverability while providing the practicality of an SUV, the Niro EV offers the best of both worlds.

The new KIA Niro EV measures 172-inches long, 71-inches wide, and 61-inches high. The Tesla Model Y is quite a bit larger and takes up more room in parking spaces, thanks to a footprint that measures 187-inches long, 76-inches wide, and 64-inches high. If you like to know where your car begins and ends, take a spin in the Kia Niro EV.

When it comes to overall passenger volume, the Kia Niro EV offers plenty of room for you and your family, thanks to its 96.6 cubic feet of total passenger area. If you need more room, the Tesla Model Y boasts 106 cubic feet of passenger volume, thanks to its much larger size.

Take both cars for a spin and see which electric SUV for sale fits you better. We suspect that between the 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y, you'll find yourself wanting the car that costs less and offers more horsepower.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is bigger? 2021 KIA Niro EV or Tesla Model Y?

When it comes to overall size, the Tesla Model Y is longer, wider, and taller than the Kia Niro EV. If you are looking for an electric SUV that's easy to drive through traffic, maneuver in and out of busy parking spaces, and fit comfortably in your garage, then go for the Kia over the Tesla. The Kia also has a lower MSRP than the Tesla.

Which is more expensive? 2021 KIA Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y?

One of the most common questions we receive at our dealership from drivers looking for the best new all-electric SUV for sale is, "Which car costs more: The 2021 Kia Niro EV or the Tesla Model Y?" We are always pleased to say that the Kia Niro EV has a lower starting MSRP than the Tesla Model Y. In fact, the Niro EV is roughly $900 cheaper than the Model Y.

Is the 2021 KIA Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y more roomy?

If you're comparing 2021 KIA Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y regarding passenger volume, the Kia Niro EV offers a roomy 96.6 cubic feet of cabin space for you and your passengers to sit comfortably in. The Tesla Model Y, however, does provide more estimated passenger volume with its 106 cubic feet. Visit our dealership for a test drive and see how well the Niro EV fits your family.

EV Lease Deals at Jim Ellis KIA of Kennesaw

Thank you for taking the time to read our 2021 Kia Niro EV vs. Tesla Model Y comparison and review. Now that you're more familiar with both vehicles, we expect you'll want to visit our dealership for a test drive and tour then apply for current lease offers. We hope to see you soon!


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1"Starting MSRP" price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license fees, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the "Build and Price" section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors.

2Federal tax credits are subject to limitations and changes outside of Kia's control. The ultimate benefit derived from federal tax credits, if any, will depend on several factors, including personal tax circumstances. Consult your tax advisor to determine your eligibility for potential tax credits. The preceding does not constitute tax or legal advice. Price excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price is set by dealer and may vary.

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