2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. 2019 Kia Niro

Are you looking to buy a hybrid SUV as your next car purchase? You have two great options in the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and the 2019 Kia Niro. Let us compare and highlight the features of these models to make a choice between them.

Design & Style

The 2019 Kia Niro offers to seat for 5 people, with ample room in the front row and nicely padded seats. For large passengers, it can be a pain to sit at the back. You get good forward visibility with the driver seat, but quite a lot of noise seeps into the cabin. The interior is well constructed with quality materials and comes standard with cloth upholstery, but there are some hard plastics around as well.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid sports muscularity right from the outset. It is a 5-seater car with ample space to house adults of all sizes. You get sufficient support, when on an extended drive. The posh interior is replete with quality materials, and there are plenty of soft-touch points, complementing a functional design.

Technology & Safety

Some standard technology features in the 2019 Kia Niro include a USB port, a 7-inch screen, voice recognition, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The infotainment system has plenty of smartphone technology, but it is not as intuitive as other rivals. Rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in the base model. Available features include lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and forward-collision warning.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid continues to amaze with its Entune infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot and eight-speaker system. The intuitive system is easy to use and the touch screen is quick to respond. Some advanced driver assistance features include pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.


In terms of performance, the 2019 Kia Niro is powered by a 4-cylinder engine and electric motor, which can only out 139 HP power. For most daily commutes, it has a decent amount of power, but the acceleration can be sluggish at times. The engine is mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

If you are looking for a more powerful performance,  you will be really impressed with what Toyota Avalon Hybrid has got to offer. It comes with a 215 HP engine coupled with a CVT, offering smooth acceleration.

The Bottom Line

Given the above comparison, we can conclude that the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is an excellent choice for shoppers in the hybrid SUV class. It offers excellent fuel economy and spacious seating. It has ample engine power and provides a smooth ride.

Ready to Schedule Your Toyota Avalon Hybrid Test Drive Today?

At Interstate Toyota, we practice a customer-first approach, and your satisfaction is our foremost priority. If you want to know how this stellar auto performs on the road, do drop by our showroom in person or call us in advance to book your Toyota Avalon Hybrid test drive appointment.


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