2018 Kia Niro vs. 2018 Ford C-Max

There is a veritable arms race brewing in the automotive industry. It started with crossover SUVs and has since moved on to gas/electric hybrid vehicles. Kia has released one of the newest entries in this hotly contested segment with its new Kia Niro hybrid compact crossover SUV. Since the new efficient model arrived in the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom, customer interest has been steadily growing. But how does it stack up against the competition? A comparison of the 2018 Kia Niro vs. 2018 Ford C-Max is a clear illustration of how Kia has delivered the next step in hybrid vehicle design. The 2018 Niro is now available at Spitzer Kia Cleveland and ready to go home with customers. Buyers can schedule a test drive with the new Kia Niro today by calling, 833-235-3806.

As one of the newest hybrid crossover SUVs on the market, the 2018 Kia Niro couldn’t have any deficiencies in its lineup – especially when competing against an established quantity like the Ford C-Max. One of the areas where the 2018 Niro scored well in independent reviews is in interior comfort. Evaluators were pleased with the amount of passenger space in the vehicle. Furthermore, to be a successful SUV (of any type), the amount of available cargo space has to be plentiful. The 2018 Kia Niro can offer up to 54.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume when properly configured. By comparison, the 2018 Ford C-Max tops out at fewer than 53 cubic-feet in the back. Additionally, the rear load-floor of the 2018 Niro is completely flat, making moving cargo in and out of the vehicle much easier.


2018 Kia Niro


2018 Ford C-Max

1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid
Six-speed automatic Transmission CVT
595 miles Total Range 540 miles
54.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 52.6 cu.-ft.


How far can the 2018 Niro go?

When it comes to the performance of models like the 2018 Kia Niro and 2018 Ford C-Max, the story doesn’t like in horsepower figures. Total range the name of the game. When the gas/electric parallel hybrid system is working, owners of the 2018 Kia Niro can travel up to 595 miles, compared to the 540 miles stated by Ford about its C-Max model. The secret to the success of the 2018 Kia Niro is a powerful and efficient electric motor that supplements the power produced by the gasoline-powered engine. Drivers can keep the onboard lithium ion batteries charged as they drive through the Niro’s regenerative braking system.



A front left quarter photo of the 2018 Kia Niro with its lights turned on.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2018 Kia Niro driving on the road at night.
A look inside the 2018 Kia Niro and all of its available technology.
A close up photo of one of the monitoring system to track efficiency in the 2018 Kia Niro.