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2022 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Review

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2022 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $34,800 to $48,600
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2021 Kia
Niro EV

MSRP*: $39,090 to $44,650
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Invoice* $33,199 to $46,364 $38,112 to $43,534
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 53.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 - 310 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 193.4 in 172.2 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Acadia than in the Kia Niro EV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Kia Niro EV.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the GMC Acadia, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Niro EV.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The GMC Acadia is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro EV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Acadia and the Kia Niro EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Kia Niro EV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the GMC Acadia, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro EV.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Niro EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Acadia greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro EV.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Acadia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Niro EV.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Niro EV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the GMC Acadia, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Niro EV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Acadia is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro EV.