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2022 GMC Acadia vs. 2022 Kia Telluride Review

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2022 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $34,800 to $48,600
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2022 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,590
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Invoice* $33,199 to $46,364 $31,643 to $42,584
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 87.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 - 310 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the GMC Acadia, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Kia Telluride.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Telluride, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Telluride. 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 Telluride have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the GMC Acadia takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Telluride.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Telluride, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Acadia has a little more horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Powertrain
The GMC Acadia has much lower torque than the Kia Telluride, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Acadia and the Kia Telluride. The GMC Acadia has less cargo space than the Kia Telluride, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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