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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2021 GMC Terrain

2021 GMC
Terrain

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $34,100
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $24,975 to $32,531 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 25 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Terrain than in the Kia Niro. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the GMC Terrain, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Kia Niro, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Terrain is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Terrain will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is a little wider than the Kia Niro, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the GMC Terrain, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Niro.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Terrain does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Terrain and the Kia Niro. The GMC Terrain has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.

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