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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $25,000 to $37,500
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Picture of the 2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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Invoice* $24,975 to $35,775 $28,604 to $35,299
MPG - City 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 54.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 170 hp 104 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.3 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Plug-In Hybrid. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 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.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Terrain will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Terrain and the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is a little wider than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
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 Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid. The GMC Terrain has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

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