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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

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2021 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $25,000 to $37,500
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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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Invoice* $24,975 to $35,775 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 25 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 170 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.3 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the GMC Terrain, 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 Terrain and the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the GMC Terrain, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Terrain will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. 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 Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Terrain is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The GMC Terrain is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the GMC Terrain for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Terrain has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

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

Utility
The GMC Terrain has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The GMC Terrain has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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