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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2022 Kia Sportage Review

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2021 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $25,000 to $37,500
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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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Invoice* $24,975 to $35,775 $23,125 to $33,664
MPG - City 25 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 60.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 170 hp 181 - 240 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 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 Sportage. The GMC Terrain will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

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 Sportage, 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 Sportage. 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 Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is about the same width as the Kia Sportage. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Terrain, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sportage.

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

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the GMC Terrain. The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Terrain transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sportage.

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 Sportage. The GMC Terrain has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

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