2020 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Kia Sorento: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC
Terrain

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $39,900
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $24,975 to $38,065 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 21 - 26 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 30 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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
The GMC Terrain offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Terrain.

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). Whether you pick the GMC Terrain or the Kia Sorento, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Sorento.

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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Terrain doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Sorento.

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

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

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.