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Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Buick

Kia vs Buick Lineup Comparison 

When it comes to SUVs and crossovers, Buick is one of the Kia brand’s top competitors. Both Kia and Buick produce full-size SUVs and compact crossovers that appeal to the tastes of many. Since the beginning, shoppers have often found themselves torn between choosing a Kia and choosing a Buick. That’s why we thought it was only fitting to pair these two brands up against one another in this edition of Battle of the Brands.  

In this edition of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands we are going to see how Kia and Buick stack up and we’ll break down the differences between the two brands. Keep reading to see why so many shoppers opt for the Kia brand over Buick.  

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Kia vs Buick 

Kia is known for its lineup of athletic and sporty cars and SUVs. The Kia brand has welcomed quite a few new vehicles to its lineup recently which has put it at the top of everyone’s radar. Meanwhile, Buick has been knocking vehicles off of its lineup and has dwindled its catalog to just eight model options in total.  

Below we are going to take a look at the specifics of both the Kia and Buick brands to see how the two compare on paper. Let’s see what sets these two brands apart! 

 Kia  Buick 
Number of cars in lineup  6 – Rio, Forte, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Rio 5-door  2 – Regal Sportback, Regal GS 
Number of SUV/crossover/vans in lineup  6 – Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride, Sedona  6 – Encore, Encore GX, Regal TourX, Envision, Enclave, Enclave Avenir 
Number of performance vehicles in lineup 1 – Stinger 
Number of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles in lineup  5 – Niro, Optima Hybrid, Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Niro EV  
Number of IIHS Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ 2020 winners  6  
Engine/Powertrain Warranty  10 years/100,000 miles  6 years/70,000 miles 
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty  5 years/60,000 miles  4 years/50,000 miles 
Roadside Assistance Warranty  5 years/60,000 miles  Length Not Specified 

Reliability and Safety Keep Kia On Top 

Not only does Kia produce vehicles that are fun to drive and nice to look at, but it crafts vehicles that are built to last. Kia has won numerous performance and safety awards that have instilled confidence in Kia drivers. Six of the Kia brand’s 2020 models have earned top rankings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while no 2020 Buick models have earned top marks. The Kia brand’s focus on creating reliable and safe vehicles helps keep Kia at the top of the competition. 

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If you want to see how specific Kia and Buick models compare, head over to our Kia vs Buick portal page. Check out the Friendly Kia online inventory to view the entire lineup of in-stock Kia vehicles that are available right now in Tampa Bay.