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Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Chevrolet

Kia vs Chevrolet Lineup Comparison  

In the second round of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands we are putting Kia head to head with Chevrolet. Kia is known for its affordable and spunky lineup of cars and crossovers, while Chevrolet is best known for its muscle cars and pickup trucks.  

While these two lineups differ in terms of available model options, there are a few things that tie them together. In this battle-of-the-bands style competition we are going to look at how Kia and Chevrolet stack up against each other to see which one lands on top. Keep reading to see how these two popular automobile manufacturers compare.  

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Kia vs Chevrolet 

Over the years Kia has gained more and more popularity among automotive enthusiasts, expanding from its affordable image into a segment-dominating powerhouse. Kia has recently introduced two award-winning SUVs, the Telluride and Seltos, that have put some members of the Chevrolet lineup to the test.  

Given the recent comparisons going on between Kia and Chevrolet we thought it would only be fitting to have these two brands go head-to-head in our second iteration of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands. Let’s see how these two automotive brands compare below! 

 Kia Chevrolet 
Number of cars in lineup 6 – Rio, Forte, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Rio 5-door 4 – Spark, Sonic, Malibu, Impala 
Number of SUV/crossover/vans in lineup 6 – Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride, Sedona 7 – Trailblazer, Trax, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban 
Number of performance cars in lineup 1 – Stinger 2 – Camaro, Corvette 
Number of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles in lineup 5 – Niro, Optima Hybrid, Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Niro EV 1 – Bolt EV 
Number of pickup trucks in lineup 3 – Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD 
Number of IIHS Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ 2020 winners 
Engine/Powertrain Warranty 10 years/100,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 
Roadside Assistance Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 

Kia Promises Safety and Confidence in Every Model 

Kia and Chevrolet offer nearly the same amount of vehicles in their lineups, but the two brands offer a pretty different arrangement of model options. The Kia brand evenly spreads its wings between cars, SUVs, and hybrid model options, whereas Chevrolet puts a lot of its eggs in the SUV basket and sprinkles some models in the cars and trucks genres. Shoppers have a wide variety of options when they shop for a Kia vehicle thanks to the significant number of model options in each category. One key difference between Kia and Chevrolet is the availability of hybrid variants in the two lineups. Kia offers five hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle options, whereas Chevrolet limits shoppers to just one option.  

In addition to fuel-efficient options, the Kia lineup features six 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ winners. Chevrolet has only had one vehicle in 2020 attain this top title from the IIHS. These awards for the Kia brand are thanks to the reliable materials used in each and every Kia vehicle, as well as the lineup of safety features available in the Kia Drive Wise suite.  

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When it comes to choosing between Kia and Chevrolet, it is clear that Kia ranks higher than Chevy in more ways than one. From the numerous model options in each segment to the affordable prices to the reliable safety tech, the Kia brand lands on top.  

For more information on the vehicles available in the Kia lineup, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team. The entire lineup of in-stock vehicles at Friendly Kia can be viewed right now in our online inventory.  

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