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Battle of the Brands: Kia vs GMC

Kia vs GMC Lineup Comparison 

In the past we have compared Kia to some of its top competitors and some of its less likely competitors. GMC is one of those brands that Kia has been compared to in the past but isn’t often the first manufacturer to come to mind when you think of Kia competitors. In this edition of Battle of the Brands we are putting Kia and GMC head to head to help out those folks who are finding themselves stuck between these two automakers and want some help coming to a decision.  

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Kia vs GMC 

We said before that GMC and Kia aren’t often thought of as major competitors and that is because while Kia has an expansive inventory of cars, SUVs, crossovers, and hybrids, GMC carries only SUVs and trucks. The GMC SUV lineup, however, is fair competition for the Kia brand, and with so many new SUVs joining the Kia lineup there are more and more vehicle matchups to come.  

So, if you’ve found yourself stuck between a GMC Acadia and a new Kia Telluride, this lineup comparison is for you. See how Kia and GMC compare below! 

 Kia  GMC 
Number of cars in lineup  6 – Rio, Forte, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Rio 5-door  
Number of SUV/crossover/vans in lineup  6 – Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride, Sedona  3 – Terrain, Acadia, Yukon 
Number of pickup trucks in lineup 4 – Canyon, Sierra 1500, Sierra 1500 Limited, Sierra Heavy Duty 
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 models named in J.D. Power 2020 dependability study 2 – Niro, Sorento  2 – Terrain, Sierra Heavy Duty 
Number of IIHS Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ 2020 winners  6  
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 Dominates SUV-Heavy Competitors 

Realistically, anyone who is trying to decide between the Kia brand and GMC is likely looking at SUVs or crossovers. The Kia brand offers six different SUV options in its lineup with hybrid alternatives available in the mix. GMC, on the other hand, offers just three SUV options that sit on the larger side of the size scale and no hybrid variations in sight. Drivers looking for nimble city handling and a fuel economy to help them go the extra mile will find the Kia lineup does more than provide.  

Not only does Kia offer exceptional variation in its lineup, but its 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is set to keep you and your vehicle covered for far longer than GMC. Kia offers shoppers more options, better coverage, and a lasting promise.  

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If you want to test out any vehicle from the Kia lineup, head over to our online inventory to view our full range of in-stock Kia vehicles. Whether you opt for an adventure-set crossover or a spacious full-size SUV, you can find it at Friendly Kia. Contact a member of our team today for more information.