|2017 GMC Terrain||2017 Kia Sorento|
|2.4-liter, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.4-liter, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-Speed Auto.|
2017 GMC Terrain vs. 2017 Kia Sorento
The current model of the GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV is the last of its generation. Before the new GMC crossover SUV is unveiled to the public, the automaker has positioned the Terrain to hold its own for one more model year. Comparing the 2017 GMC Terrain vs. 2017 Kia Sorento shows just how well this plan is working. Ahead of the introduction of the next generation of the Terrain, GMC engineers and designers have continued the vehicle’s list of high-tech features as well as making new appearance and accessory packages available to Don Wheaton buyers.
GMC has a storied history in the automotive community when it comes to building world-class pickup trucks. Every ounce of this experience has been translated into the automaker’s lineup of crossover SUVs. Both vehicles have a very similar array of standard features including a number of power accessories, including power windows, locks as well as Bluetooth connectivity. In previous years, the Terrain was one of a very few vehicles in its class that featured Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay compatibility. The 2017 Sorento now has this same capability. Although the fact that GMC was an early adopter means customers can do a few additional things not found with the Kia SUV. The GMC 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot remains a feature that is largely only found with the Terrain and the rest of its General Motors cousins.
Performance of the 2017 Terrain
At the base level the 2017 Terrain and 2017 Sorento are both powered by four-cylidner engines. While the Kia crossover SUV enjoys the slimmest of the horsepower advantages, the 2017 Terrain more than makes up for it with fuel consumption scores that are equal to or better than the Sorento. In the event a Don Wheaton customer looking for more performance to come with their 2017 Terrain purchase or lease, a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine is available that will make more than 300 horsepower. A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is available for the Sorento that has been criticized by independent reviewers for lacking athleticism as well as real-world efficiency.