Thursday, September 23, 2021
News Combined, Hyundai And Kia Outsell GM In 3-Row SUVs

Combined, Hyundai And Kia Outsell GM In 3-Row SUVs

Competition is fierce in the 3-row midsize SUV segment and Hyundai and Kia are crushing it


  • GM’s has far more experience in the midsize 3-row SUV segment.

  • Hyundai and Kia only introduced viable options in the last two years.


Up until recently, Hyundai and Kia were just about never considered as brands that provide decent midsize 3-row SUVs. Hyundai once sold a Veracruz (we’ve not seen one in a while either) which was replaced with the last-generation Santa Fe XL while Kia’s Sorento had a 3rd row for a while. Only recently however have the Korean brands introduced competitive offerings. So competitive in fact that they’re outselling GMs.

2021 Hyundai Palisade | Photo: Hyundai

You’ll not likely find a bad or terrible review online of the new Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. For the most part, they provide value, space, comfort, and styling and so much of it that, when combined along with the Kia Sorento, they’ve outsold the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse. The exclusion of the Buick Enclave is purposeful as it is considered a premium or luxury product, according to GM Authority, compared to the other mainstream brands.

In the segment, the Ford Explorer reigns supreme at the moment, followed by the Toyota Highlander, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, Volkswagen Atlas after which we find the Palisade, Telluride, Sorento, and GMC Acadia.

2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2021 Chevrolet Traverse | Photo: Chevrolet

The battle in this hotly-contested segment is far from over as Jeep is on the way with the all-new Grand Cherokee L and new or revised models like the Nissan Pathfinder are introduced regularly.

All-New 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Is Priced From $52,495 In Canada

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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