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.
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.
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.