In comparing the GMC Yukon's and the Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the GMC Yukon has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The Kia Telluride has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. Based on this comparison of the GMC Yukon's and the Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the GMC Yukon is a better car than the Kia Telluride.
GMC Yukon vs. Kia Telluride Pricing
For a new model, the GMC Yukon's price is between $67,968 and $102,191, with the Kia Telluride priced between $40,076 and $56,953.
GMC Yukon vs. Kia Telluride Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the GMC Yukon loses 43.6 percent of its value and the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value. This means the GMC Yukon retains 3.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the GMC Yukon’s base engine makes 355 horsepower, and the Kia Telluride base engine makes 291 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia Telluride has higher safety ratings than the GMC Yukon, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.