When comparing the Kia brand to the Tesla brand, Kia has the advantage in the areas of used car pricing, depreciation and variety of models offered. Tesla has the advantage in the areas of horsepower, fuel efficiency, towing capacity, safety, retained value and vehicle rankings.
Kia versus Tesla: Pricing and Value
Kia has a lower used vehicle starting price in 3 out of 3 comparisons. Kia models depreciate at a lower (better) rate in 1 out of 1 comparisons. The lower overall prices for Kia, plus their lower depreciation rate, gives Kia the overall advantage over Tesla.
Kia versus Tesla: Horsepower, Fuel Efficiency and Towing Capacity
Tesla vehicles offer higher maximum horsepower numbers in their base trim in 3 out of 3 model comparisons. Tesla offers a longer driving range in 1 out of 1 model comparisons. Tesla offers a greater towing capacity in 3 out of 3 comparisons.
Kia versus Tesla: Quality, Reliability, Safety, and Value Retention Ratings
Tesla has better safety ratings in 1 out of 2 comparisons. Kia and Tesla tie for safety in 1 comparisons. Tesla shows higher ratings for retained value in 1 out of 1 comparisons.
Safest Car Rankings
Tesla has the better car ranking in 1 category: Model X in Safest Electric SUVs.
Best Resale Value Rankings
Available Body Styles
Kia offers 12 SUVs, 1 wagon, 4 sedans, 1 hatchback, and 1 minivan. In comparison, Tesla offers 2 SUVs and 2 sedans.
Kia offers 11 gasoline vehicles, 3 hybrids, 3 plug-in hybrids, and 2 electric vehicles. Tesla offers 4 electric vehicles.
Kia offers 11 all-wheel-drive models, 15 front-wheel-drive models, and 2 rear-wheel-drive models. Tesla offers 4 all-wheel-drive models and 2 rear-wheel-drive models.