With so many options to choose from in the midsize SUV segment, it can be tough deciding which option is best for you. We get it. How does an automaker separate themselves from the competition? The key isn’t to just deliver exceptional performance and compelling interior amenities; one must also these features at an affordable price. The second part there is where most fall short. Let’s be real: it’s simply not feasible for most of us to buy a new Mercedes-Benz or Lexus, as those can get pricey. The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is where it’s at. Since its introduction as a concept in 2016, the Telluride is now a reality. Remarkably luxurious and priced surprisingly low, the Telluride is a top option in its segment. Check out this matchup to see how the 2020 Kia Telluride compares to the 2020 Toyota Highlander!
2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Toyota Highlander
|$31,690||MSRP||N/A (somewhere around $34,000)|
|3.8L V6||Engine||3.6L V6|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|21 cubic ft||Standard Cargo Space||13.8 cubic ft|
Toyota is always a worthy competitor, but Kia is definitely right up there with them. Under the hood sits a 3.8L V6 engine that delivers 291 horsepower. You don’t want performance like that going unprotected, do you? Of course not. That’s why the Telluride includes a lengthy 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, which will protect you from any damage or malfunction under the hood caused by a factory defect. Toyota only offers a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, which will end much quicker.
Inside the Telluride you’ll find everything you’d expect from a luxury automaker, so it may shock you to learn that all these features are from Kia. Housed in the center console is a large 10.25-inch touchscreen display for all your audio and infotainment needs as well as voice-command navigation. Access all your phone’s features by syncing it to the touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and select music to jam to from the Harman/Kardon® 10-speaker audio system. Some of the other features you’ll find available in the 2020 Telluride include dual sunroofs, heated/ventilated seating, wireless smartphone charging, Blind Spot View Monitor, and much more.
Toyota has a lot to work on if they want the Highlander to compare favorably to the all-new Telluride. Learn more about Kia’s newest SUV by contacting our team or schedule a test drive on our website today!