Compare 2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Kia Telluride
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EX V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 24 $35,414 $37,290
Sorento EX V6 FWD 19 26 $33,679 $35,490
Sorento L FWD 22 29 $25,952 $26,990
Sorento LX AWD 21 26 $28,736 $29,890
Sorento LX FWD 22 29 $26,966 $28,090
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 24 $31,227 $32,390
Sorento LX V6 FWD 19 26 $29,459 $30,590
Sorento S V6 AWD 18 24 $33,665 $34,990
Sorento S V6 FWD 19 26 $31,896 $33,190
Sorento SX V6 AWD 18 24 $39,512 $41,890
Sorento SX V6 FWD 19 26 $37,792 $40,090
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,521 $39,290
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,611 $37,290
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,703 $33,890
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $30,773 $31,890
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,019 $36,290
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,089 $34,290
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $41,601 $43,790
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $39,701 $41,790

2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride are both three-row crossover SUVs that share similar missions to get the family to soccer practice on time. The biggest question for shoppers: How many players do you need to haul and how many shin guards and cleats do you need to carry in the back?

Both the Sorento and Telluride offer three rows of seats, value, style, and easy-to-use tech. The larger, sharper-looking Telluride wins both on paper and in our hearts with a TCC Rating of 7.3 versus the Sorento’s 6.5. We even named the Telluride our Best Car To Buy 2020. Which of these crossover SUVs fits your needs best?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,414
$37,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,290
$39,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$655 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Sorento skimps on third-row seating, but in all other respects it’s a more than respectable crossover SUV. There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.4 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 59.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.2 157.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 58.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.4 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8
Length, Overall (in)
189 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 68.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 67.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 78.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.3 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38 46
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73 87
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 5200 262 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 3.8 L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 291 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.65
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.90
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.80
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Kia Telluride
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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