Compare 2021 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Kia Telluride
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2022 Nissan Pathfinder
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,809 $39,590
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,899 $37,590
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,994 $34,190
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $31,064 $32,190
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,310 $36,590
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,380 $34,590
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $42,393 $44,390
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $40,577 $42,490
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Platinum 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder Platinum 2WD 21 26 $42,913 $46,190
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD 20 25 $44,676 $48,090
Pathfinder S 2WD 21 26 $31,053 $33,410
Pathfinder S 4WD 21 27 $32,816 $35,310
Pathfinder SL 2WD 21 26 $36,788 $39,590
Pathfinder SL 4WD 21 27 $38,551 $41,490
Pathfinder SV 2WD 21 26 $33,642 $36,200
Pathfinder SV 4WD 21 27 $35,405 $38,100
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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,979 $40,335
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,513 $38,735
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,493 $47,440
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,705 $45,490
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,428 $50,640
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,640 $48,690
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,546 $43,135
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $38,080 $41,535
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,493 $36,685
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $32,032 $35,085
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,502 $38,885
Highlander LE FWD 21 29 $34,041 $37,285
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,989 $45,990
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $40,209 $44,040
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,911 $49,190
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $43,131 $47,240
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $38,058 $41,685
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,597 $40,085
Highlander XSE AWD 20 27 $39,834 $43,630
Highlander XSE FWD 21 29 $38,054 $41,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,809
$42,913
$36,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,590
$46,190
$40,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$770 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder packs a value with good standard features and a roomy interior. The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.1 148 141.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 58.3 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.4 55
Second Leg Room (in)
42.4 35.5 41
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.1 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
58 56.3 57
Passenger Capacity
8 7 8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 60.8 59
Third Leg Room (in)
31.4 28 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 38.4 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 46.7 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.9 59.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.3 42
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.1 8
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 197 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 70.9 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.6 66.9 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 114.2 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.3 77.9 76
Track Width, Front (in)
67.2 66.9 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46 45 48.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87 80.5 84.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 16.6 16
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 79.8 -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 13.8 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13 13.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.5 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50HR20 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50HR20 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 600 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4470 4465
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5200 259 @ 4800 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.8 L/231 3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6000 284 @ 6400 243 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21 35
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.58 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.91 -
Trans Type
8 9 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.70 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.80 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.84 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.71 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Telluride Nissan Pathfinder Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.7 5.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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2021 Kia Telluride
  • 2022 Telluride available; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: $339 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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  • Lease: From $427/mo. (2021, est.)
  • Rebate: Get $500 off (2022)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2021)
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