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 $43,794 $47,140
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD 20 25 $45,557 $49,040
Pathfinder S 2WD 21 26 $32,194 $34,640
Pathfinder S 4WD 21 27 $33,958 $36,540
Pathfinder SL 2WD 21 26 $37,670 $40,540
Pathfinder SL 4WD 21 27 $39,433 $42,440
Pathfinder SV 2WD 21 26 $34,811 $37,460
Pathfinder SV 4WD 21 27 $36,575 $39,360
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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 35 $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
$43,794
$36,979

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,590
$47,140
$40,335

Monthly Payment Estimate

$660 / month
$786 / 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

8.4 7.7 5.0

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150 -

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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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
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
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  • Lease: From $449 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: $325 off your lease
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 36 months
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