2020 Kia Telluride vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

With the Telluride, Kia becomes the final mainstream automaker to offer a big three-row crossover SUV.

Being late to the party means buyers will have to be lured out of the aging but still excellent Honda Pilot or away from the appealing new 2020 Ford Explorer.

The Toyota Highlander remains a strong choice for its spacious interior and thrifty hybrid option.

We like the Chevy Traverse’s styling and its spacious interior, but active safety tech is a puzzlingly expensive option.

The Subaru Ascent has been a smash hit in its first year on the market for its appealing blend of value, safety, and interior space.

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2020 Toyota Highlander XLE2020 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
7.5
There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.
5.8
The 2020 Chevy Traverse is a three-row family mainstay with plentiful interior space.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
6.3
The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
7.2
The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
MSRP From     
$31,890$29,800$32,765$31,650$31,995$34,600
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehiclesStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
LX FWDFWD 4-Door LBase RWDLX 2WD8-PassengerL FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
887888
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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