2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Acura MDX

split screen comparison between 2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Acura MDX

Although we had already seen the Telluride concept in its luxurious and futuristic form at a few auto shows, when Kia announced they were going to be putting the full-size SUV into production, expectations were managed. After all, Kia’s lineup is a testament to value and although the manufacturer gives you a ton of features from the base model up, they still hadn’t quite cracked the luxury market with any of their entry-level models. Seeing the 2020 Kia Telluride in person, however, changed that.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is a muscular and crafted SUV that beckons drivers to enjoy the amenities and style of a range-topping vehicle with a price tag to match the mass-market models. Step inside and Kia’s commitment to democratizing luxury becomes more apparent. Today, we’re seeing how the 2020 Kia Telluride compares to Honda’s luxury full-size SUV, the Acura MDX.

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Acura MDX

3.8L V6 (291 horsepower) Engine (horsepower) 23 MPG
8 passengers Max. passenger capacity 7 passengers
5,000 lbs. Base towing capacity 3,500 lbs.
41.4 inches/42.4 inches Legroom (front row/second row) 41.4 inches/38.5 inches
21 cubic feet/46 cubic feet Cargo volume (to third row/to second row) 15.8 cubic feet/43.4 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Standard engine/powertrain warranty 6 years/72,000 miles
23 MPG EPA-estimated combined MPG 23 MPG
$33,690 MSRP starts at $45,295

2020 Kia Telluride Proves Luxury Doesn't Need a Separate Badge

Look at the comparison chart above, and it becomes abundantly apparent why the 2020 Kia Telluride is making light-luxury manufacturers like Acura shake in their boots. With the 2020 Kia Telluride, you’re getting a vehicle that delivers so much more for less.

Among those things the 2020 Kia Telluride does better than the Acura MDX from the base model up:

  • You’ll tow 1,500 lbs. more than the Acura MDX.
  • You’ll have room for more passengers than the Acura MDX.
  • You’ll have more horsepower at your right foot than the Acura MDX.
  • Despite this, you’ll get about the same fuel economy as the Acura MDX.
  • You’ll rely on your vehicle with a significantly longer warranty than the Acura MDX.
  • Most importantly, you’ll spend over $10,000 less than you would on the Acura MDX.

The 2020 Kia Telluride proves you really can have it all and have it all at a better price. We’ve got plenty of 2020 Kia Telluride models in stock now. Don’t wait up. Stop by today to test-drive one and see for yourself how Kia is changing the luxury game for the entire automotive market.