Third-row SUVs allow you to take friends, family and a ton of gear on any and all adventures on which you may embark. Their cavernous interiors, 7-8 passenger seating capacities and high ride height mean the beach and trail alike are as attainable and pleasant to get to as the corner shop. With towing abilities that frequently top two tons, you’ll also find the third-row SUV class to be a treasured ally when the gear your adventures demand needs a small set of wheels beneath it.
Debuting this year, the 2020 Kia Telluride has already rocketed into popularity as a class favorite and future icon. From the gigantic grille to the stunning signature daytime running lights all the way back along the muscular and boxy side panels to the luxurious tail-gate, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a special SUV. Up against the 2020 Kia Telluride is an SUV that hasn’t been changed in over ten years. Let’s see how they do:
2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Dodge Journey
|3.8-liter V6 (291 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||2.4-liter 4-cylinder (173 horsepower)|
|8-speed automatic||Standard transmission||4-speed automatic|
|Standard||Active safety features||Not available|
|8-inch touchscreen||Standard infotainment||4.3-inch touchscreen|
|5,000 lbs. for all models||Towing capacity range||1,000 lbs. – 2,500 lbs.|
|41.4 inches/42.4 inches||Legroom (first row/second row)||40.8 inches/36.1 inches|
|87 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||67.6 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
Look above and the difference between new and old vehicle design and engineering becomes clear. For Kia, the 2020 Kia Telluride is imbued with state-of-the-art technology, a trend-setting exterior design and driver-focused amenities. For Dodge, the 2019 Dodge Journey has little to convince us that it’s from this decade, much less a competitor in the third-row SUV space.
On the outside, the Kia Telluride cuts a strong and majestic silhouette compared to the slouchy one the Journey has. Step inside, however, and the difference becomes undeniable even for the most avid fans of the storied Dodge badge. The 2020 Kia Telluride offers drivers standard features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, an 8-inch touchscreen, Kia Drive Wise active safety features and seating for an additional passenger.
In terms of capability, the most expensive Dodge Journey available is only able to tow half the cargo that you’ll be able to bring along with the base model 2020 Kia Telluride. The extra 118 horsepower don’t hurt for accelerating and passing either, especially considering the minimal difference in weight between the two.
Finally, the 2020 Kia Telluride is manufactured by the brand who has now won J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Award for three years in a row. Beyond that, it’s backed by an industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, ensuring you can count on it for years to come.
Don’t wait up! Contact us today to schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride!