2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

split screen image with 2020 kia telluride and 2019 hyundai santa fe xl

Looking for a vehicle that can take you and your passengers on big adventures? Look no further than the third-row SUV segment, which features a huge range of vehicles devoted to one task – allowing you to do more with more people in tow. These vehicles typically feature large interior spaces – for both passengers and cargo, robust towing capacities and engines that allow you to smoothly accelerate to highway speeds and pass confidently while heading toward your next destination.

Despite its brand-new status, the 2020 Kia Telluride is among the cream of this crop – offering drivers and passengers alike industry-leading comfort, class-leading cargo volume and fuel efficiency numbers that make it as practical as it is pushy. Vying with the 2020 Kia Telluride for status as top dog of the third-row crossover class, is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – an extended wheelbase version of Hyundai’s mid-size crossover with seating for more. Let’s see how they compare!

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

3.8-liter V6 (291 horsepower) Standard engine (horsepower) 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower)
8-speed auto (23 combined MPG) Standard transmission (MPG) 6-speed auto (21 combined MPG)
8 passengers Standard seating 7 passengers
5,000 lbs. Base towing capacity 2,000 lbs.
42.4 inches Second-row legroom 40.4 inches
21 cubic feet/87 cubic feet Cargo volume (all seats up/all seats folded) 13.5 cubic feet/80 cubic feet
Yes – Kia DRIVEWiSE standard Active safety features Yes – Available at higher trim levels
8-inch touchscreen display Standard infotainment 7-inch touchscreen display
$30,555 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price* Starts at $30,950

The 2020 Kia Telluride Proves Itself Top of Class

Looking at the table above, it’s clear that the 2020 Kia Telluride has debuted way ahead of other models in its class. Some of the features and specs which put the 2020 Kia Telluride ahead of competition like the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL include its incredible powertrain, smooth and efficient transmission and gigantic standard towing capacity.

With the 2020 Kia Telluride, you get so much more room for passengers – specifically an extra seat over the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and some extra legroom for those passengers in the second row.

When it comes to traveling with your family, you’ll love the standard Kia DRIVEWiSE active safety features which use computers, sensors and cameras to keep you and your passengers safely on the road.

At Friendly Kia, we have Tampa Bay’s largest selection of 2020 Kia Telluride models waiting for you to swing by and test-drive. As Tampa Bay’s only dealership to be welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club, you’ll find that being Friendly makes all the difference.

*Best Friendly Kia VIP price is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia, subject to inventory and can be changed without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia today.