2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE split screen comparison image

Being able to go places other vehicles can’t is a huge reason why people are moving from sedans and wagons to crossovers. Not paying for pickup-truck-equivalent fuel efficiencies has made the crossover a great alternative to the larger SUV. As the crossover segment has grown in popularity, models with the luxury and cargo-carrying abilities of SUVs have likewise arisen to offer drivers off-road capability, towing power, plenty of interior space and a comfortable and convenient ride that won’t cost you at the gas pump.

The upcoming Kia Telluride aims to provide the most value in this segment of luxury SUVs. By combining Kia’s sterling modern reliability record with a vehicle that punches above its weight in terms of style and features offered, Kia is seeking to sway shoppers away from overpriced “luxury-class” entries like the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Today, we’re comparing the two:

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

8 Seating for 5
3.8L Naturally-aspirated V6 Base engine 3.0L turbocharged V6
8-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed
Likely standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
TBA. Likely < $35,000 Starts at $55,000

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Drivers have traditionally chosen more-expensive luxury vehicles from German manufacturers for their design and dependability. With the 2020 Kia Telluride, Kia has shown that terms like sophistication, class and elegance don’t belong to anybody or any one manufacturer. The 2020 Kia Telluride is striking and composed, featuring muscular body-style, athletic ride height and plenty of thoughtful accents throughout the exterior and interior.

With a robust 3.8L V6 engine at the helm, the 2020 Kia Telluride has the power to allow you to tow up to 5,000 lbs. and accelerate quickly and confidently to pass at highway speeds.

Technology is seemingly another huge focus on the 2020 Kia Telluride, which offers an available 10.25-inch infotainment display and, presumably, standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality.

With the Telluride slated to be a massive hit and an industry-leader, folks are already lining up to test-drive, lease and purchase one. If you’d like to make sure we have a model set aside for you when the first batch arrives, let us know! Click below to fill out a short form and we’ll reach out to you when the Telluride has arrived.