2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Kia Telluride Vs 2019 Toyota 4Runner on split screen

Being able to offer an entire (large) family’s worth of people the ability to travel in comfort and ease over daunting terrain isn’t easy. It is, however, very desired and this appeal has made the third-row crossover/SUV class one of the most popular segments for automotive buyers. Shoppers who choose a vehicle in these segments get a vehicle that has the passenger/interior space of a minivan, the power to tow large trailers or campers and, of course, a vehicle that can take you places the old family station wagon just can’t.

The 2020 Kia Telluride arrives to this segment ready to dominate its third-row crossover competitors. With class-leading value courtesy of standard technology, an excellent price and the industry’s longest warranty, it quickly does away with the Highlanders and CX-9s of the world. How does it do against a truck-based SUV? Today, we’re going to find out by comparing the 2020 Kia Telluride to the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Toyota 4Runner

3.8L V6 (291 horsepower) Engine (horsepower) 4.0L V6 (270 horsepower)
23 combined MPG Base fuel economy 19 combined MPG
8-speed automatic Standard transmission 5-speed automatic
8 passengers Standard seating 7 passengers
8 inches Base infotainment screen 6.1 inches
Standard on all trim levels Active safety features Not available on any trim level
Standard on all trim levels Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration? Not available on any trim level
5,000 lbs. (all models) Towing capacity 5,000 lbs. (all models)
42.4 inches Second-row legroom 32.9 inches
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$30,890 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price* Starts at $35, 310

The Crossover that Can Do More

Although the 2020 Kia Telluride isn’t a body-on-frame, truck-based SUV like the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, looking at the chart above shows that it gives you so much more for less. When you choose the 2020 Kia Telluride, for instance, you’re getting a more powerful engine that is paradoxically also more fuel efficient.

You’re getting more seats for your passengers and more space for them to stretch out and enjoy the view as you cruise places other crossovers can’t. Inside, you’ll be more than just comfortable, however, you’ll have plenty of entertainment and information where you need it thanks to the standard 8-inch touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.

When you’ve got your 2020 Kia Telluride on the road, you can count on it to do more to protect you, thanks to standard Kia DRIVEWiSE active safety features.

Finally, the Telluride gives you all of this for almost $5,000 less than you’ll spend on the 4Runner. Best of all? Your 2020 Kia Telluride will be covered for years after Toyota has ended their backing of the 4Runner, ensuring you the greatest luxury of all – confidence.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Telluride or to test-drive this surprisingly capable and attractive model, contact us today!

*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 staff and subject to change based on model availability and other factors without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia.