Kia’s newest SUV model is also one of the most luxurious to ever come off of the Korean manufacturer’s assembly line. With a robust body that calls to mind rugged body-on-frame SUVs, a huge set of comfort and convenience technology features that make every mile a smile and interior space that rivals a minivan. Aside from that, however, it’s a beautiful testament to the power of design from a brand that doesn’t have to save their best for a meaningless “luxury badge.”
Today, we’re doing something we wouldn’t have necessarily thought a good use of our time even 10 years ago. We’re comparing Kia and Cadillac. Today, the 2020 Kia Telluride faces off against the similarly brand-new 2020 Cadillac XT6 in a battle of luxury crossover SUVs. Which will wind up on top? Let’s find out!
2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Cadillac XT6
|3.8-liter V6 (23 combined MPG)||Base engine (fuel efficiency)||3.6-liter V6 (20 combined MPG)|
|Yes||Standard Adaptive Cruise Control?||No|
|8 passengers||Maximum passenger capacity||7 passengers|
|41.4 inches / 42.4 inches||Legroom (first row/second row)||41.2 inches / 39.1 inches|
|5,000 lbs.||Maximum towing||1,500 lbs.|
|87 cubic feet||Maximum cargo space||78.7 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/72,000 miles|
The Kia Telluride does a lot to make the case that Kia has entered the luxury segment without a separate badge. Unlike Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, GM, Ford and others, Kia has their best and most stylish models available with their badge on them.
The differences between the Kia Telluride and Cadillac XT6 are plentiful. For starters, the 2020 Kia Telluride has a more efficient, though similarly-sized, V6 engine. You’ll also find standard Adaptive Cruise Control which allows you to maintain a safe following distance without ever touching the gas or brake pedals.
As far as capability is concerned, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a stronger option. You’ll have more seats, more interior space for both passengers and cargo and a higher towing capacity making quick work of many challenges.
With a longer warranty at 10 years or 100,000 miles, you’ll also find the Kia Telluride to present a more confident ride on which you can count for up to a decade.
Besides it being available at Tampa Bay’s Friendliest dealership, our favorite thing about the Kia Telluride is its price. With an MSRP that’s $21,000+ less than that of the Cadillac XT6, you can use the difference to buy a second vehicle, upgrade your Telluride or even put a down payment on a nice home.
For more information on the 2020 Kia Telluride, contact us today!