2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

Green 2020 Kia Telluride and silver 2020 Toyota Highlander

Thrill-seekers everywhere know there’s no better way to head out on an adventure than by being surrounded by family or friends. With that in mind, the best match for your next adventure is a full-size SUV, big enough to carry you and your closest friends.

The 2020 Kia Telluride has been at the top of its class since it first debuted. With more than 60 awards under its belt, there’s no question about what this vehicle has to offer in terms of capability, power, and versatility. Not only does this vehicle check every box, but it does it for an affordable cost. See how it compares to one of its pricier competitors, the 2020 Toyota Highlander, below.

2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Toyota Highlander

3.8-liter V6 engine Base engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
291 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 295 horsepower | 263 pound-feet of torque
8-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
5,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
21 cubic feet/46 cubic feet/87 cubic feet Cargo Volume (Behind third row/second row/first row) 16 cubic feet/48.4 cubic feet/84.3 cubic feet
8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Standard Infotainment Center and Connectivity 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2020 Kia Telluride Delivers All Highs and No Lows

The 2020 Kia Telluride lineup starts off at a modest $31,890 manufacturer suggested retail price. Meanwhile, the 2020 Highlander lineup kicks up its starting manufacturer suggested retail price to $34,600. Not only is the starting MSRP of the base 2020 Telluride lower than the Highlander, but the price of the top Telluride trim level falls far below that of the Highlander. The elite 2020 Telluride SX comes in at a starting MSRP of $41,790, while the top Highlander trim starts off at a skyrocketed $50,200.

It is only fitting to wrap a powerful vehicle like the 2020 Kia Telluride in dominating color options. The crisp and bold lineup of colors available for the Telluride enhances the muscular stature and design of this Kia SUV. The exterior color palette for the 2020 Telluride includes Dark Moss, Snow White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Gravity Grey, Ebony Black, Black Copper, and Sangria. The 2020 Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, offers shoppers eight exterior paint options in its palette of muted colors. 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander has received improvements over last year’s model, however even with its upgrades it still falls short of what the Telluride has to offer. The 2020 Kia Telluride is the total package. From an affordable sticker price to a power-packed performance to its athletic design – the Telluride delivers it all. When you wrap up everything the Telluride has to offer into one package, it’s no question on why this is the model you should choose.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Telluride or its availability in New Port Richey, FL, contact a member of our team today.