If you’re looking for a big SUV that can take you and your family on monumental adventures, the third-row SUV segment is for you. Full of interior space and imbued with comfort accents, this segment is crafted for those who know that the best journeys are the ones that are shared. Within this segment, competition has become fierce, with some manufacturers producing multiple models and luxury manufacturers joining the chase to be the preferred family vehicle.
Brand-new for 2020, the Kia Telluride is a model that feels much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. With comfortable room for up to eight passengers, the 2020 Kia Telluride thrives on being a challenger model in a segment full of SUVs that are fine looking like everything else on the road. Up against the 2020 Kia Telluride today, we have the 2020 Chevy Traverse. Let’s see how they do:
2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
|3.8-liter V6 (23 combined MPG)||Base engine (fuel economy)||3.6-liter V6 (21 combined MPG)|
|41.4 inches/42.4 inches||Legroom (first row/second row)||41 inches/38.4 inches|
|Yes||Standard Adaptive Cruise Control?||No|
|5,000 lbs.||Base towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|8-inch, full-color touchscreen||Standard infotainment unit||7-inch touchscreen|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
The 2020 Kia Telluride ain’t nothing to mess with. By offering drivers third-row transportation that far exceeds simple competency, the Telluride has made its mark in less than a year and become the SUV to beat in order to win the segment.
Fortunately for Kia, and us by extension, nobody has come close to beating the value and all-encompassing appeal of the 2020 Kia Telluride.
In the chart above, you can see that Chevrolet has tried with the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, but still can’t match the incredible value provided by the 2020 Kia Telluride. With the 2020 Kia Telluride, you’re getting a bigger engine that is paradoxically more fuel-efficient, more interior space for passengers, higher towing capacity and better infotainment/technology.
We happen to think the Chevrolet Traverse is one of the better-looking models in the segment (compared to the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Palisade and Nissan Pathfinder at least). Still, the 2020 Kia Telluride has a luxurious edge that no other mass-market manufacturer has been able to touch. It’s muscular and stately, calling to mind luxury models that cost two or three times as much.
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