If you heard a loud gasp sometime around late 2017, it may have been the automotive industry collectively losing their composure over the announcement of the 2020 Kia Telluride. Promising to bring Kia’s signature focus on value into the competitive full-size SUV class, the Telluride beefed up the beautiful styling of the concept, added seats and presented an interior that is likely to become award-winning and iconic. Simply put, the 2020 Kia Telluride looks like a vehicle twice its starting price and has no problem going head-to-head against other manufacturers’ luxury-line vehicles.
Today, we’re comparing the 2020 Kia Telluride with the 2019 Lexus GX SUV. As a body-on-frame SUV, the Lexus GX trades off some maneuverability and handling prowess for off-road chops. As a daily-driver for families, can it hold up to the incredible value of the brand-new Kia Telluride? Let’s find out!
2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Lexus GX 460
|3.8L V6 (291 horsepower)||Base engine (power)||4.6L V8 (301 horsepower)|
|8-speed automatic||Standard transmission||6-speed automatic|
|23 combined MPG||Standard fuel economy||16 combined MPG|
|8 passengers in three rows||Maximum passengers||7 passengers in three rows|
|42.4 inches||Second-row legroom||34.1 inches|
|87 cubic feet||Maximum cargo space||64.7 cubic feet|
|Standard on all trim levels||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility||Not available on any trim levels|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/70,000 miles|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Bumper-to-bumper warranty||4 years/50,000 miles|
Wow. Before starting this, we expected a much closer race than this turned out to be. When comparing the two side by side, we see that the 2020 Kia Telluride trounces the 2019 Lexus GX 460 in nearly every single metric.
Although the GX 460 has a bigger engine with 10 more horsepower than the 2020 Kia Telluride, it can’t come close to matching the incredible standard fuel economy provided by Kia’s full-size crossover warrior.
If you’re looking for space for passengers and cargo, the 2020 Kia Telluride has it. More passengers will travel in superior comfort in the 2020 Kia Telluride than they will in the 2019 Lexus GX 460, despite the latter’s claim as a luxury SUV.
Creature comforts like standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration make the Telluride an even more appealing choice over the aging GX 460.
Finally, luxury and confidence come in the form of a longer warranty which promises more coverage for anything that may arise with your vehicle – adding greater value to owning it.
You’d imagine the Telluride would be close in price to the 2019 Lexus GX 460, but it’s not even close. You can get the fully-equipped 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD and still be almost $10,000 short of what the base-model 2019 Lexus GX 460 will set you back.
See for yourself. Click the button to the right to schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride today!