2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Telluride

White 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Telluride

There’s nothing quite like a Kia SUV. They offer space, power, technology, and comfort amenities that are hard the beat. They are reliable in every sense and every inch of them just looks downright good. But which one should you go with?

This is a classic question we get here at Friendly Kia, and with new models hitting the market soon, these questions are becoming even more frequent. This 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison guide is putting these two Kia SUVs head-to-head to help you decide which one is right for you. Will you go with the redesigned 2021 Sorento or the award-winning 2020 Telluride? Keep reading to find out.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Kia Telluride

2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine Base Engine 3.8-liter V6 engine
277 horsepower Power Specs 291 horsepower
8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.3-inch available Infotainment System 8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch available
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Connectivity Features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
Front-wheel drive standard | All-wheel drive available Drivetrain Front-wheel drive standard | Active On-Demand all-wheel drive available
110.8-inch wheelbase | 66.9 inches tall | 74.8 inches wide Overall Size 114.2-inch wheelbase | 68.9 inches tall |78.3 inches wide
Yes Hybrid Model Option No

Choosing a Kia SUV is Always the Right Decision

Aside from overall size and space, the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride have a lot of similarities to offer shoppers. Both Kia SUVs pump out incredible power on the road, with 277 horsepower coming from the Sorento and 291 horsepower from the Telluride. The engines that lie inside these two Kia SUVs are responsible for this power output. The 2021 Kia Sorento comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine, with additional engine options available throughout the lineup. Shoppers looking at the 2021 Sorento will even be able to choose from a variety of electric variants. The 2020 Kia Telluride features a more powerful standard engine under its hood – the 3.8-liter V6 engine – and this engine can be found in each member of the Telluride lineup.

Inside the cabin of both of these Kia SUVs shoppers will find a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. Shoppers can choose to upgrade each vehicle’s infotainment systems, with a 10.3-inch screen available in the Sorento and a 10.25-inch screen in the 2020 Telluride.

Shoppers looking for an overall larger vehicle will find that the 2020 Kia Telluride fits the bill. This Kia SUV sits at 68.9 inches tall, 78.3 inches wide, 196.9 inches long, and offers up to 87 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk. The slightly smaller Sorento still offers drivers plenty of space, measuring in at 66.9 inches tall and 74.8 inches wide.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Telluride or the 2021 Kia Sorento, visit our online inventory today.