2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

Black 2021 Kia Telluride and gray 2021 Toyota Highlander

If you are in the market for a new premium SUV there’s no better choice on the market than a 2021 Kia Telluride. The luxury-inspired SUV makes room for seven to eight passengers depending on the trim level, leaving room for 21 cubic feet of cargo space even when all three rows of seating are occupied. The 2021 Telluride builds off the success of last year’s model while staying affordable at a starting price of $31,990.

The Kia Telluride lineup includes the LX, S, EX, and SX trim levels and brings in a new special appearance package – the Nightfall Edition. The 2021 Kia Telluride is an easy choice for shoppers around Tampa Bay, but for those still on the fence, we’ve put the 2021 Telluride up against the 2021 Toyota Highlander to show you why this Kia SUV lands on top.

2021 Kia Telluride


2021 Toyota Highlander

3.8-liter GDI 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
21 cubic feet/46 cubic feet/87 cubic feet Cargo Capacity (Behind third row/second row/first row) 16 cubic feet/48.2 cubic feet/84.3 cubic feet
8-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen available Infotainment system 8-inch touchscreen standard | 12.3-inch touchscreen available
Available Second-Row Captain’s Chairs Available
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$31,990 Starting MSRP $34,810

2021 Kia Telluride Wins by a Landslide in SUV Competition

The 2021 Kia Telluride hits every luxury-level mark for a mass-market price. Drivers will enjoy the latest in-demand features and amenities in every member of the Telluride lineup. No matter which trim level shoppers choose they are sure to find everything they need in a new 2021 Telluride.

To showcase just how packed the lineup for the 2021 Telluride is, we’ve laid out some of the key features you can find in this Kia SUV below.

  • SOFINO Synthetic leather seat trim
  • UVO link Telematics
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Rear Park Distance Warning – Reverse Sensors
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • One-Touch Sliding and Folding Second-Row Seats
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

If you are looking to get behind the wheel of a new 2021 Kia Telluride in the Tampa Bay area, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.