2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia just introduced an all-new SUV called the Telluride. It has three-rows and it’s the largest Kia SUV ever made, but what does that mean for the three-row Kia Sorento? Find out in our 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison. The Telluride carries a 2020 model year and the current model year for the Sorento is 2019 with a new model likely arriving in the coming months. However, for the time being, these are both the most recent offerings from Kia. Don’t worry, the Sorento isn’t going away.

If you want one of these models in the Puyallup area, then see the inventory that we have at Kia of Puyallup by clicking either of the links that we have below. Otherwise, keep reading to see how these two amazing Kia models compare.

2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Kia Sorento

$31,690 Starting MSRP $26,290
8 Max Seating Capacity 7
20-City/26-Highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 22-City/29-Highway
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard

Which three-row Kia SUV is right for your family?

The Telluride is the larger model and it comes with more standard features right out of the gate, hence why the starting MSRP is a little more. Rest assured, this model still offers a ton of value for its price, and both are great options. It just comes down to what features are more important to you, and we will get to that.

The Telluride is a bit larger than the Sorento, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the third row. The Sorento offers two seats in that back row but the Telluride is wider back there offering room for up to three people. The Telluride also offers more room for cargo behind those rear seats with up to 21 cubic-feet of cargo room. The Sorento offers 11.3 cubic-feet of cargo room behind the third row.

The Telluride is less efficient, but that’s because it comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine standard. This engine can deliver 291 horsepower and offers 5,000 pounds of towing capability standard. The Sorento comes with a 2.4-liter engine with 185 horsepower but it can be upgraded to a 3.3-liter V6 that offers similar power and fuel economy to the Telluride and can handle up to 5,000 pounds of trailer weight when fitted with AWD. Speaking of all-wheel drive, both are available with AWD on multiple trim levels.

Both of these models offer a ton of tech, and both come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features. The Telluride also includes adaptive cruise control standard which is a feature that comes on the Sorento, but only at higher trim levels. The Telluride even offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen with a heads-up display. To contrast, the Sorento offers an 8-inch touchscreen on its higher trim levels.