2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

Are you looking for an SUV to fit your growing family? There are two newer SUV’s that sit eight people, the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Keep reading our 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Toyota Highlander comparison and decide which vehicle is right for you and your family. From the outside, the two vehicles look very different. The Kia Telluride looks like a powerful SUV that will be reliable and comfortable for your family. The Toyota Highlander looks like a slightly improved station wagon that would not be able to tow or carry everything a growing family needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of the 2020 Kia Telluride, or click the link below to shop the inventory that we have at Kia of Pulyallup, WA.

2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Toyota Highlander

291 Standard Horsepower 185
5,000lbs Standard Towing 1,500lbs
21.0 cubic feet Cargo Room 13.8 cubic feet
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring System Available

Which three-row SUV is better: 2020 Kia Telluride or 2019 Toyota Highlander

Do you want an SUV that not only looks powerful, but has the horsepower to match? The standard Kia Telluride engine has 291 horsepower to pump out 262 pound-feet of torque, and it can tow 5,000 pounds. The standard Kia Telluride can tow 3,500 more pounds than the standard Toyota Highlander. In order to match the towing capabilities, you would have to upgrade to the LE V6 trim level which increases the price you pay by $2,000.

If you are going to invest in a large SUV, you would expect the cargo space to match. The Toyota Highlander only has 13.8 cubic feet of cargo room with all the seats up. The Kia Telluride has 21.0 cubic feet with all the seats up. Collapsing the third row down gives you 46 cubic feet and folding the second row down gives you 87 cubic feet of space to put your goodies. Talk about spacious!

Do you ever miss the vehicle that is hanging out in your blind spot when you check over your shoulder to change lanes? That is no longer an issue with the Kia Telluride. A blind-spot monitoring system comes standard on this SUV. However, you would have to go up five trims to the Toyota XLE V6 to have the blind-spot monitoring system. This trim increase also comes with an $8,000 price increase for the vehicle.