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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

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2021 Kia
Telluride

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MSRP*
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$29,390 to $42,590
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$32,190 to $44,390
Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $31,064 to $42,393
MPG - City 21 - 24 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Kia Sorento, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the Kia Telluride.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Kia Telluride, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Telluride. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Sorento will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Telluride.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Sorento is slightly shorter than the Kia Telluride, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sorento transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Telluride.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sorento has a little less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Utility
The Kia Sorento has less seating than the Kia Telluride, making the Kia Telluride the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Sorento has less cargo space than the Kia Telluride, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Kia Sorento comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Telluride.