2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia
Telluride

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$31,890 to $43,790
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $30,773 to $41,601
MPG - City 18 - 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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. The Kia Sorento will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than 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 its lower torque engine, the Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Telluride.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Telluride, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sorento and 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.