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

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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Kia Telluride

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

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$31,890 to $43,790
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $30,773 to $41,601 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 19 - 20 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 24 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride.

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

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). The Kia Telluride is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Telluride will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Sorento.

Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Telluride, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

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

The Kia Telluride has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering 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 Telluride and the Kia Sorento.

The Kia Telluride offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sorento, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Telluride has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

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