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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse

Classic Kia Carrollton is home to a full slate of the automaker’s crossover SUVs. The dealership’s customers can view models that are light and nimble, spacious for cargo and passengers as well as models that are highly capable. For the new model year, Kia has introduced a platform that checks each of those categories and more. A comparison of the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse shows how Kia is ready to take on the best of what this highly competitive class of the automotive industry has to offer.

There are a few areas where the 2020 Telluride and 2019 Traverse trade leads back and forth, but at the end of the day, the all-new Kia crossover SUV is more than a match for its Chevrolet rival. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 972-798-6900.

Both the 2019 Kia Telluride and 2019 Chevy Traverse have very adaptable interiors that can accommodate seven or eight passengers, depending on which trim grade a buyer chooses to take home. Additionally, Kia and Chevrolet engineers have gone through great pains to ensure riders sitting in the second and third rows of either crossover SUV will be as comfortable as possible. Although the 2020 Kia Telluride is able to offer significantly more legroom to passengers sitting in the middle of the vehicle than what is available in the Chevy Traverse. Technology is more important to crossover SUV owners than ever before. Again, both vehicles offer smartphone-compatible infotainment systems and several active safety systems. The Kia Telluride has been praised by independent reviews for offering more safety systems across its entire lineup. Traverse buyers will need to move up several versions to match this availability.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Chevy Traverse

3.8-L, V-6 Engine 3.6-L, V-6
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 310/266
5,000 lbs. Towing 5,000 lbs.
20/26 Fuel Economy 18/27


Performance Specs

At this level of the crossover SUV class, the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Chevy Traverse need to offer enough performance to stand out from the rest of the pack – a goal each vehicle easily meets. The 2020 Telluride uses a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission for all four of its available trim grades for sale or lease at Classic Kia Carrollton. Customers can expect the new Kia crossover SUV to make 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The standard powertrain used by the 2019 Chevy Traverse is a V-6 engine attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It does make a bit more horsepower and torque than the 2020 Telluride. However, both crossover SUVs have the same maximum towing capacity.

Chevy customers will have to add a trailering package to get the most possible towing capacity from the Traverse. All versions of the 2020 Kia Telluride call tow up to 5,000 pounds with no extras added to the vehicle. The 2020 Telluride can also record better highway fuel economy scores than its 2019 Chevy Traverse competitor.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.
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