There is no segment in the automotive industry that is as flexible as the crossover SUV class. Kia offers a wide range of vehicle options that can do just about anything a buyer needs it to do. For the new model year, the automaker has introduced the all-new Kia Telluride to be its range-topping model. A comparison between the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander will show just how serious Kia is taking its role as a leader in the automotive industry. In addition to offering a powerful engine as standard equipment, the 2020 Telluride holds a very clear advantage in standard technology over its Toyota Highlander rival.
The 2020 Kia Telluride is available for sale or lease at Classic Kia Carrollton. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 972-798-6900.
The 2020 Kia Telluride is one of the manufacturer’s first vehicles to be produced for the second decade of the 21st century and its litany of standard connectivity gear reflects that position. All four trims of the 2020 Telluride available at the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom are equipped with a cutting-edge infotainment system that is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Conversely, there is no version of the 2019 Toyota Highlander that offers these features. Additionally, future owners of the 2020 Telluride will see at least five USB charging ports spread throughout the passenger cabin. The new Telluride also edges out the Highlander in terms of available cargo volume. When the rear of the 2020 Telluride is properly configured, it can offer up to 87 cubic-feet versus fewer than 84 cubic-feet in the Highlander.
2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Toyota Highlander
Max. Cargo Volume
As impressive as all of the technology that comes with the 2020 Kia Telluride is, its performance is really what sets it apart from worthy competitors like the Toyota Highlander. Under the hood of every model at Classic Kia Carrollton is a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque with a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. On the other side of the equation is the aging 2019 Toyota Highlander. Buyers taking that route will get a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine as standard equipment that makes just 185 horsepower. In fairness, the V-6-powered version of the Highlander does make a little bit more power than the Telluride. However, both have the same towing capacity, so any advantage is quickly negated.