2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Telluride

vs.

2020 Kia Sorento
$31,990

Starting MSRP

$26,990
3.8L V6

Base Engine

2.4L I-4 Cylinder
291 hp

Horsepower

185 hp
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

2,000 to 5,000 pounds
87 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

73 cubic feet
19 city/24 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

21 city/26 hwy

Which new Kia SUV will provide the capabilities and interior space your Columbus family has been searching for: the Kia Sorento, or Telluride? There’s a lot to consider, including differences in their performance, interior space, and more. In the guide below, Celebration Kia helps you reach a well-informed decision by comparing the Kia Telluride vs. Kia Sorento in-depth! 

Kia Telluride vs. Sorento: Safety Technology

Whether you choose the Kia Sorento or Telluride, you can get from Delaware to Dublin with the confidence that comes from essential driver-assist features for traffic monitoring. However, due to the higher starting price of the Kia Telluride ($31,990 MSRP vs. $26,990 MSRP for the Sorento), you’ll find a few more standard offerings in the new Telluride, including:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Safe exit assist system

These features are available in the Sorento, but you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to gain access. 

Kia Telluride vs. Kia Sorento: Capabilities

How do the performance specs of the Kia Telluride vs. Kia Sorento shake out? The Telluride is equipped with a more powerful base engine that produces more horsepower and torque. However, if fuel economy is your main concern, you may be more interested in the Sorento, which offers higher efficiency than the Telluride:

Kia Telluride Engine: 3.8L V6 

  • 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Kia Sorento Base Engine: 2.4 L I-4

  • 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Kia Telluride vs. Sorento Dimensions

As you shop for your next Kia SUV, you’ll certainly want to compare the Kia Telluride vs. Sorento dimensions. The Telluride is a larger SUV that offers more cargo space for your family’s road trips, but the headroom and legroom in each SUV are pretty similar:

Kia Telluride Interior Dimensions

  • Front Headroom: 40.9 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches
  • Cargo Volume to 1st Row: 87 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to 2nd Row: 46 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to 3rd Row: 21 cubic feet

Kia Sorento Interior Dimensions

  • Front Headroom: 39.5 inches
  • Front Legroom: 44.1 inches
  • Cargo Volume to 1st Row: 73 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to 2nd Row: 38 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to 3rd Row: 11.3 cubic feet

Kia Sorento or Telluride: Make the Decision at Celebration Kia!

Still having trouble determining whether the Kia Sorento or Telluride is right for you and your family? You can test drive both vehicles at Celebration Kia today! Contact us to set up an appointment in Lewis Center. In the meantime, you can get pre-approved when you apply for financing online.

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