2020 Toyota Highlander
Features & Specs
2020 Kia Telluride
295 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
291 Horsepower
29 mpg
Highway Fuel Economy
26 mpg
8.0 inches
Ground Clearance
7.9 inches
8 Passengers
Maximum Seating Capacity
7 Passengers

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride

When your family is in need of a new vehicle, there are a lot of different things to consider from the amount of cargo room to how many passengers can it accommodate and everything in between. We know narrowing down all the options on the market today can be stressful and that is why we have created this comparison review! We have taken the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Kia Telluride and we are comparing all that they have to offer from engine power to trim levels and features. We are going to help you make the most informed decision, so keep reading below to find out how these SUVs stack up and which one we recommend!

2020 Toyota Highlander Power & Handling

In the 2020 model year, each and every Highlander model is powered by the same efficient and capable engine. This 3.5-liter V6 engine produces up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque and comes paired with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The standard drivetrain configuration is front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available for all trim levels.

2020 Kia Telluride Power & Handling

Each and every Kia Telluride is also powered by the same engine. This 3.8-liter V6 engine produces 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Just like with the Highlander, front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available.

2020 Toyota Highlander Features & Design

Families have five Toyota Highlander trim levels to choose from in the 2020 model year! The base model is called the L and it comes packed with features like Apple and Android smartphone integration, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, tri-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, and Toyota's Safety Sense 2.0 which is a suite of advanced driver safety aids. The upper trims, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum, come with features like a power liftgate, LED fog lights, blind-spot monitoring, a sunroof, second-row captain's chairs, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a JBL sound system, navigation, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, panoramic sunroof, digital rearview mirrors, and a driver's head-up display.

2020 Kia Telluride Features & Design

Kia only offers the Telluride in four trim levels. The base model is known as the LX and it comes with seven-passenger seating (no option to seat 8 passengers in this model), an 8-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, Apple and Android smartphone integration, and a suite of safety features. The upper trims, the S, EX, and SX, add to the LX with features like heated front seats, roof rails, a sunroof, second-row captain's chairs instead of a bench seat, a wireless phone charger, hands-free liftgate, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a larger information display in the instrument cluster.


After taking a close look at what both the Toyota Highlander and the Kia Telluride have to offer for the 2020 model year, we recommend that you drive home a Highlander! The Telluride put up a good fight but the smaller passenger capacity and less powerful engine just won't cut it for our busy families! Come on down to Pearson Toyota today to check out all the great Highlander trim levels we have in stock with the help of our sales associates!

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