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2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Toyota Highlander 

In the SUV industry, there are plenty of worthy models all vying for the top spot, with rivalries that can often turn heated because of the innovation and power that accompanies most of today’s vehicles. This is no different in the mid-size market, where the 2020 Kia Telluride (a newcomer to America) and 2019 Toyota Highlander (an established vet) have both found solid footing with American drivers. They each offer the capability and versatility you need to enjoy the ride, but as we all know, only one can win. 

That’s where we come into the equation – we invite you to join Boucher Kia below as we show you the comparison chart that we’ve put together on the Telluride and Highlander. You might be surprised at how they match up mano y mano!  

2020 Kia Telluride 


2019 Toyota Highlander 


Starting Price  $31,830 

3.8-liter Lambda V6 / up to 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque output 

Base Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  2.7-liter Inline 4 / 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque output  
Up to Eight Passengers / 87 cubic feet of cargo volume with seat area  Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume  Eight Passengers / 78.6 cubic feet of cargo volume with seat area 
Up to 5,000 pounds / 1,664 pounds  Maximum Towing and Payload Capacities  Up to 5,000 pounds / 1,602 pounds 


Test drive the 2020 Kia Telluride at Boucher Kia in Racine WI 

As you can see, the 2020 Telluride blows its Highlander counterpart out of the water in just about every manner, notably the interior room and strength that it offers. But inside, you’ll be treated to even more luxury and refinement in the form of leather-stitched seating and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Not only that, but with a high-performance All-Wheel Drive system, towing assist technologies, and the following driver assistance features, it has everything you need for a more comprehensive drive than just about any other competitor:  

  • Blind Spot View Monitor 
  • Highway Driving Assist 
  • Safe Exit Assist 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist 
  • Surround View Monitor 
  • Many more! 

The 2020 Kia Telluride is available today on our Boucher Kia of Racine lot, and you’re welcome to give us a shout if you’d like to schedule a test drive. We’re happy to get you set up with one at the date and time that’s best for you! 

Second and third row of seats inside 2020 Kia Telluride