Are you already in love with the Kia brand? We don’t blame you. Stuck trying to decide which three-row SUV is right for you? With the all-new Telluride and the Sorento as contenders, we don’t blame you there either. Let us help you discover which model is right for you with our 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison. Each model offers its own unique style with plenty of frills, features, and luxuries, but there are some places where they differ that may interest you and ultimately help you make the right decision for you and your family.
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Which Kia SUV is right for you: Telluride or Sorento?
Under the hood, you can find both of these vehicles with powerful V6 engines. The main difference here is that the V6 with all 291 horsepower comes standard on the Telluride, whereas the standard engine on the Sorento is actually a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower. Standard, the Telluride gets impressive efficiency out of its V6 with 20-city mpg and 26-highway mpg, but the Sorento does better with its standard engine at 22-city mpg and 29-highway mpg. Both of these models are also available with AWD at most trim levels.
There is a seating difference between these two models too. The Sorento comes standard with seven-passenger seating which puts two passengers in the front and rear rows and three in the middle. The Telluride has a more spacious cabin allowing for three passengers in the rear. However, higher Telluride trims add more luxury, and with that luxury comes two captain’s chairs in the second row, which improves comfort for those passengers but reduces overall seating capacity to seven.
Both of these SUVs can tow up to 5,000 pounds, with the Telluride handling it standard and the Sorento getting up there at later trims, but what about interior cargo room? The Telluride wins easily. Not only does it deliver more cargo room with the second and third rows folded flat, but with all the seats up the Telluride can handle up to 21 cubic-feet of cargo in the back. The Sorento comes in at 11 cubic-feet of cargo room with all the seats up. Ultimately it will come down to what you want to use these models for as they are both wonderful options from Kia.