How do the Kia Telluride and Kia Sorento SUVs compare?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Kia Telluride on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 9:50 pm
Split screen images of the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Kia Sorento

With the arrival of the new three-row Kia Telluride SUV, some Kia fans have wondered about the future of the seven-passenger Kia Sorento. We are happy to say that both models are staying put in the Kia lineup giving SUV drivers more choice to find their best match. 

The 2020 Telluride and 2019 Sorento models actually have a lot in common, especially when comparing their top trim levels. Learn more about each lineup’s pricing and feature offerings below to see which option fits your family’s needs best. 

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2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Telluride Pricing and Features

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride starts at $31,690 for LX trims. Base Telluride models are well equipped and come standard with premium features including LED lighting, leather-wrapped interior accessories, 6 USB ports throughout the cabin, UVO link with Apple CarPlay and active safety like Rear Occupant Alert and Park Distance Warning. All Telluride models are also outfitted with a powerful 3.8L V6 engine rated at 291 horsepower and start with a 5,000-pound max towing capacity. Moving up to higher trims offers even more premium amenities and additional performance equipment like all-wheel drive. 

2020 Kia Telluride front grille

2020 Kia Telluride exterior side profile

2020 Kia Telluride interior seating overview

2019 Kia Sorento Pricing and Features

The 2019 Kia Sorento lineup is a little more affordable with a starting MSRP of $26,290 for base L models. While base 2019 Sorento models come well equipped and are competitive with other SUVs in the class, drivers will find the standard features and performance equipment on the Sorento to be a little less robust than on the Telluride. Standard features include UVO Play, Smart Shift and Drive, split-folding rear seats, and Brake Assist. The base 2.4-liter engine on the 2019 Sorento is rated at 185 horsepower, and the SUV’s base models offer a max towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds. 

2019 Kia Sorento front seats and dashboard

2019 Kia Sorento exterior in grey

2019 Kia Sorento interior seating overview

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When trying to decide between the 2020 Telluride and 2019 Sorento, it will likely come down to sizing needs and price. While base models of the 2019 Sorento will offer drivers a chance to get into a large Kia SUV model for less, the top-tier 2019 Sorento trim levels are priced competitively with the 2020 Telluride leaving the choice more open to driver preference. 

Vehicle shoppers can find the current Kia Telluride and Kia Sorento lineups available for test drive, lease, and purchase at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX.  

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