2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Chevy Traverse

With the arrival of the 2020 Kia Telluride coming this spring, Kia plans to take on a crowded segment filled with class leaders like the 2019 Chevy Traverse. Though this will be the 2020 Telluride’s debut model year, it’s already on track to unseat a lot of the competition. To highlight the family-friendly cabin, generous active safety and tech packages, and unparalleled performance of the 2020 Telluride, we put it up against the 2019 Chevy Traverse below.

Find pricing, passenger volume, and cargo space specs along with a comparison of the performance and power offered on each SUV below. SUV shoppers interested in the 2020 Kia Telluride lineup can watch for its arrival at Kia dealerships like Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX beginning this spring.

Split screen images of the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Chevy Traverse

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Chevy Traverse

$31,690 Starting MSRP $29,930
Standard Active Safety Available
178.1 cubic feet Passenger Volume 157.3 cubic feet
21 cubic feet Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row 23 cubic feet

Power vs Passenger and Cargo Space

It’s hard to create a three-row SUV that masters both a large cabin and plenty of power to keep things moving. Most vehicles in the segment focus on either an expansive place for passengers to lounge or performance figures like horsepower and towing capacity.

The 2019 Chevy Traverse prioritizes passenger space with a healthy passenger volume of 157.3 cubic feet. Because of that, its performance figures are lacking with only 1,500-pounds of max towing on base models and up to 5,000-pounds of max towing in the lineup depending on trim level.

The 2020 Kia Telluride beats the 2019 Chevy Traverse on both fronts making it a much more versatile choice. Drivers who need plenty of space for a growing family will have a spacious 178.1 cubic feet of cabin space with 23 cubic feet of space behind the third row for everyone’s gear. Plus, base 2020 Kia Telluride models have the power to tow up to 5,000-pounds which is only available on higher 2019 Traverse trims for an increased cost.

Are you interested in the 2020 Kia Telluride lineup? Let our team at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX know and we can contact you when it arrives at the dealership this spring.