2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Split screen images of the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Kia Sorento

The newest addition to the Kia lineup, the 2020 Telluride, means that drivers interested in a three-row SUV suited to family hauling have more options than ever before. While the base pricing of the two SUVs favors the smaller Sorento with an affordable base trim starting at $26,290, drivers interested in the upgraded Sorento engine option or one of the lineup’s mid to high-level trims will find pricing figures comparable to the 2020 Kia Telluride which starts at $31,690.

If cost savings or a smaller footprint are high on your wish list, the well-equipped 2019 Kia Sorento lineup may offer all you are looking for. However, when comparing mid-level 2019 Sorento trims like the LX V6 and up to the 2020 Kia Telluride lineup, SUV shoppers may get a little more power, a more robust standard feature package, and increased interior space for their money with the 2020 Kia Telluride.

2020 Kia Telluride LX


2019 Kia Sorento LX V6

$31,690 Starting MSRP $31,290
3.8L V6 Standard Engine 3.3L V6
8 Passengers Max Seating Capacity 7 Passengers
87.0 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 73.0 Cubic Feet

Interested in a Sorento? How about trying a Telluride?

With a standard 3.8L engine on the 2020 Kia Telluride, drivers will not only have a little more pep in their accelerator for highway passing but also plenty of power for any family travel that veers off smooth pavement. The 3.8L standard engine is rated at 291 horsepower and paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. While not standard on base models, the 2020 Telluride also offers all-wheel drive on select configurations.

The 2020 Kia Telluride’s base L trim offers a robust set of standard active safety equipment. When compared with the similarly-priced 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6, the Telluride’s offerings provide a serious value booster. The 2019 Sorento LX V6 comes standard with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Warning while the 2020 Telluride comes standard with Park Distance Warning – Reverse, Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance and Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Occupant Alert.

With a more spacious interior and seating for an extra passenger plus over 10 cubic feet of additional cargo space, the 2020 Kia Telluride may be a better fit for drivers looking to maximize their hauling potential. If the 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 trim or above was previously on your wish list, we encourage you to test drive both the 2019 Sorento and 2020 Telluride at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX to see which model fits your needs best.