2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia passenger side vs 2020 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia driver side

Should you get a small 3-row SUV, or upgrade to a midsize SUV? Here at Kia of Mankato, we are going to compare the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Kia Telluride to see which one best fits what you’re looking for. Hopefully, you’ll be able to determine if you want the small 3-row space of the Sorento, or the midsize space of the Telluride.

While we could wax poetic about all the neat features these two models have both standard and as available features, you probably already know a lot about them. So, we are going to figure out what makes some customers go with the Sorento, and what makes others choose the Telluride. Usually, it’s about how much it costs, how much power each offer, cargo space, and fuel economy. So, let’s get started! Take a look t the table below to see where both models differ.

2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Kia Telluride

$26,690 Starting MSRP of base trim $31,690
185 hp & 178 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 291 hp & 262 lb.-ft.
22/29 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 20/26 mpg
11.3 cu. ft. Cargo Space (behind last row) 21.0 cu. ft.
2,000 to 5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 5,000

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As you can see in the table above, the 2020 Kia Sorento is significantly less expensive than the 2020 Kia Telluride. So, if you are shopping on a budget but still want a quality vehicle, the Sorento might be the better model for you to choose. If you are searching for a powerful model, you might want to go with the Telluride, which has over 100 hp more than the Sorento, and as a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The Telluride also has more cargo space as well.

However, with great power comes a slightly lacking fuel economy. Like with most larger vehicles, the Telluride doesn’t have as good fuel economy as the Sorento. The Sorento has an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, whereas the Telluride only offers 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. So, if you are looking to squeeze every bit of mileage as you can out of a tank of gas, you’ll probably want to turn to the Sorento.

Come on over to your friendly Kia of Mankato to find the right vehicle for you. Whether you are interested in the Kia Sorento, Telluride, or a different model altogether, there are plenty of things for you to take for a test drvie. One of the friendly Kia of Mankato team members would love to show you all the features our models offer as well, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or swing on by!

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