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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse

The crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry is leaps and bounds ahead of other platforms in terms of popularity. Kia already has one of the most respected lineups of crossover SUVs on the planet, but that hasn’t stopped the manufacturer from redefining the space once again. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse reveals that while the all-new Kia crossover SUV has a lot to bring to a crowded table, it still faces a lot of competent challengers. In the relatively short period of time the 2020 Telluride has been on the market, independent reviews have already found a lot to love about it.

The Telluride has plenty of power and capability as well as one of the largest interiors in its class. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 833-212-9673.

On the most basic of metrics, the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Chevy Traverse share a few commonalities. Both offer three rows of passenger seating with a maximum capacity for seven or eight people – depending on which trim grade a potential owner chooses to take home. Where the 2020 Telluride starts to pull away from its Chevy counterpart is comfort for those passengers sitting in the second and third rows. Riders in the back seats of the Telluride can have up to 42.4 inches of legroom in the second row and as much as 31.4 inches in the third row. The 2019 Traverse comes up a bit short in second-row legroom dimensions while both vehicles are evenly matched for third-row passengers. Both vehicles offer the same basic connectivity options, but the 2020 Telluride also makes several new features available, including a heads-up display.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Chevy Traverse

3.8-L, V-6 Engine 3.6-L, V-6
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 310/266
5,000 lbs. Towing 5,000 lbs.
20/26 Fuel Economy 18/27


Performance Specs

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride employs one powertrain across its entire trim ladder. Under the hood of the newest member of the automaker’s crossover SUV lineup is a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Chevy Traverse has two engine options available. Chevrolet customers will get a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 which does make more horsepower than the engine in the Telluride. However, both have the same 5,000-pound towing capacity and the Telluride can post significantly better fuel economy scores. The other Chevy engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which is not only not as powerful and has a lower towing capacity, it also isn’t any more efficient that the standard engine used by the Kia Telluride.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.
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