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Kia SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Telluride Versus 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Telluride Versus 2019 Kia Sorento

Are you looking to treat your New Orleans area family to a spacious, three-row SUV? Kia has what you're after, especially now that there are two mid-size SUVs from the brand that offer three rows of seating!

Premier Kia of Kenner is excited to introduce Metairie, LA, area motorists to the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Kia Sorento. These two SUVs are both classified as mid-sized, but each offers something unique for every Kia shopper.

Two of the most striking differences between Kia's all-new 2020 Telluride and the 2019 Sorento are in their standard powertrains and seating capacity. The larger Telluride makes use of a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine; this powerful engine helps this SUV haul up to eight passengers!

The 2019 edition of the Sorento mid-size crossover SUV now comes standard with three-row seating for up to seven passengers and is fitted with a standard inline 4-cylinder engine, while Kia's 3.3-liter V6 is also available.

We'll delve more into the details that separate these two stellar Kia SUVs, but don't hesitate to reach out to our Kia sales specialists or visit us in Kenner, LA, for more information on the Kia SUV lineup -- or to get out on the road with a test drive!

Comparing Kia's Telluride & Sorento SUVs

Let's start with the all-new 2020 Telluride, which boasts that standard V6 engine as well as a roomier cabin that can hold up to eight occupants with ease. The Telluride is geared more towards motorists seeking that classic SUV look and feel, complete with a rugged and boxier exterior design and greater off-road capabilities.

The mid-size Sorento crossover SUV is ideal for many families seeking a smooth-riding vehicle that's an alternative to a full-size SUV -- thanks to its standard three-row seating! While still available with a powerful V6 engine like the Telluride, the Sorento offers slightly greater fuel economy, due to its smaller dimensions and standard 4-cylinder engine.

Both models come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), with the Sorento offered with Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD), while the 2020 Telluride gets an optional Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system.

Inside, there is more room and standard amenities in the 2020 Telluride, but it also features a higher starting MSRP than the Sorento. If you'd like a 2019 Sorento fitted with similar features, there's certainly one available, as both of the SUVs can be equipped with many of Kia's latest convenience and safety features!

There are plenty of aspects that set these two mid-sizers apart, but the differences aren't necessarily so drastic, so we encourage SUV shoppers to tour and test drive both to get a better sense of which model better matches their preferences.

See below for additional differences between Kia's mid-size SUVs:

2020 Kia Telluride
2019 Kia Sorento
Kia Telluride LX FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Kia Sorento LX FWD
$31,690 Base Price MSRP* $27,650
23 Standard Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 25
8 Standard Seating (passengers) 7
291 @ 6000 Standard Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000
5000 Standard Towing Capacity (pounds) 2000
21.0 Cargo Volume Behind Third Row (cu.ft.) 11.3
Available Features On The Telluride
Optional Features
Features On The Kia Sorento
  • 18" Alloy Wheels
  • Parking Distance Warning - Reverse
  • 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
  • Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
  • One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Surround Sound Audio
  • Sound-Absorbing Front Window Glass
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Camera Display
  • USB Charger Ports

Secure Your New Kia SUV at our Kenner, LA, Dealership

Remember, no matter which of Kia's mid-size SUVs you select as your next vehicle, you'll enjoy an array of advanced safety features as standard -- as well as Kia's industry-leading warranty package! For a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection package, be sure to choose a new Kia, available here at Premier Kia of Kenner.

We hope this comparison information has helped you decide between these two Kia SUVs, but don't hesitate to visit us in Kenner, LA, for a test drive of both the Telluride and the Sorento! We also welcome you to contact our sales associates for more info before you stop by for a tour and test drive.

If you're serious about upgrading to a new Kia like the 2020 Telluride or 2019 Sorento SUV, then put our online financing application as well as our Kia lease specials to use. Now is the time to plan how you'll get into a brand-new Kia at a competitive price!

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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