2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Telluride set against the 2019 Kia Sorento

We have awesome news, folks! The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is finally here! This large crossover has been available for only a short time, but already customers are loving the style and driving dynamics. While customers are certainly loving the new crossover, they are frequently asking our sales team if the Telluride is right for them or if they should be going with the long-time favorite Sorento. Much like how parents love their children equally, we love our Kia models equally – but each in their own way. To ensure that you drive away happy in the vehicle that perfectly matches your lifestyle, we have created a comparison that showcases both the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Kia Sorento. 

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2020 Kia Telluride VS 2019 Kia Sorento
$31,690 to $41,490 Price Range $25,990 to $44,690
3.8L DOHC V6 Engine Options

2.4L DOHC I-4

3.3L DOHC V6

5,000 pounds Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds (I-4 engine)

3,500 pounds (V6 engine)

21 / 46 / 87 cubic feet Cargo Space 11.3 / 38.0 / 73.0 cubic feet

What are the Differences Between the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Kia Sorento?

Side by side, you can tell that the Telluride and Sorento are siblings with classic Kia design elements like the tiger nose front grille.  

However, the Telluride is larger, beefier, and more adventurous – the sibling most likely to climb to the summit of Pike’s Peak. The 2020 Kia Telluride boasts a 21 / 46 / 87-cubic foot cargo area that can accommodate every piece of camping and fishing gear, and its 5,000-pound towing capacity can easily pull a boat to the lake. 

The Sorento, on the other hand, is smaller, more streamlined, and a little more relaxed – the sibling who would enjoy art shows and walking the dog on the suburban cul-de-sac. It too offers three rows of seats, but the cargo space measures 11.3 / 38.0 / 73.0 cubic feet. Many drivers find this to be the perfect amount of space for everyday suburban living or occasional road trips. 

To truly decide if the Telluride or Sorento is right for your lifestyle, we invite you to visit us here at Bridgewater Kia and take them both out for a test drive. 


2020 Kia Telluride loaded with cargo on the roof racks
2020 Kia Telluride driving down a desert road
2020 Kia Telluride driving in the dirt
Front grille and badging of the 2020 Kia Telluride