Crossovers have become the most popular vehicles on the road in recent years – and we foresee that trend to be ongoing for many years to come. Drivers feel that crossovers offer the utility needed to transport family and gear around the hometown on a daily basis and during long-distance road trips – all while staying efficient and easy to handle! One thing that we love about crossovers is that they come available in a wide spectrum of sizes to suit a variety of needs. The midsized models are top sellers because they are so family-friendly. While many crossovers are classified as midsized models, it is amazing just how different they are in size when parked next to each other. A perfect example is the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.
|2020 Kia Telluride||VS||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander|
|3.8L DOHC V6||Engine Options||2.4L MIVEC SOHC Inline 4-cylinder
3.0L MIVEC SOHC V6
|5,000 pounds||Towing Capacity||1,500 to 3,500 pounds|
|Up to 8||Seating Capacity||Up to 7|
|21 / 46 / 87 cubic feet||Cargo Space||10.3 / 34.2 / 63.3 cubic feet|
While both are considered to be midsized crossovers, the Mitsubishi Outlander measures 184.8 inches (15.4 feet) long, while the Kia Telluride is 196.9 inches (16.4 feet) long. This longer length allows for a more spacious interior for the Kia Telluride, and even when fully occupied, everyone will enjoy plenty of leg and elbow room. It is a great vehicle for your children to grow into over the years. Even with the extra length, the Kia Telluride still offers great all-around visibility and easy handling – even when you need to parallel park!
The Mitsubishi Outlander is also easy to park thanks to its smaller length, but the interior space is definitely smaller. In addition to the smaller cargo dimensions, passenger space can be cramped depending on the size of your other riders. It might be fine to drive if one of your kids is a-toddlin', one is a-crawlin', and one’s on the way. And as your kids grow, they may become uncomfortable and you will need to replace the vehicle – and that means a LOT more money is spent in the long run.
To learn more about the 2020 Kia Telluride, please visit us here at Bridgewater Kia today!