2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2020 Kia Telluride

Red 2019 Toyota 4Runner on the Trail vs Gray 2020 Kia Telluride in the Desert

Born and bred to defy expectations in the face of extreme terrain, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is ready for adventure and will deliver peerless performance at every turn of the trail. Billed as an adventurous SUV, the 2020 Kia Telluride cannot match the rough and rugged Toyota 4Runner when you hit the trail. Learn more about what sets the Toyota 4Runner apart from the newcomer in the segment with this 2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison.

Armed with a rugged body-on-frame design, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is built to tackle whatever Mother Nature puts in front of it and is a fan favorite at Downeast Toyota. Families who opt for the Toyota 4Runner will have a choice of seven trim levels – SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, Limited Nightshade and the trail-rated TRD Pro. Toyota 4Runner SR5 and Limited trims are available with a third-row seating option that increases the passenger capacity to seven. The rest of the Toyota 4Runner lineup makes room for five passengers, adds a cavernous 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and comes standard with four-wheel drive – a level of versatility and capability the Kia Telluride cannot match.

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2019 Toyota 4Runner VS 2020 Kia Telluride
$35,310 Starting Price $31,390
270-Horsepower 4.0-Liter V-6 Engine 291-Horsepower 3.8-Liter V-6
9.6 Inches Ground Clearance 8.0 Inches
5 – 7 Passengers/9.0 - 89.7 Cubic Feet Passenger/Cargo Space 7 – 8 Passengers/21 - 87 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota 4Runner and Kia Telluride?

It is true – you get what you pay for – and the Toyota 4Runner design has proven itself time and time again with peerless performance on the trail and undeniable reliability. The all-new Kia Telluride is an unproven and untested competitor in this 2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison. With a price tag that starts at $35,310, the hard-working and capable Toyota 4Runner is built to last and incorporates a wealth of standard features.

Toyota 4Runner SR5 trim levels come standard with 17-inch wheels, skid plates, integrated fog lights, a rearview camera, roof rails, a power rear window, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear 120-volt power outlet, an eight-speaker sound system and a 6.1-inch Toyota Entune™ touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth. Luxury-infused Toyota 4Runner Limited entries feature 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a 15-speaker JBL® sound system, a premium leather interior, front and rear parking sensors, heated and cooled seats, Toyota Smart Key® and more. Additional upgrades will vary by trim level and include a Toyota SofTex® interior, a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, a power sunroof, power running boards, LED lighting systems and more.

When it comes to performance on the trail, the all-new Kia Telluride cannot compete with the Toyota 4Runner. A 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 278 pound-feet of torque is a staple of the Toyota 4Runner that pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission and will tow an impressive 5,000 pounds of cargo. The Kia Telluride employs a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine that makes a lackluster 261 pound-feet of torque and is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

When equipped for adventures on the trail, the Toyota 4Runner will add either a part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control or a full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control and a Torsen® limited-slip center differential. The Kia Telluride employs an all-wheel drive system. A Multi-Terrain Select system and locking rear differential upgrade performance. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro entries take off-road performance and style to another level with TRD FOX high-performance shocks, ¼-inch thick aluminum skid plates, 17-inch matte black TRD wheels and all-terrain tires.


Red 2019 Toyota 4Runner Front Exterior and Wheels on a Dirt Trail
Blue 2019 Toyota 4Runner Rear Exterior on a Coast Road
2019 Toyota 4Runner Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display
Close Up of 2019 Toyota 4Runner Center Console