2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride

Blue 2020 Toyota Highlander on City Street vs Gray 2020 Kia Telluride on the Trail

Midsize SUVs like the popular Toyota Highlander are tailor-made for family road trips or neighborhood carpools. After a complete redesign, the next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander is more attractive, more powerful, more efficient, more capable and more advanced than ever. Learn more about what makes the all-new Toyota Highlander the perfect addition to your family with this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison.

When the 2020 Toyota Highlander arrives in December 2019, it will be available in five family-friendly grades – L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum – that can be tailored to fit your needs. Entry-level Toyota Highlander trim levels make room for eight with a second-row bench that can be replaced with luxury-infused second-row Captain’s Chairs with 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that transforms into 73.3 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat. Highlights of the next-generation Toyota Highlander design include a black front grille with silver trim, a platform that is 2.36 inches longer, a muscular stance, 20-inch alloy wheels and LED lighting systems.

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2020 Toyota Highlander VS 2020 Kia Telluride
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Standard Engine 291-Horsepower 3.8-Liter V-6
7 - 8 Passengers Passenger Space 7 - 8 Passengers
16.1 - 73.3 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 21 - 87 Cubic Feet
Yes Available Hybrid No

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride?

The next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander is a true automotive masterpiece that is more attractive and more advanced than ever. With an impressive list of features and an affordable price tag, the Toyota Highlander promises to set itself apart from competitors in this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison. To keep your family entertained on your next adventure, the Toyota Highlander will adopt an 8-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Wi-Fi Connect capabilities. An upgrade to the Highlander Platinum will add a best-in-class 12.3-inch touchscreen display.

Safety is a priority for families on the go and the 2020 Toyota Highlander gets an upgrade with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 technology. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 portfolio will add a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist. Highlights of the Toyota Highlander spec sheet will change by trim level and include a Toyota SofTex® interior, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display, heated front seats, a hands-free power liftgate, a power sunroof, premium leather upholstery, a Head-Up Display, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive headlights, heated second-row seats and a 1,200-watt JBL® sound system.

Top-tier power and performance will take your family adventures to the next level when you choose the 2020 Toyota Highlander. A 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 power core that manufactures 263 pound-feet of torque is standard across the board and pairs with an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. When equipped for towing, the Toyota Highlander can handle 5,000 pounds of cargo with ease. Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect will upgrade capability without sacrificing fuel economy. The Kia Telluride employs a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine married to an eight-speed automatic with available all-wheel drive.

Families who want to upgrade fuel economy can opt for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – an option not available to the Kia Telluride. The Highlander Hybrid employs a 2.5-liter gas engine and a pair of high-torque electric motors to make 240 total horsepower that is controlled via a Continuously Variable Transmission and married to an electronic all-wheel drive system. With this combination under the hood, the next-generation Toyota Highlander Hybrid will make 34 mpg combined – a 17-percent increase over the 28 mpg combined of the 2019 Toyota Highlander.

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Blue 2020 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior on Gray Background
2020 Toyota Highlander Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display
2020 Toyota Highlander Rear Interior
Close Up of 2020 Toyota Highlander Toyota Entune 3.0 Touchscreen Display with Navigation