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Kia Telluride driving off-road through stream | Feldman Kia

 

 

 

“Location, location, location.” You might be familiar with that catchphrase if you are looking for a house, but did you know prime real estate is also where your SUV is parked on a vacation?

If you are looking for an SUV that can help you drive beyond Novi, Livonia, or Southfield, MI, you can keep reading below. Feldman Kia of Novi prepared a Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander comparison to help you learn about these 3-row SUVs. 

Quick Comparison: Kia Telluride vs Toyota Highlander

2022 Kia Telluride

Specs

2022 Toyota Highlander

18.8 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

17.9 gallons

5,000 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

42.4 inches

2nd-row Legroom

41 inches

178.1 cubic feet

Total Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet

 

WHICH SUV IS READY FOR A ROAD TRIP?


If you are driving an SUV, you’ll have a wide range of Michigan destinations at your disposal. Is the Kia Telluride or Toyota Highlander ready for a road trip?

 Both can handle winter. The Toyota Highlander has a drive mode select system that includes Snow Mode. If you drive a 2022 Kia Telluride, you can choose a model with Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with AWD Lock and Snow Mode. In addition to Kia’s already standard drive mode selection, this available drivetrain supplies power to all four wheels and provides greater traction on slippery roads.

What if you want to take on a long drive? You’ll find an edge in the Kia Telluride. This Kia SUV has an 18.8-gallon fuel tank, while the Toyota Highlander only carries a 17.9-gallon fuel tank.

This means that Kia’s SUV is better prepared to handle the long and winding roads of your trip.

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CAN THE KIA TELLURIDE OR TOYOTA HIGHLANDER TOW MORE?


Both the Kia Telluride and the Toyota Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Only one SUV, however, flexes that towing capacity in each of its trims.

The Kia Telluride has a stronger towing capacity overall than the Toyota Highlander. Each Kia Telluride can handle up to 5,000 pounds. Some trims of the Highlander, however, can only handle up to 3,500 pounds. This means that each Kia Telluride can handle objects like boats, campers, and trailers that let you make the most of your down time.

Drivers also get a leg up in towing safety. Highway Driving Assist is standard with the Kia Telluride. This driver-assistance feature can alter the Kia vehicle’s cruising speed to match the vehicle ahead.

 

WHICH SUV IS MORE COMFORTABLE?


This is an easy question. The Kia Telluride is more comfortable than the Toyota Highlander.

Passengers in the second row of the Kia Telluride have more room. They’ll have up to 42.4 inches of legroom, while the Toyota Highlander offers up to 41 inches of 2nd-row legroom.

Everyone has more overall room in the Kia Telluride. Kia’s SUV has over 178.1 cubic feet of total passenger volume, while the Highlander has a maximum of 141.3 cubic feet of total room.

Kia’s SUV can also be equipped with features like front heated seats, leather trim, and woodgrain interior accents to help you enjoy all the room.

Each of these amenities foster a relaxing atmosphere. How can you get a firsthand look?

 

DECISION TIME: YOU’LL LOVE THE KIA TELLURIDE


Our Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander comparison reveals that Kia’s SUV has advantages in towing capacity and space. How can you get a better feel?

If you live near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, test drive a Kia Telluride at Feldman Kia of Novi.