2020 Kia Telluride vs. Competition: 2020 Honda Pilot & Chevy Traverse, 2019 Toyota Highlander & VW Atlas

2020 Kia Telluride 2020 Honda Pilot 2020 Chevrolet Traverse 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2020 Kia Telluride has had an epic rollout for its first-ever model year, with a Super Bowl ad, plenty of ad coverage in general, an appearance at the annual NBA Awards show this summer, and very nice sales! The full-size SUV is so red-hot, in fact, that many dealers are scrambling to keep up with the demand! The same goes for us here at Airport Kia, where we proudly sell the very popular and brand-new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV! So what makes it so popular?

Let us count the ways, as we put the Telluride vs. competition from other manufacturer, and where we show the Kia SUV reigning supreme! You can find the Telluride Airport Kia of Naples FL, also serving the Fort Myers, Marco Island and Bonita Springs areas! See how it dominates the competition its class, below!

Compare 2020 Kia Telluride With Competing SUVs


Base HP

Passenger Room (cu.-ft.)

Base Towing (pounds)

Screen Size (inches)

2020 Kia Telluride 291 178.1 5,000 8 to 10.25
2020 Chevrolet Traverse 310 157.3 1,500 to 5,000 7 to 8
2020 Honda Pilot 280 152.9 3,500 to 5,000 5 to 10.2
2019 Toyota Highlander 185 144.9 to 152.2 1,500 6.1 to 8
2019 Volkswagen Atlas 235 153.7 5,000 6.5 to 8

Compare the 2020 Telluride with the Competition

The 2020 Kia Telluride comes with an affordable price tag, with a starting MSRP under $32,000 for its base trim option, but it has so much more to offer. In its base trim it comes with significantly more power than the base 2020 Honda Pilot, 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 VW Atlas come with, with 291 horsepower vs. 280 for the Pilot, 235 for the Atlas and 185 for the Highlander. Then we'll compare passenger room, which the Telluride has a huge edge in over all its competition here, with more than 20 cubic feet more of room than any of the other models have on the inside, checking in at 178.1 cubic feet, room for up to 8 people.

If you like a rugged vehicle that can handle heavy freight, every trim of the 2020 Telluride can tow up to 5,000 pounds, and while the competition reaches that power level in higher trims, base trim options of the 2020 Traverse and 2019 Highlander can only manage 1,500 pounds if you only have the FWD version. Another win for the 2020 Telluride: Tech like a sizable touchscreen that ranges from 8 inches in its base trim to 10.25 inches in higher trims. The other SUVs have a screen which ranges from as low as 5 inches (2020 Pilot base trim) or 6.1 inches (2019 Highlander base trim) or 6.5 inches (2019 Atlas base trim) to start. When you combine all of these advantages, plus the industry-leading warranty coverage of the 2020 Telluride, 10 years or 100,000 miles, plus its available AWD in all trim options, plus its standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, we have a clear winner in this SUV comparison: The 2020 Kia Telluride!

Shop for a Kia Telluride at Airport Kia of Naples!

We carry the Kia Telluride on the lot at Airport Kia, located at 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island among neighboring cities. For more information about the Telluride SUV or another Kia model please call us at (877) 747-2059 or visit us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.