2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Kia Telluride 2020 Kia Sportage


3.8L V6 2.4L I4


291hp 181hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/26 * 23/30 *

2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Kia Sportage

Serving Woodstock, GA

For a balance of interior space, all-weather driving, and composed handling, Kia offers vehicles like the Telluride and the Sportage. They are among Kia’s more extensive SUV offerings: with the former being the automaker’s most significant and the latter being in the middle size-wise. The Telluride made its debut for the 2020 model year, while the much older Sportage continues its run as a fourth-generation model. Both come with attributes that place them in the upper echelon of their respective classes.


The 2020 Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter V6, which produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and is tied to an electronically controlled 8-speed automatic transmission. On the 2020 Sportage, you have two inline 4-cylinder (I4) choices: a 2.4-liter engine with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque; and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Either engine is paired with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard on either vehicle, you can opt for an all-wheel drivetrain for more exceptional traction ability. The Sportage, which is a smaller, midsize crossover SUV, gets the better max fuel economy numbers: at 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. (It’s 19/24 mpg on the Telluride.) However, for better towing ability, go with the more massive, full-size crossover that is the Telluride; it can haul up to 5,000 lbs., compared to the Sportage’s 2,000 lbs.


On either the Telluride or the Sportage, expect exterior features such as projector-beam headlights with auto light control, a rear spoiler, power side mirrors, and alloy wheels. However, while the Sportage has 17-inch wheels, that of the Telluride are 18 inches. Plus, the Telluride’s side mirrors are heated and have LED turn-signal indicators.


While the Sportage has two rows of seats to accommodate up to five people, the Telluride has three rows. The second row in the Telluride either has a pair of captain’s seats to enable maximum capacity at seven or a bench-style position to max it at eight. For comfort and convenience, both vehicles have features such as Bluetooth wireless connectivity, voice recognition technology, six-speaker audio with AM/FM radio and MP3 playback capability, a USB port and an audio jack for hooking up portable devices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration, and an 8-inch touchscreen. If you go with the Telluride, remote keyless entry is upgraded to a smart key system with push-button engine ignition, and there will be four additional USB ports. For safety, the 2020 Sportage includes a rearview camera, an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, hill start assist control, traction control, high beam assist, LED daytime running lights, downhill brake control, a theft-deterrent system, and an airbag system (with a driver’s knee airbag and third-row side airbags added on the Telluride). Torque vectoring control, driver attention warning, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane following assist, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, reverse parking distance warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist, smart cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and a rear blind spot collision avoidance assist system appear on the Telluride.

Ready to check out the 2020 Kia Telluride or the 2020 Kia Sportage for yourself? Then visit us at our dealership in Woodstock, Georgia. With favorable aggregated reviews on Google, DealerRater.com, and Cars.com, we take pride in providing exceptional customer service. Call us to set up an appointment with one of our Kia sales specialists to assist you.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.