2023 Kia Telluride vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

2023 Kia Telluride

When you’re searching for the next third-row SUV to power your adventures outside of Sumner, you may end up stuck choosing between two impressive models: The 2023 Kia Telluride or the 2023 Toyota Highlander. Either of these capable SUVs would make an impression on the Puyallup streets, but only one belongs in your garage. Learn more about these two SUVs in Sunset Kia of Auburn’s 2023 Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander comparison and decide which will be your next powerful SUV.



Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander: Price

Before diving into specifications, it’s important to check which of these SUVs best fits your budget. When deciding between the Kia Telluride or Toyota Highlander, there isn’t much difference in price, though the 2023 Telluride does sneak in at just a little less than the Highlander. Take a look at the Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander starting prices below:

  • 2023 Kia Telluride LX Starting Price: $35,890 MSRP
  • 2023 Toyota Highlander L Starting Price: $36,420 MSRP

To get a more in-depth look at how either of these SUVs might affect your budget, use our online payment calculator and trade-in value tools.

Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance

Whether you choose the Kia Telluride or Toyota Highlander, you’ll find strong standard engines on each. That said, the standard engine for the 2023 Kia Telluride manages to outperform the Highlander in terms of horsepower and maximum towing capacity. See the standard engine specs for each third-row SUV below:

2023 Kia Telluride 3.8L V6 Engine:

  • 291 hp
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 5,500 pounds of towing capacity

2023 Toyota Highlander 2.4L 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine:

  • 265 hp
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity

Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Comparing the Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander cabins shows one of the biggest differences between the two models. Both models offer seating for up to seven or eight passengers, but the interior passenger volume between the two shows a stark difference in the space each provides. Take a look at the interior dimensions and see which of these SUVs will give you the most room to stretch and pack around Federal Way:

2023 Kia Telluride Interior:

  • Maximum Interior Passenger Volume: 178.1 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 87 cubic feet

2023 Toyota Highlander Interior:

  • Maximum Interior Passenger Volume: 136.3 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 84.3 cubic feet

Learn More About the 2023 Kia Telluride at Sunset Kia of Auburn!

Now that you’ve seen all the major differences between these two impressive SUVs, come down to Sunset Kia of Auburn and see the spacious, powerful 2023 Kia Telluride for yourself! Contact us to test drive the 2023 Telluride around Auburn and our team will be happy to give you all the information about features, options, and performance you need to make your final decision. While you wait, read our overview of the 2023 Kia Telluride so that you know what to expect when you get behind the wheel at Sunset Kia of Auburn.


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