In comparing the 2020 Kia Telluride's and the 2020 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The 2020 Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride's and the 2020 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a better car than the 2020 Volvo XC90.
2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2020 Kia Telluride ranges from $26,896 to $42,183 while a used 2020 Volvo XC90 is priced between $34,414 to $47,541.
2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the 2020 Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Kia Telluride retains 1.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Volvo XC90.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the 2020 Volvo XC90 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. This gives the 2020 Volvo XC90 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Kia Telluride. The Telluride uses regular unleaded, and the XC90 uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2020 Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2020 Volvo XC90 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.