When we compare the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's and the 2021 Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars and base engine power. The 2021 Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's and the 2021 Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Pricing
A used 2021 Chevrolet Traverse ranges from $26,879 to $42,999 while a used 2021 Kia Telluride is priced between $32,034 to $46,897.
2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse loses 51.3 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Kia Telluride retains 4.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia Telluride base engine makes 291 horsepower. The Traverse is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles.This gives the 2021 Kia Telluride the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2021 Kia Telluride has higher safety ratings than the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.81 out of 5 Stars.