When we compare the Kia Telluride's and the Jeep Cherokee's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride's and the Jeep Cherokee's specifications and ratings, the Jeep Cherokee is a better car than the Kia Telluride.
Kia Telluride vs. Jeep Cherokee Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Telluride ranges from $39,943 to $57,045 while a used 2023 Jeep Cherokee is priced between $33,859 to $43,574. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $40,876 and $57,964, with the Jeep Cherokee priced between $34,824 and $44,979.
Kia Telluride vs. Jeep Cherokee Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the Jeep Cherokee loses 41.7 percent of its value. This means the Jeep Cherokee retains 5.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Jeep Cherokee base engine makes 180 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles. The Cherokee is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles.This gives the Jeep Cherokee the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia Telluride the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Telluride, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Jeep Cherokee, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the area of cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia Telluride has higher safety ratings than the Jeep Cherokee, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Telluride has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.