When we compare the Kia Telluride's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride is a better car than the Volvo XC90.
Kia Telluride vs. Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Telluride ranges from $41,554 to $58,983 while a used 2023 Volvo XC90 is priced between $52,905 to $68,992. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $40,083 and $57,911, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $58,276 and $74,020.
Kia Telluride vs. Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the Kia Telluride retains 1.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volvo XC90.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Volvo XC90 base engine makes 247 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 526 miles. This gives the Volvo XC90 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Telluride. The Telluride uses regular unleaded, and the XC90 uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 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 Kia Telluride and the Volvo XC90 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Kia Telluride and the Volvo XC90 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.