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Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Telluride

In comparing the Toyota Highlander to the Kia Telluride, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. The Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander versus the Kia Telluride, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Toyota Highlander versus Kia Telluride Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Highlander ranges from $34,702 to $48,996 while a used Kia Telluride from the same model year range is priced between $37,775 to $53,988. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $38,193 and $51,672, with the Kia Telluride priced between $36,716 and $54,250.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 295 horsepower, and the Kia Telluride base engine makes 291 horsepower. Both the Highlander and the Telluride are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 501 and 489 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Highlander has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity than the Kia Telluride.

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2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Kia Telluride

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,193 - $51,672

Used Asking Price:

$34,702 - $48,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,716 - $54,250

Used Asking Price:

$37,775 - $53,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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15 / 25
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20 / 25
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51 / 61

Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, XSE, Platinum, XLE, L, LE

Trim Levels

LX, SX, EX, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

263 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 501 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 489 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.2 inches

Cargo Space:

21 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

87 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

199.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4145 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4112 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

68.9 inches

Length:

196.9 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18