The 2020 Toyota Highlander will be hitting dealership lots soon and many drivers in the Decatur area are wondering if this model will be worth the wait. For those considering whether or not to take the plunge into the 2020 Highlander, this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison is here to help. This comparison is going to break down how the 2020 Highlander compares to a currently available 2020 Kia model.
At Serra Toyota of Decatur, we are often asked how of vehicles compare to other models on the market, so we thought there is no better time than now to see how the new Highlander stacks up against the competition. Continue reading to learn all about the 2020 Toyota Highlander and see how it compares to the 2020 Kia Telluride or click the link above to view our lineup of in-stock Toyota Highlander models.
Key Differences – 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride
The 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Kia Telluride start off with a similar manufacturer suggested retail price, with the Highlander at $31,830 and the Telluride at $31,690. The 2020 Highlander offers a five-trim lineup that includes the L, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum models, but Toyota takes the Highlander lineup one step further by offering Hybrid models based on the LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum trims. The 2020 Kia Telluride is available in LX, S, EX, and SX trim levels and does not offer any hybrid models.
2020 Highlander Hybrid models are powered by the Toyota Hybrid System which combines two electric motors with a high-efficiency 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine. Highlander Hybrid models generate an impressive 240 horsepower and earn a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined mpg. Gas-powered Highlander vehicles offer 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque and are fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Standard gasoline Highlander models earn a manufacturer-estimated 22 combined mpg. The competing 2020 Kia Telluride features a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter Lambda engine with 262 pound-feet of torque. Telluride models earn a comparable estimated combined fuel economy of 23 mpg.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander comes standard with seating for eight passengers with a two-passenger third row of seating and a three-passenger second-row bench. Highlander XLE, Limited, and Platinum models are instead fitted with two Captain’s Chairs in their second row, making room for up to seven passengers in its cabin. 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE and Limited models are available with a second-row bench seat in place of the standard Captain’s Chairs.