10 Alternatives to the 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride front 3/4 view
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Kia's Big SUV Has Lots of Competition

Making a big first impression in the crowded midsize SUV market isn’t easy since there are tons of great choices out there. However, the Kia Telluride made quite the splash with its roomy cabin, strong V6 engine, lengthy lineup of standard features, and price that undercut many rivals by thousands of dollars, making it an appealing option in the segment.

With three rows of seating, the Telluride has space for up to seven or eight onboard, depending on whether the second row is ordered with a bench seat or dual captain’s chairs. Even better is the fact that every seat is usable by adults, including the third row. There are also plenty of cupholders, air vents, and USB ports to make certain everyone is hydrated, comfortable, and charged up for every drive. 

This doesn’t mean the Telluride is perfect, of course. Rivals like the Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse offer their own recipes for family-friendly SUVs that are easy to drive and won’t break your car shopping budget. We’ve gotten together 10 main competitors to the Telluride and detailed their strengths, plus any weaknesses that give the Kia an edge. 

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