kia telluride vs range rover sport

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? We compare the kia telluride vs range rover sport to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars. Although Kia has been manufacturing models that have moved considerably upmarket from the Spectras and Concords of ages past, there always seemed to be an upper limit for the brand. Whether real or imagined, most mass-market brands face this limit to how nice a vehicle can look before it’s considered a luxury model. If you would have told us even five years ago that we’d be comparing a Kia model to a Land Rover model, we would have just assumed we went mad with power and were comparing vehicles willy-nilly.

kia telluride vs range rover sport

2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Land Rover Discovery

split screen comparison between 2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Land Rover Discovery

Such is not the case, however. The 2020 Kia Telluride has ushered in a new era of sophisticated design, class-leading performance and a plethora of comfort and convenience technology which make every mile an event to anticipate. Kia’s new slogan “Give It Everything” adequately describes the philosophy behind the Telluride. Today, we are comparing the 2020 Kia Telluride to the Land Rover Discovery, a luxury SUV. Let’s see how the Telluride does:

2020 Kia TellurideVs.2019 Land Rover Discovery
8 passengersMaximum passengers7 passengers
3.8L V6 (23 combined MPG)Standard engine (combined MPG)3.0L V6 (18 combined MPG)
87 cubic feetMaximum interior storage85 cubic feet
42.4 inchesSecond-row legroom37.6 inches
StandardAdaptive cruise controlAvailable
10 years/100,000 milesStandard engine/powertrain warranty4 years/50,000 miles
$31,690 – $43,490MSRP range$52,950 – $67,200

The 2020 Kia Telluride Proves Kia Can Compete with Luxury Badges

As you can see in the above chart, the 2020 Kia Telluride is proof that Kia is capable of running with the most well-regarded luxury brands in the industry and surpassing them even on several key elements.

For instance, the Kia Telluride manages to perfectly balance fuel efficiency and power, delivering over 290 horsepower and 5,000 lbs. of maximum towing capability while still giving you over 20 combined MPG. Similarly, the 2020 Kia Telluride has 87 cubic feet of interior space with seats folded courtesy of its rugged boxy design.

Technology, like Adaptive Cruise Control, is standard on the 2020 Kia Telluride but requires a costly upgrade for the 2019 Land Rover Discovery.

In fact, you can get a top-of-the-line 2020 Kia Telluride SX with full active safety suite, 10.25-inch touchscreen display, heated front and rear seats and more and still spend almost $10,000 less than you would for the base model Discovery.

Stop by Friendly Kia today and see why the 2020 Kia Telluride is the new way to think about luxury vehicles.

Compare 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,521$49,632
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,290$52,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month$880 / month
The Car Connection’s Take
TCC Rating
TCC’s Bottom Line
There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport is practical and plenty capable off-road, but less comfortable and less efficient than other luxury crossovers.
TCC Likes
Chic looksStandard safety gearSpacious, airy interiorUpdated styling looks fresh and modernHigh-quality interiorPlenty of cargo space
TCC Dislikes
Turbo rivals are quickerSo-so mpgMay be too big for someSome curious standard feature omissionsMediocre fuel economy, even with new mild hybridGets expensive with only a few options
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.955.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.439.1
Third Head Room (in)
38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.1
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
42.438.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.539.5
Second Hip Room (in)
58
Passenger Capacity
85
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.657.3
Third Leg Room (in)
31.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.238.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.264.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
88.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.9181
Height, Overall (in)
68.968
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.664.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.2107.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.375
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
2127.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
4627.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
8755.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.7
Brakes
Disc – Rear (Yes or )
YesYes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
1212.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NANA
Disc – Front (Yes or )
YesYes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.413.7
Drum – Rear (Yes or )
NANA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.817.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-PinionRack-Pinion
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb (ft)
38.838.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NANA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60TR18P235/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NANA
Front Tire Size
P245/60TR18P235/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
CompactCompact
Front Tire Order Code
NANA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500165
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
50001653
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
50001653
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
50001653
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5665
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.520 X 8
Front Wheel Material
AluminumAluminum
Spare Wheel Material
SteelSteel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.520 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
CompactCompact
Rear Wheel Material
AluminumAluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct InjectionGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5200295 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NANA
Displacement
3.8 L/2312.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6000286 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City (MPG)
1919
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
2121
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy (MPG)
2424
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.421.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.814.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.650.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.861.91
Trans Type
89
Drivetrain
All WheelFour Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.221.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NANA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.800.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.423.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.902.84
Trans Order Code
NANA
Transfer Case Model
None
Trans PTO Access
No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia TellurideLand Rover Discovery Sport
Body Style
Sport UtilitySport Utility
Body Code
S
Suspension
Suspension Type – Rear
Multi-LinkMulti-Link
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type – Front
StrutStrut
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.)
Strut
Axle Type – Rear
Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) – Rear
4.54
Axle Type – Front
Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) – Front
4.54
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.48.5

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