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2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride 

After many successful years with its previous build, running from its 2014 to 2019 model years, the 2020 Toyota Highlander marks the debut of the 4th generation of this beloved Toyota SUV model. That means the 2020 Toyota Highlander is all new and improved, inside and out.


To mark this much-anticipated redesign, we wanted a similarly revolutionary competitor for today’s comparison. For that, we’ve chosen the brand-new 2020 Kia Telluride model that marked a first, yet successful, venture into the full-size SUV market for the Kia brand. It’s the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs the 2020 Kia Telluride!

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride
3.5L V6 Baseline Engine 3.8L V6
295 hp / 263 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 291 hp / 262 lb-ft
5,000 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs

2020MY: TBD

2019MY: $31,680

Starting MSRP

2020MY: $31,690

2019MY: N/A


2020 Toyota Highlander Manhattan Beach, CA 

Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Highlander isn’t expected to differ greatly from the current range of the 2019 Toyota Highlander. However, beyond that uncertainty, the 2020 Toyota Highlander matches up to or surpasses the 2020 Kia Telluride in all other notable categories.


Additionally, while fuel economy ratings haven’t yet been released for the 2020 Highlander, its smaller engine size means it will likely beat out the Telluride in that area as well. Furthermore, for those with efficiency concerns, fuel economy can be further improved by upgrading to a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid model.


As for features that accompany this new-generation redesign, the 2020 Toyota Highlander offers the following:


  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD 
  • AWD Integrated Management 
  • Multi-Terrain Select 
  • JBL® Audio System 
  • Drive Mode Select 
  • Downhill Assist Control 
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar 
  • Panoramic Sunroof 
  • Wood Interior Trim 
  • Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seating 
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating 
  • Premium Projector Headlights 
  • Road Sign Assist 
  • Smart Stop Technology 
  • And More! 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander model will release in December 2019 while the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is scheduled for a February 2020 release. To learn more about the upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander, please contact our team here at Manhattan Beach Toyota. Our staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Manhattan Beach, California within the greater area of Los Angeles County.