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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Crossover SUVs are dominating the modern automotive industry for a lot of reasons, but flexibility and performance are often at the top of many people’s lists. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will show potential customers how small differences between the two crossover SUVs can make decisions difficult for buyers. The 2020 Telluride offers more performance, more interior capacity and more access to connectivity than its Nissan competitor. In fact, all of those elements that have put the 2020 Telluride ahead of the 2020 Pathfinder are the same things that independent review have praised the three-row Kia crossover SUV, including its soft ride characteristics and comfortable seats. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride today by calling 877-885-7998.

While both the 2020 Telluride and 2020 Pathfinder have three rows of seats, an extra person ride in the Kia vehicle. Most Telluride versions will be able to hold eight passengers, but there are available options for seven-passenger configurations. Owners of the 2020 Pathfinder will only be able to accommodate up to seven passengers in any of its four trim grades. Where the 2020 Telluride is really able to outshine its Nissan competitor is cargo volume. Kia Telluride owners will still have 21 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the third row, compared to 16.2 cubic-feet in the Pathfinder. However, when the interior of the 2020 Telluride is properly configured, it will offer up to 87 cubic-feet. The 2020 Pathfinder will max out at 79.5 cubic-feet.


2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Pathfinder

3.8-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 284/259
8 passengers Max. Passenger Cap. 7 passengers
87 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 83.7 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

The 2020 Kia Telluride uses the same powertrain across all four trim grades. Future owners will have a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Buyers will be able to choose front- or all-wheel-drive versions with all of them offering a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Likewise, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder also employs a single powertrain. The vehicle’s 3.5-liter, V-6 engine will be attached to a continuously available transmission, making 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque.

Even with the disparity between power outputs of the two three-row crossover SUVs, the 2020 Telluride is able to offers very competitive fuel economy scores. A front-wheel-drive version of the 2020 Telluride will be able to achieve 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, which falls within a mile-per gallon or two of the scores demonstrated by the Nissan Pathfinder.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.