2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

Green-grey 2020 Kia Telluride, VS icon, and blue 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

In the crowded field of three-row SUVs, a model that stands out from the pack is the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride, with its robust engine, bold styling, off-road capabilities, a comfortable and roomy interior, and a plethora of state-of-the-art technologies. In this 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder comparison, we show how the new Telluride favorably stacks up against the SUV competition.

Under the hood of the 2020 Telluride is the 3.8L V6 GDI engine, which delivers 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5L DOHC V6 engine in the 2019 Pathfinder generates 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. While both SUVs offer an all-wheel drive system, then the Telluride is the better choice for off-road use. It has a higher ground clearance than the Pathfinder (8” vs 7”), which makes it easier to drive over rocky terrain. Unlike the Pathfinder, the Telluride has gas-charged shocks, which provide greater control and a smoother ride when driving on bumpy roads. Also, the 2020 Telluride also offers a high level of driving personalization with its various drive modes, with settings for AWD Lock, Snow, Sport, Comfort, Eco, and Smart.

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2020 Kia Telluride VS 2019 Nissan Pathfinder
291-hp/262 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 284-hp/259 lb-ft
8” Ground Clearance 7”
8 passengers Seating Capacity 7 passengers
87 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 79.5 cu-ft

Compare the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

Another strength of the 2020 Telluride is its cavernous interior. It can comfortably seat up to eight passengers, compared to seven passengers for the 2019 Pathfinder. Also, the Telluride offers more space for storage, with a maximum cargo capacity of 87 cu-ft, compared to 79.5 cu-ft for the Pathfinder.

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Brown 2020 Kia Telluride parked by a building with large windows
Side view of green-grey 2020 Kia Telluride
Dashboard and white front seats in 2020 Kia Telluride
Moonroof and white 2nd-row and third-row seats in 2020 Kia Telluride