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2020 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Review

New 2020 Audi Q3

2020 Audi
Q3

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New 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia
Telluride

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MSRP*
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$34,700 to $36,000
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$31,990 to $44,090
Invoice* $32,620 to $33,840 $30,871 to $42,105
MPG - City 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 27 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Telluride offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Kia Telluride requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Telluride. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Telluride.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q3 is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Telluride.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q3 and the Kia Telluride are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has the same turning radius as the Kia Telluride, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q3 has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q3 seats a lot fewer people than the Kia Telluride. The Audi Q3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Telluride.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi Q3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Telluride.