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2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Review

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2021 Buick
Envision

MSRP*: $31,800 to $42,200
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2021 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,190 to $44,390
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Invoice* $30,337 to $40,259 $31,064 to $42,393
MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 52.7 ft3 87.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.5 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Buick Envision, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Telluride offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Envision, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Buick Envision requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Telluride, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Envision or the Kia Telluride, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Envision and the Kia Telluride have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Envision 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 Buick Envision, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Telluride.

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Telluride, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Envision has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Buick Envision and the Kia Telluride are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Envision is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Telluride.