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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2023 Kia Telluride Review

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2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $28,450 to $44,000
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2023 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $35,890 to $52,985
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 18 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 87.0 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 5,000 - 5,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in

*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 Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Telluride.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Kia Telluride, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Clearly, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a better financial choice over the Kia Telluride, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Kia Telluride, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe has much lower torque than the Kia Telluride, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Kia Telluride, making the Kia Telluride the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Telluride.