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2023 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2023 Kia Telluride Review

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2023 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $31,195 to $82,495
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Telluride

2023 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $35,890 to $52,985
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MPG - City 13 - 21 MPG 18 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 25 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 87.0 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 291 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 5,000 - 5,500 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 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 Jeep Wrangler, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler 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). The Jeep Wrangler is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Telluride.

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

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Wrangler and the Kia Telluride.

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

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