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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Lexus UX 250h Review

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2021 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,190 to $44,390
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2021 Lexus
UX 250h

MSRP*: $35,200 to $39,900
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Invoice* $31,064 to $42,393 $33,405 to $37,865
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 291 hp Info not available
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 196.9 in 177.0 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.1 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in
Front 35.7 - 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Lexus UX 250h. The Kia Telluride will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus UX 250h.

Convenience
The Kia Telluride requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus UX 250h, 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 Kia Telluride or the Lexus UX 250h, 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. The Destination Charge for the Kia Telluride is much higher than that for the Lexus UX 250h.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Lexus UX 250h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Telluride, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus UX 250h.

Handling
The Kia Telluride has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus UX 250h, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Lexus UX 250h, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Telluride than that of the Lexus UX 250h.