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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia
Telluride

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$31,990 to $44,090
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $30,871 to $42,105 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 19 - 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Kia Telluride offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has 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 Kia Telluride as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Telluride will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Telluride will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
The Kia Telluride is a little wider than the Nissan Pathfinder, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Telluride takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

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

Utility
The Kia Telluride offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Telluride has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Telluride than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.