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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia
Telluride

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$31,990 to $44,090
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $30,871 to $42,105 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 19 - 20 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 30 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
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 Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Telluride as you will with the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Telluride transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Kia Telluride has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Telluride greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Volvo XC40, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Kia Telluride, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Telluride than that of the Volvo XC40.