2020 Kia Telluride vs Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Kia Telluride vs Nissan Pathfinder

The 2020 Telluride is an all-new and never-before-seen three row sport utility vehicle by the manufacturer of the Soul, Sorento, and Sportage. Their new offering is the largest Kia yet, and this SUV comes with some state-of-the-art comfort and convenience features that aim to make your life a lot easier. On the other hand, the Nissan Pathfinder isn’t due for anything more than a minor updates for 2020. That’s not surprising since 2017 was a major redesign, if not a whole new generation, for this SUV model. But the Pathfinder might feel a little antiquated as we move into the roaring 2020s, since that year many of its competitors are all new or completely overhauled. How does the Telluride compare to the Pathfinder? In this article, we’ll answer that very question.

Passenger and Cargo Room: 2020 Kia Telluride

The Telluride is all about space, measured in legroom and cubic feet of storage. First of all, the Telluride preemptively earned the best-in-class second-row seating distinction. Just think of it. Four adults traveling happily in the same SUV. No mad dashes to claim shotgun. No breaks every half-hour of the road trip to “stretch your legs.” Nothing will break the calm created by leg room that puts an airline economy class to absolute shame. Up the ante further by showing off the One-Touch 3rd Row Entry. This innovation moves the second row out of the way for you with the touch of a button for easy access to the rearmost seat. Cargo room is pretty spiffy as well, measuring a whopping 21 cubic feet.

2020 Kia Telluride Interior

The Nissan Pathfinder just can’t compete with storage space in spades. Behind the third row, there’s only 16 cubic feet of it, about a quarter less than what you’ll find in the Telluride. Sure, you can fold the seats down, but that leaves you with an uneven loading floor. And, seeing as how the Telluride has won the best-in-class second row leg room distinction, the Pathfinder obviously offers less.

Warranty: 2020 Kia Telluride

We can’t be absolutely sure, but we’re not going too far out on the limb to say that the Telluride’s warranty will almost certainly beat that of the Tahoe. How can we be that sure? Kia has earned a reputation in the last decade for amazing warranties. Everything from the Rio to the Sedona has a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty and 10-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. We expect Kia will grant the same warranty to those who drive the Telluride.

2020 Kia Telluride Rugged

On the other hand, Nissan offers a warranty with only half the coverage of the Kia. The Nissan warranty is limited, covering 3 years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty that covers 5 years or 60,000 miles. That coverage is a little less than average and not as much as you might hope.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is more spacious for you and your stuff and is guaranteed to last. So relax, stretch, and take comfort in that fact that Kia has it all covered–in its brand-new, stylish three-row SUV.