Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Sorento 2021 Kia Telluride


2.5L I-4 3.8L V6


191 hp 291 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

24/29 * 20/26 *

  Seating Capacity

7 Passengers 8 Passengers

  Cargo Space

75.5 cu. ft. 87.0 cu. ft.

  Third-Row Leg Room

29.6 in. 31.4 in.

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Kia Telluride

Serving Morrow, GA

When Kia introduced the Telluride in 2020, it took the top spot in the lineup. This midsize crossover was named the 2020 World Car of the Year, so it understandably has garnered your attention as you get ready to buy your next vehicle. The Kia Sorento has a long history of impressing Atlanta’s drivers, so that it may be on your list of strong contenders as well. It is also a midsize crossover, and it is priced slightly below the Telluride. Which of these models will you focus your attention on when you stop by Kia Atlanta South for a test drive?


Across the Sorento’s five trim levels and the Telluride’s four trim levels, you can appreciate full command of the road thanks to their well-designed powertrains. The Sorento is offered with two powertrains. These are a turbo 2.5-liter, a four-cylinder gas option that produces 191 horsepower, and a turbo variation that raises the output to 281 horsepower. The Telluride’s single powertrain is a V6, 3.8-liter design that will delight you by generating 291 horsepower.


Differences between the 2021 Telluride and the 2021 Sorento extend to their styles. The Sorento’s dimensions are smaller than the Telluride’s dimensions across all measurements. Both models have a modernized version of Kia’s bow-style grille and prominent haunches across the sides. The Sorento shows off horizontally angled LED headlights, a rounded nose, skid plates, and a spoiler. The Telluride’s nose is squared off. Like the Sorento, the Telluride has front and rear skid plates. However, it boasts tall LED lights at the front and rear.


You can appreciate individualized interior styling as well as numerous comparable features in the Sorento and the Telluride. The Sorento boasts vertical air vents and a 10.25-inch screen for the infotainment equipment integrated with the instrumentation panel screen. The Telluride has horizontal air vents with a floating display screen. In both models, Apple CarPlay, a push-button engine starter, heated seats, USB ports, Kia Drive Wise tech, and other features are either available or included.

Are you looking forward to picking out your next crossover SUV soon? To get more familiar with the 2021 Sorento and the 2021 Telluride through a road test, contact our Kia Atlanta South associates today.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.