Compare 2023 Kia Sorento vs 2023 Kia Telluride

2023 Kia Sorento vs 2023 Kia Telluride
2023 Kia Sorento 2023 Kia Telluride


2.5L I-4 3.8L V6


191 hp 291 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

24/29 * 20/26 *

  Max Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs ** 5,500 lbs **

  Max Cargo Space

75.5 cubic feet 87.0 cubic feet

  Seating Capacity

7 Passengers 8 Passengers

2023 Kia Sorento vs 2023 Kia Telluride

Serving Morrow, GA

With options like the Sorento and the Telluride available in Kia's current crossover lineup, it may not be easy to settle on a specific model. The Sorento is a small crossover that offers the benefit of a third of seating in its spacious cabin. The 2023 Telluride is a midsize model with three rows, and it sits above the Sorento in the lineup. What should you be aware of about these popular models before buying your next new crossover?


If you opt for one of the Sorento's lower trim levels, your crossover will be outfitted with a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. An eight-speed auto transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, but you can request all-wheel drive. The higher Sorento trim levels receive 281 horsepower from a more powerful four-cylinder engine. This is accompanied by an eight-speed, automatic dual-clutch transmission. The 2023 Kia Telluride, on the other hand, has a 291-horsepower, 3.8-liter, V6 engine. It is paired with the same transmission and drivetrain options as the Sorento.


While the Kia Sorento is classified as a small crossover, it has a prominent stance on the road. The profile is undeniably sporty with long angles while the sides are dressed up with both thick molding and a deep accent line. The bowtie grille is directly integrated with a trio of bulbs, and these are accented by a bent LED light ribbon. The Kia Telluride, on the other hand, is a larger, taller vehicle with a confident, rounded nose and a larger grille. The headlights have an innovative look with two vertical bars of LED lighting. Across the sides, the Telluride has relatively smooth surfaces with a sophisticated accent bar running along the lower perimeter.


Both the 2023 Sorento and the 2023 Telluride are well-equipped from their base trim levels up, and they share a few features. They have may be outfitted with a 360-degree camera, a heated steering wheel, a Bose audio system, a blind-spot camera, smart device app connections, an auto-dimming rear mirror, w wireless phone charger, lane keeping, a hands-free liftgate, a navigation system, parking sensors and more. The Telluride may also come with customizable cabin lighting, a head-up display, a household power outlet, a surround-view camera, a highway drive assist, a pair of sunroofs, sound-absorbing glass, and more.

Comparing these models and their many trims in person is a great way to learn more about your options. To explore the Sorento and Telluride crossovers in full detail, contact our Kia Atlanta South associates soon to make arrangements.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.
** Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner's Manual for towing capacity, additional instructions, and warnings. Always use caution while towing.