Compare the Kia Telluride in Bryan, TX

Compare the Kia Telluride

Consider the Difference in the 2021 Kia Telluride

The field of midsize SUVs is getting more competitive every year. When the Kia Telluride hit the streets of Bryan, TX in 2020, it made an immediate announcement that its competitors would need to step up their game if they wanted to keep up. With its impressive performance numbers and incredibly spacious cabin, it set the new standard for what a crossover should be.

How does it fare compared to its peers? Sterling Kia is here to help distinguish the 2021 Kia Telluride from its competitors.

Spacious Interior

When it comes to carrying your family around Bryan, TX, you want something that can carry your load. When it comes to passenger volume, the Kia Telluride surpasses that of the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Telluride provides a comfortable riding experience for up to eight people. When you swap out the second row bench with the available captain's chairs, the Telluride opens up the cabin for as many as seven passengers. The Santa Fe tops out at five passengers. The comparable Mazda CX-9 also holds seven passengers, but in a cramped third row.

Mazda CX-9
Hyundai Palisade


  • The Kia Telluride has few peers when it comes to its robust performance capabilities. It carries a base 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 291 horsepower and 262pound-feet of torque. When matched to the eight-speed automatic transmission it gives you an economical ride through Bryan, TX.
  • The Mazda CX-9 may be able to go head to head in terms of luxury but falls short under the hood. It is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 227 horsepower, far below the Kia Telluride.

Cargo Space

One important part of hauling passengers around is carrying their gear, as well. You want your midsize SUV to be able to carry the load for your crew. That demands a sizable cargo space.

  • The Kia Telluride provides 21 cubic feet to store items behind the third row. Once you lay that down, you'll find 46 cubic feet of cargo and up to 87 cubic feet with the second and third row lowered.
  • The Hyundai Palisade is another three-row crossover with plenty of space to offer. It brings you 18 cubic feet of storage behind the third row, 45.8 cubic feet behind the second, and will both rows lowered, you'll find 86.4 cubic feet of storage.
  • The Mazda CX-9 falls wells short of both of those numbers, allowing just 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row, 38.2, behind the second and merely 71.2 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows laying flat.

There is more to discover from the Kia Telluride. You can explore all of the tremendous standard features waiting for you at Sterling Kia. Get behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Telluride and find out what makes it the right SUV for your plans.