New Kia Telluride Spartanburg SC

Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander: Midsize 3-row crossover comparison in Spartanburg, SC

Greenville-area families seeking the ultimate combination of versatility, comfort, amenities, and value will find just what they're looking for in the Kia Telluride. Though a relative newcomer in a segment filled with veterans, Telluride has already become the SUV of choice in the midsize 3-row class, earning high praise from both critics and customers. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to find a more well-rounded model for the price. Here's a look at how it measures up against one of the segment's longest-running nameplates, the Toyota Highlander.

New Kia Telluride near Simpsonville


  • The Highlander benefits from a recent long-awaited redesign with updated refinement and more modern style. However, it can't match Telluride's craftsmanship, attention to detail, quality materials, and sharp design.

  • Greer families will also certainly appreciate the Telluride's better ergonomics, more intuitive controls, and superior passenger space. While Telluride can accommodate even adult-sized riders in its third row, the Highlander will feel like a penalty box for anyone other than small children.
Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Telluride

Tech & Power

  • Both SUVs equip V-6 powerplants that take them from zero to 60 in 7.2 seconds. However, Simpsonville drivers seeking a superior driving experience will assuredly prefer Telluride for its quieter and more refined road demeanor, precise steering, and balanced handling. Telluride also offers an available self-leveling rear suspension.

  • The Telluride and Highlander are evenly matched for features. Both models offer standard 8-inch touchscreens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and advanced driver aids like adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation, and lane keeping. However, the Telluride also comes standard with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Telluride also represents a better value, offering a superior entry-level experience for a lower starting MSRP ($32,190 to $34,810).

Test Drive the new Kia Telluride near Shelby and Forest City, NC

Contact Benson Kia for more information about the Telluride and its available trim levels, amenities, and financing options. And if you'd like to see for yourself what separates Telluride from the competition, we invite you to visit us in Spartanburg for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

Kia Telluride Interior Spartanburg SC

  1. Benson Kia

    1100 North Pine Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29303

    • Sales: (864) 668-1894
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Benson Kia

1100 North Pine Street
Directions Spartanburg, SC 29303

  • Sales: (864) 668-1894
  • Service: (864) 660-7556
  • Parts: (864) 735-1010


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
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  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed