2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Toyota Highlander vs 2022 Kia Telluride

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Built for a family of seven or eight, the 2022 Toyota Highlander SUV celebrates more than two decades on the American market. Having the first-generation design, the 2022 Kia Telluride is a relatively new member of the midsize SUV class in North America. The Multi-Terrain Select gives the Highlander a clear advantage in off-road handling.

2022 Toyota Highlander

$35,855 – $51,460*

21/29 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine

2022 Kia Telluride

$33,390 – $43,290

20/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 3.8-Liter V-6 Engine

Performance Features

Performance Features

The 2022 Toyota Highlander gets 295 horsepower from a V-6 engine that displaces 3.5 liters. Executing combustion according to the Atkinson cycle, this six-cylinder powertrain delivers 263 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 RPM. Other mechanical technologies that optimize combustion in this 24-valve engine include the VVT-i and D-4S Fuel Injection. Employing the CVVT technology, the 2022 Kia Telluride’s standard 3.8-L engine doesn’t produce more than 291 net hp. Built on the Lambda platform, this V-6 engine peaks at 262 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 RPM. An electronically controlled, eight-speed automatic transmission system syncs with the six-cylinder powertrain. Four settings are also available from the Drive Modes, including the Smart Mode. Similarly, the Highlander comes with three standard driving modes, such as the Sport Mode. The Direct-Shift, eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard on this three-row Toyota SUV. You could select additional settings from the exclusive Multi-Terrain Select for exceptional off-road handling. For example, the Rock & Dirt Mode helps you navigate trails. You could turn on the Sand & Mud Mode for your other off-road adventures. Despite offering the AWD Lock Mode and Snow Mode, the Telluride simply can’t compete with the Highlander’s M-TS technology. This premium Toyota SUV runs on the Dynamic Torque AWD, superior to the Kia model’s Active On-Demand AWD.

Technology Features

Technology Features

You could purchase the 2022 Toyota Highlander with the Dynamic Navigation System. In addition to having an advanced GPS navigation suite, the 8-inch infotainment center includes the Toyota Connected Services. You could upgrade to a 12.3-inch multimedia console for even better features. By contrast, the 2022 Kia Telluride’s infotainment display measures just 10.25 inches wide. However, the Kia Connect operating system provides good value in smartphone connectivity. Both midsize SUVs work smoothly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You’ll get more advanced applications from the Remote Connect and Service Connect in the Highlander. Featuring the JBL logo, the vehicle’s premium audio system is available with up to 11 speakers. Engineered by Harman Kardon, the Telluride’s top-level sound system has just ten speakers.

Driving Assistance

Driving Assistance

Adopting the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ technology, the 2022 Toyota Highlander reaches new levels of active safety. You’ll find several other driver-assistance features on this midsize SUV, like the Blind Spot Monitor and Bird’s Eye View Camera. Likewise, the 2022 Kia Telluride boasts the latest crash-avoidance systems from the Kia Drive Wise series. This three-row Kia SUV also offers the Surround View Monitor and Parking Distance Warning for extra caution. Both vehicles have a driver’s knee airbag and curtain-style side airbags. With access to the Highlander’s Safety Connect, you’ll receive reliable roadside assistance and other emergency services.

Visit Our Dealership!

Want to see how the Toyota Highlander performs on the road? Contact us at Beaver Toyota of Cumming to compare the 2022 Toyota Highlander SUV with the 2022 Kia Telluride by scheduling a test drive.

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,025 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,215 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, Corolla Cross, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,495 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,695 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2022 projected EPA-estimated mpg rating estimates as determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.