Many drivers find it difficult to choose between the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs the 2021 Kia Telluride. To help drivers make their decision, we’ve highlighted the most significant differences between these two SUVs, especially when it comes to trim level availability, performance and passenger space.
The 2021 Toyota Highlander has six trim levels for drivers to choose from (L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited and Platinum) while the 2021 Kia Telluride only has four available trims (LX, S, EX and SX). The 2021 Toyota Highlander is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Kia Telluride utilizes a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Kia Telluride
|Six Trims||Trim Level Availability||Four Trims|
|295 hp||Standard Horsepower||291 hp|
|263 lb.-ft.||Standard Torque||262 lb.-ft.|
|42.0 in.||Front Leg Room||41.4 in.|
The 2021 Toyota Highlander also features more passenger space than the 2021 Kia Telluride in several areas. Notably, in the front row, the 2021 Toyota Highlander features 42 inches of leg room while the 2021 Kia Telluride only includes 41.4 inches. The 2021 Toyota Highlander sports 16 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity and 84.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.
Standard features found in the base L trim of the 2021 Toyota Highlander include an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display, tri-zone automatic climate control and more.
Interior amenities and comfort features available for the 2021 Toyota Highlander include: Cupholders in all three rows of seating, front and rear door pockets, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, an overhead storage console, keyless ignition, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror and more.