Comparison - Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 2018 - vs - Kia Telluride SX 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

XC Classic (China)

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
58,050
Updated: 
02 Jan 2019
$
43,790
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#CBD0D3
Bursting Blue Metallic
#315785
Electric Silver Metallic
#81888E
Passion Red
#971715
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Osmium Grey Metallic
#627C8B
Color: 
Dark moss
#3F3A34
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Everlasting silver
#6F7072
Gravity grey
#505358
Ebony black
#0D0D0D
Black copper
#110D0C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren’t segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 receives updates to its driver assistance system and more apps for its infotainment system, plus the addition of a range-topping new trim level.

Although Volvo's latest four-cylinder engine has considerable power, the heavy weight of the XC90 makes it feel unimpressive. Its numbers are promising, but in real-world, day-to-day use, acceleration and refinement are lacking. Other rival crossovers feel notably snappier and more responsive when accelerating up to freeway speeds or passing a slow-moving vehicle. We haven't driven the XC90 with the base turbocharged engine, but we expect to find its 250 hp a bit meager for a vehicle of this size.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out; spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV; many standard safety technology features; precise handling that inspires confidence; available plug-in hybrid model.

Cons
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class; comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

By: 
edmunds.com

Totally redesigned for the 2016 model year, the Volvo XC90, helped redefine the Volvo brand, now that the Swedish automaker is Chinese-owned.Worries that innovation would be sucked out of the brand leaving an empty shell appear to have been unwarranted as Volvo is continuing to produce cutting-edge vehicles.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 gets some expanded safety options.Also, the 2017 XC90 T5 model is now offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.All other XC90 models come standard with all-wheel drive.

Volvo's revived SUV has earned impressive crash-test ratings.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it five stars overall.Rated Good on each test done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the XC90 was named a Top Safety Pick.

In keeping with the brand's long-standing reputation for safety, Volvo gives the XC90 the latest safety features and systems, active as well as passive, some optional. Automatic braking at intersections has been added to the standard City Safety package. Pedestrian and cyclist detection now functions day or night.

Volvo's revived SUV has earned impressive crash-test ratings.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it five stars overall.Rated Good on each test done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the XC90 was named a Top Safety Pick.

By: 
autoblog.com

The 2017 Volvo XC90 ranks 10 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. In a competitive class where esteemed luxury brands duke it out, the 2017 Volvo XC90 lies somewhere in the middle. This Swedish SUV is well-equipped and good on gas, and it seats seven comfortably. However, its standard four-cylinder engine leaves something to be desired, and its reliability rating is lower than most class rivals.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Volvo XC90 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren't segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration." -- Edmunds

After launching one of the most ambitious design overhauls in modern memory, Volvo's XC90 crossover SUV for 2017 utterly validates the Swedish automaker's efforts. … Taking direct aim at the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Acura MDX, the XC90 offers a fresh design, more intriguing interior toys and a revolutionary drivetrain marking a new beginning in Volvo engineering." -- Kelley Blue Book

"With the redesigned XC90, Volvo is breaking some new ground - ground that will likely influence all of the company's upcoming models. While there are some elements that might throw Volvo's traditional customers (the infotainment controls, mostly), the XC90 not only may lure new customers from other luxury makes, but is also an indication that the long-time Swedish automaker has a very bright future ahead." -- Consumer Guide (2016)

Pros
Luxurious interior design
Excellent cargo and passenger space
High fuel economy
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
So-so ride quality over rougher roads
Average engine power
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The XC90 is the poster boy of New Volvo, responsible for spearheading the reinvention of the brand as a slick Swedish premium alternative to the established Anglo-Saxon badges you’ll see clogging up most company car parks up and down the land.

It’s a classic top-down approach: Gothenburg’s Chinese masters, Geely, elected to relaunch Volvo with a posh-roader carrying chunky prices and a new executive wardrobe. The rationale? If they get this flagship right, the smaller, cheaper models should fly off the shelves faster than the lunchtime meatballs at the Ikea sale.

Which is why we’ve just eight months in the XC90, to rate their chances. Stuff this up, and it could spell curtains for Volvo’s renaissance outside the Ford fold. Get it right… well, we could be seeing the brand cycle up the sales charts and close the gap to Mercedes-Benz, Audi et al.

It’s a mighty fine cabin. The XC90’s crowning achievement is the bit you’ll notice everyday – the cool, minimalist interior. Materials used throughout are first-rate with a stylish mix of metallics, leather and smart plastics, and the interior felt as solidly made and luxurious as the miles ticked towards five figures as it did on day one. Only the absurdly stained blond leather let the side down (they left a delicate shade of Levis blue).

Like the Audi, the XC90 has permanent four-wheel drive, to keep us going when the going gets slippery, especially with the standard all-seasons Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres. The wheels are 21-inch, eight-spoke diamond-cut alloys – a £1450 option. This excess-all-areas vibe percolates throughout; to avoid a long wait for XC90s off the production line, we plumped for a car already specced by Volvo. Hence the price has been swollen by an obscene £16,440.

By: 
carmagazine.co.uk

The 2020 Kia Telluride comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic.All-new model.Kia's biggest SUV yet.Seating for seven or eight people.

Pros
Robust standard V6 with decent towing power
Spacious interior for large families
Lots of standard tech and safety features
Plush ride and well-shaped seats offer all-day comfort

Cons
No available powertrain upgrades
Less small-item storage in cabin than some competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Kia Telluride has a boxy, modern look.There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.

Pros
Chic looks
Standard safety gear
Spacious, airy interior
Comfortable

Cons
Turbo rivals are quicker
So-so mpg
May be too big for some
Crowded SUV field

By: 
thecarconnection.com

With enormous proportions, the boldly styled Telluride is Kia's biggest crossover. Although it's based on the Sorento, the 2020 Telluride is more interesting to look at, with nifty designs for its head- and taillights and a boxy, angular silhouette.

Pros
Excellent Style,
Cavernous interior,
loads of tech.

Cons
Intrusive adaptive cruise,
no upgraded engine option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Telluride ranked #1 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Kia Telluride has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Gentle ride
Large cargo hold
Lots of safety features
Handsome cabin

Cons
Less agile than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.80L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
262ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
316hp
at 5 700rpm
291hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Carpeted Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
196.90in
Width: 
79.10in
78.30in
Height: 
69.90in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
10.50in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.70in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
67.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
42.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
58.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
61.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
61.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
87.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.80degrees
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4627.00lbs
4482.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
power steering
Power Door Locks with Speed Sensing Lock and Impact Sensing Unlock

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Heated and ventilated 1st and 2nd-row seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Front Seatback Pockets w/ Device Pouch
Front Seatback Hooks
Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Bucket Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
The independent MacPherson strut-front suspension and stabilizer bar offer precise handling dynamics. Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent multi-link rear suspension helps enhance ride quality. Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and alloy steering wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
330 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Front and rear-hinged back doors open to 90 degrees
Largest tiger-nose grille
Recessed quad-LED headlamps
Horizontal LED indicator lights
Polished-metal skid plate
Hood scoops
Thin, vertical taillights
Dual exhaust tips
Wing-shaped, ceiling-mounted LED panel
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In.
20 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Brake Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Solid Brake Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Rollover Sensor

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Towing Package
SX Prestige Package
Exterior Options: 
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Cross Bars
Side Steps
Mudguard Kit
Tow Hitch W/Harness
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Front Alloy Skid Plate
Interior Options: 
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Tailored Dashboard & Upper Door Panels
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Graphical Head Up Display
Heated Steering Wheel
SX Dune Brown Nappa Leather Seats
Carpet Floormats
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Cover
Folding Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Interior Light Kit
SX Espresso Brown Leather Seats
SX Butterscotch Leather Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#2D2D2F
Color: 
Butterscotch, leather
#90694A
Dune Brown Nappa, premium leather
#97806F
Gray Nappa, premium leather
#EAE7E3
Gray, leather
#898A89
Black Nappa, premium leather
#4F4F4F
Black, leather
#2C2E30
Espresso brown, leather
#352C26