The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride has rolled off the assembly line for the first time and has reached Kia of Coatesville, your Kia dealer near Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap. Our sales team is comparing the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Acura MDX in this space, so you’re able to learn more about what these two SUVs also bring to the table in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark.
Continue reading to educate yourself about vehicle performance, interior features, and amenities, and find out which car comes out on top.
Kia Telluride vs Acura MDX: Performance
The Kia Telluride is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine, which makes 291 horsepower. Mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, the Telluride finds the right gear for your highway travels and the city streets, too.
If you’re behind the wheel of the Acura MDX, you’ll own a car that’s powerful, but carries just a 290 horsepower engine. Why make the jump for a luxury vehicle when the Kia Telluride offers more power? That’s a question many drivers are finding an answer to at our dealership.
Many drivers are also discovering that the Kia Telluride offers standard up to a 5,000-pound towing capability. When you want to tow an ATV, a boat, a medium-size trailer… you’ll be able to do it. The Acura MDX has to be properly equipped to handle up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity, with the base model offering just 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.
Plus, the Kia Telluride comes with better ground clearance than the Acura MDX, so off-road adventures are that much more adventurous.
Telluride vs MDX: Interior Space
Space matters, and that’s certainly true if you’re buying or leasing your next car. You don’t want to feel cramped inside the cabin—that’s for sure. The Telluride is capable of doing something the MDX can’t: It offers seating for eight. The MDX maxes out at seven. While you may not always be traveling with eight people, it’s nice to have the option.
With 40.9 inches of headroom in the Kia Telluride, even drivers well above six feet tall will feel at home. The Acura MDX front headroom measures in at just 38.1 inches, leaving it feeling cramped for the driver and front passenger.
If you’re calculating cargo space, there’s no comparison here, either. The 2020 Telluride offers up to 87 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. The Acura MDX can only offer up to 68.4 cubic feet of space. When you need room for all your important items, the Telluride is the SUV to turn to.
Kia Telluride vs Acura MDX: Tech
Tech-wise, both the Kia Telluride and Acura MDX are smartphone-ready. With Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality, you’ll be able to link up a smartphone to the touchscreen for easy access to text messages, apps, and navigation functionality.
This technology comes standard in both the Kia Telluride and the Acura MDX. However, if you’re searching for the largest touchscreen, you’ll only find it in the Telluride. The massive available 10.25-inch touchscreen is larger than any available screen offered by Acura. So, when you’re using the screen for navigation or even choosing that next song, the more intuitive choice is the Kia Telluride.
2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Acura MDX: The Verdict
Now that you’ve had the chance to read all about these two SUVs, it’s pretty easy to see which one is the better choice for your travels in Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap.
The 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Acura MDX debate is a fierce one, but the Telluride is more versatile and more powerful than the MDX. Explore Lancaster, Reading, and Newark in a brand new way. Explore in the 2020 Kia Telluride.