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Split screen images of the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Kia Telluride
Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More) X
Serra Platinum Package (Learn More) X
Toyota Care X
Toyota Safety Sense X
3.5L V-6 with 295 hp Base Engine and Horsepower 3.8L V-6 with 291 hp
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Standard
Standard 8-inch/ Available 12.3-inch  Touchscreen  Standard 8-inch/ Available 10.25-inch
Yes Standard Active Safety  Yes

While the 2020 Toyota Highlander has yet to arrive in dealerships (look for it beginning in December of 2019), Toyota has released details about what SUV shoppers can expect when it gets here. The lineup is getting a full bumper-to-bumper redesign complete with a sleek new contoured appearance, a new platform, and increased standard features and tech throughout the lineup.   

To highlight how competitive the newest Highlander iteration will be when it joins the lineup officially, we put it toe-to-toe with another new segment leader: the 2020 Kia Telluride. Which SUV came out on top? Find details about each model’s performance and feature packages below to find out. 

Which SUV Offers More Standard Active Safety?

When it comes to carting around the family, perhaps nothing is more critical in a new vehicle than active safety. Modern active safety offerings utilize strategically placed cameras to add a second pair of eyes on the road. Depending on the system, your equipped vehicle should be able to alert you to any oncoming hazards and may even be able to intervene on your behalf.

Both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Kia Telluride models come generously equipped with active safety on all trims. Standard safety on the 2020 Highlander is the upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 bundle that includes Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.

The 2020 Kia Telluride offers a comparable set of standard active safety including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Park Distance Warning, Rear Occupant Alert, Smart Cruise Control, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Look for the 2020 Toyota Highlander to arrive at Serra Toyota beginning in December of 2019 for gas-powered models. Until then, the 2019 Toyota Highlander and a variety of gently-used Highlander offerings are available for test drive and purchase.

2020 Toyota Highlander front grille and headlights
2020 Toyota Highlander dashboard
2020 Toyota Highlander rear seats
2020 Toyota Highlander exterior in grey


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