2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Kia Telluride 

We can all agree that there’s nothing better than a little competition – whenever a hotshot new model type comes out for the upcoming year, each of its market rivals are forced to innovate and upgrade their individual features in order to increase sales, to the benefit of us as consumers. This is exactly the kind of shift that’s taking place today, as the 2020 Kia Telluride has been released to much fanfare in the American market. But how well does it match up with long-standing industry heavyweights like, say, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder?  

Our Boucher Nissan of Waukesha sales team wants to help you answer that question today – we've put some research together on the 2019 Pathfinder and 2020 Telluride. With this, we think you’ll end up with a much clearer picture of which SUV is best suited to accompany you throughout life.  

2019 Nissan Pathfinder 


2020 Kia Telluride 


Starting MSRP  $31,690 

3.5-liter V6 / 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque 

Largest Engine / Max. Horsepower and Torque Output  3.8-liter V8 / 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque 
Seven Passengers / Up to 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space  Interior Seating Capacity / Max. Cargo and Storage Volume  Up to eight passengers / 87 cubic feet 
Up to 6,000 pounds  Maximum Towing Capacity  5,000 pounds 


Test drive the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder at Boucher Nissan in Waukesha WI 

Though the 2020 Telluride may be more powerful and roomy than its Nissan counterpart, the 2019 Pathfinder excels when it comes to capability. It’s able to achieve up to 20 city miles per gallon and 27 highway miles per gallon, much higher than the Telluride can boast - with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive also included and towing and payload ratings that greatly exceed that of the Telluride, the Pathfinder is still an undisputed flagbearer in the American SUV landscape. That’s not even counting its extensive selection of driver assistance features, all of which come with Nissan Intelligent Mobility:  

  • Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Intelligent Cruise Control 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Blind Spot Warning 
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor 
  • Many more! 

To get a more in-depth and detailed glimpse of the Pathfinder’s market pull, you’re welcome to give Waukesha Nissan a call whenever it’s most convenient. We’d be happy to help you schedule a test drive or answer any questions you may have – make no mistake, the Nissan Pathfinder is still a champion in just about every regard; stop by our dealership offices today and see why!