Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Telluride Pricing Compared

2020 Toyota Highlander price
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Which of the two large SUVs is a better deal?

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a highly popular SUV that comes at a rather hefty price.

Fully-redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Japanese brand’s three-row SUV has a starting price of $35.720, which puts it on the high end of the large SUV segment.

That’s $2,770 more than the cheapest Highlander model in 2019 and significantly higher than its major rival in the United States, the 2020 Kia Telluride.

Continue your read to learn more about the pricing details of the 2020 Highlander and pricing difference between the base (& range-topping) Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander.


Toyota Highlander price

For the 2020 model year, the Highlander 3-row SUV is offered in 5 different trim levels. Here’s how much does each of the trims cost:

  • L ($35,720)
  • LE ($37,920)
  • XLE ($40,720)
  • Limited ($44,770)
  • Platinum ($47,970)

The most affordable 2020 Toyota Higlander L starts at $35,720. That’s $2,770 more than the cheapest model in 2019. Prices range up to $47,970 for the range-topping Highlander Platinum.

  • What’s new on the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

Toyota Highlander has received a complete redesign for the 2020 model year, with the 3,5L V6 engine now being standard engine on all gas-powered models. Mated to the 295-horsepower V6 engine is the 8-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel-drive comes standard on all models, while all-wheel-drive is available as an option. The AWD system costs $1,600 to $1,950 (depending on the trim level).

Toyota Highlander Hybrid price

  • LE ($39,320 )
  • XLE ($42,120)
  • Limited ($46,170)
  • Platinum ($49,370)

The 2020 Highlander Hybrid is offered in 4 unique trim levels with the base LE trim level starting at $39,320. The better equipped XLE, Limited and Platinum trims cost $42.120, $46.170 and $49.370 respectively.

  • What’s new on the 2020 Highlander hybrid?

Fully-redesigned for the 2020 model year, the new Toyota Highlander hybrid replaces the 3.5L V6 powerplant with a new, more efficient 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

All-wheel-drive is available on the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, but comes at an extra cost ($1,600 to $1,950 – depending on the trim level).

Release date of the 2020 Toyota Highlander

The pricey Toyota Highlander has just been released in U.S. Reportedly, the first non-hybrid models are expected to start arriving at Toyota dealerships this December, while the hybrid variant is slated to go on sale in February 2020.

Price comparison with 2020 Kia Telluride

Toyota HighlanderKia Telluride
Starting price$35,720$32,735
Starting price (hybrid)$39,320Not available
Top-of-the-range$47,970$42,535
Top of the range (hybrid)$49,370Not available
AWD cost$1,600–$1,950$2,000

Note: Kia doesn’t offer the hybrid option on the 2020 Telluride.

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