Volvo XC90 Vs. KIA Telluride Comparison, Specs, Pricing

Volvo XC90 vs. Kia Telluride

If you're in the market for a new SUV with three rows of seating for at least seven people, you're probably comparing the Volvo XC90 vs. Kia Telluride differences. To help you with your search for the new SUV that's best for your household, we've put these popular models in a side-by-side comparison, so you can see how the new Volvo XC90 compares to the Kia Telluride in price, performance, and passenger room.

After you read our SUV comparison and review, we think you'll be ready to call our local Volvo dealer to lease a Volvo XC90.

2022 Volvo XC90 vs. KIA Telluride Pricing

The new Volvo XC90 has a competitive starting price and is available in two exclusive trim styles. Before we discuss your finance and lease options, let's look at the different trim levels available and point out the key features and highlights of each one.

The 2022 Volvo XC90 Momentum comes with a lane-keeping aid, 12-inch instrument panel, and oncoming lane mitigation on a touring chassis. The new Volvo XC90 Momentum also gives you the convenience of front and rear park assist along with the ride quality of 19-inch six-spoke alloy wheels.

A Closer Look at What's Inside

On the inside, the new 2022 Volvo XC90 Momentum offers Iron Ore aluminum decor, leatherette upholstery, a high-performance audio system, and the luxury of a leather steering wheel. If you're looking for a Kia Telluride with leather seat trim in all rows, you need to upgrade three trim levels to the Kia Telluride EX.

When choosing an SUV that matches your garage decor, the new 2022 Volvo XC90 is available in several attractive color options:

  • Ice White
  • Savile Grey
  • Bright Silver
  • Onyx Black
  • Denim Blue
  • Thunder Grey
  • Crystal White

Now that we've experienced a taste of what this new full-size Volvo SUV can do, let's see how the Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Kia Telluride stack up. 

Which costs more Volvo XC90 vs. Kia Telluride?

The new Volvo XC90 is competitively priced, and as her price will vary based on the configuration you select, we recommend reaching out to our team for specific prices. The Volvo XC90 has many advantages over the Kia Telluride. The Volvo XC90 Momentum is fitted with luxe leatherette upholstery, while the 2022 Kia Telluride LX has SynTex seating materials. The Volvo XC90 Momentum has 19-inch six-spoke alloy wheels in the base trim, while the Kia Telluride LX comes with 18-inch painted alloy wheels.

Volvo XC90 vs. Telluride Performance

When you're searching for a new SUV, you're looking for something that offers you more capability and performance than you'd find in a sedan. Let's take a look at how the Kia Telluride vs. Volvo XC90 compare in terms of performance and towing.

The new Volvo XC90 is moved by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the base model that produces 250 horsepower, offers 258 pound-feet of torque, and can send you from 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. These figures become even more impressive when you consider the Volvo XC90 does all that while also providing you with an EPA-estimated 21/30/25 mpg (City/Highway/Combined).1

How Much Can a Kia Telluride vs. Volvo XC90 Tow?

Do you have boats to tow and dirt bikes to trailer? Then you're interested in the Volvo XC90 towing capacity.2 The 2022 Volvo XC90 is available in a menu of powertrain and drive type configurations. If you want a front-wheel-drive (FWD) Volvo SUV, the new Volvo XC90 T5 FWD can tow up to 4,000 pounds if properly equipped. If you need more towing capability, the Volvo XC90 T6 AWD powertrain can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Volvo T6 powertrain in the 2022 Volvo XC90 is motivated by a turbo and supercharged engine with 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The 2022 Kia Telluride can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, but it comes up short when it comes to fuel economy. The Kia Telluride produces an EPA-estimated 20/26/23 mpg (City/Highway/Combined),1 which is, once again, less than what the Volvo SUV offers.

2022 Volvo XC90 2022 Kia Telluride
EPA-estimated MPG: 21 city/30 hwy/25 combined1 20 city/26 hwy/23 combined1
# of seats: 7 seats 8 seats
National Highway Traffic Safety Rating: 5 stars 5 stars
Corrosion Warranty: 12 years/unlimited miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Paid scheduled maintenance: 3 years/36,000 miles3 Not available
Length: 194.9" 196.9"
Rear track: 65.8" 67.6"

Telluride vs. Volvo XC90 Dimensions

If you're thinking of financing a Volvo XC90 from our used vehicles for sale, it's probably because you're looking for a vehicle that offers the cargo capacity and passenger room you need. Maybe you're comparing the Volvo XC90 vs. Kia Telluride size. If so, you'll be glad to know the Volvo XC90 provides up to 65.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 103.8 cubic feet of passenger room with comfortable seating for up to seven occupants.

Which Is Bigger: Kia Telluride or Volvo XC90?

The Volvo XC90 sits on a 117.5-inch wheelbase and carries an overall length of 195 inches. She is 69.9 inches tall and 84.3 inches wide. The Kia Telluride has a smaller wheelbase of 114.2 inches but is slightly longer than the Volvo XC90 at 196.9 inches. The new 2022 Kia Telluride for sale is also narrower at 78.3 inches. If you need to add even more room to your Volvo XC90, be sure to take a look at the roof racks for sale and other cargo accessories in our Volvo parts center.

If you'd like to take your Volvo XC90 vs. Kia Telluride comparison one step further, we recommend a test drive. Try on this new Volvo SUV at our dealership today.

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1For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at

2Towing capacities refer to when the vehicle is properly equipped.

3Volvo Cars recommends that you bring your vehicle in for service at least once a year regardless of mileage. In such cases Volvo Cars will cover the recommended services at 1 per year for the first 3 years.