With the comfort and luxury you desire and ample performance under the hood, you'll feel right at home in the 2020 Kia Telluride. If this midsize SUV has grabbed your attention you're still weighing your options between trims, Youngblood Kia can help! We've compared two popular models in this 2020 Kia Telluride S vs. EX trim differences guide.

To see the selection at our Kia dealership near Nixa, MO, feel free to browse our Telluride S and Telluride EX inventories. To get in touch with a Youngblood Kia team member, send us a message online or call (866) 825-9532.

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Key Features Table

Consult the following table to see some key differences between the Telluride S and EX trim levels.


Notable Features

Telluride S

Starting at $33,990 MSRP

  • 7-passenger seating
  • UVO Link infotainment system
  • 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Manual rearview mirror
  • SOFINO seat trim
  • Heated front seats

Telluride EX

Starting at $37,090 MSRP

  • 8-passenger seating
  • UVO Link infotainment system with enhanced navigation
  • 10.25-in. touchscreen display
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Power-folding sideview mirrors
  • Smart Power Liftgateâ„¢
  • Highway driving assist
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control

Kia Telluride S vs. EX: Similarities

While there's plenty of features that set the Telluride S and EX apart, there are also many amenities that these Kia SUVs share. The S and EX share a robust engine configuration, power sunroof, and a variety of advanced safety systems that add peace of mind behind the wheel. Features equipped in both Telluride models include:

  • 3.8L V6 engine
  • Power sunroof
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane following & keeping assist
  • Reverse park distance warning
  • Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist
  • Rear view monitor with dynamic parking guidance
  • Smart cruise control with stop & go
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Kia Telluride S vs. EX: Differences

2020 Kia Telluride lifestyle

Depending on your need for passenger space, you may be drawn towards one configuration or the other. The Telluride EX trim seats eight comfortably thanks to second-row bench seating. While the Telluride S can also be equipped to seat up to eight, it's standardly configured with second-row captain's chairs, seating seven comfortably.

If interior comfort is at the top of your priority list, then the 2020 Telluride EX may be the SUV for you. The EX upgrades the Telluride S with leather seating, a larger touchscreen display, heated and ventilated front seats, and much more.

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