2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Comparison

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2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Kia Telluride is a new-age mid-size SUV that already looks like it’s at the head of the class. This is in stark contrast to the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, a model that has roots as far back as 1987. While the current generation of Nissan Pathfinder looks very different from its decade old ancestor, it still has a long history and fanbase in the country. Our 2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder pits the new kid on the block versus a very old brand. Which one is the better vehicle at least in this modern era? This is the question we plan to research on Drive Taylor today. Our 2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comparison is an interesting one.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Overview

Technology – Kia Dealership serving Hermitage

Nothing is more important to modern families than to stay connected through their daily travels. Touchscreen infotainment systems changed the focal point of a modern SUV and remain the hottest item on any interior. It’s curious, then, that the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder chooses to stick with an 8 or 9-inch touchscreen system. In an era where touchscreen displays handle everything from apps, to directions, to safety cameras, you need a larger display to really get full, fulfilling access to your connectivity. The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system of the 2022 Telluride is easily one of its best technology features. Not only is it larger than the Pathfinder’s touchscreen, but it offers more ease of use. Even those who’ve never enjoyed a touchscreen before can easily dig into its many virtues, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Dynamic Voice Recognition. There’s a fantastic number of steering-wheel mounted technology, too, that gives you one-touch access to some of your most important technology features.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia Telluride

The larger 3-row Telluride comes with 87 cubic feet of cargo capacity and outdoes the Pathfinder in this area. At only 80.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the Pathfinder delivers less space for all you active outdoorspeople out there. When you really look at the two interiors side-by-side, you see a world of difference. The Telluride is generously and expertly spaced with up to 8 passenger seating. Premium Nappa leather seat trim comes in Kia-created colors that do more than just look nice. They imbibe a a sense warmth and humanity. Calming and relaxing colors make the 2022 Telluride feel like stepping into a soothing spa. Heated and ventilated seating and 2nd row captain’s chairs are also available.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Interior

Powertrain – 2022 Kia Telluride in Hermitage

Mid-size models need more enthusiastic power than compact SUVs, so both of these step up to the plate and hit a sweet spot in terms of power. The 2022 Pathfinder’s 284 horsepower 3.5L V6 engine is top of the line for the model and really does a nice job of powering it home. For additional power and control, you’ll need a Telluride. Its 3.8L V6 engine is energetic and highly smooth. At 291 horsepower, you get a few more horses with a 2022 Telluride than a Pathfinder. The Telluride has been named the best 3-row SUV for a couple of years in the row now, and performance is an extremely big part of that success. It outpowers substantial performers like the Pathfinder while still maintaining a smooth drive. Towing capacity is more evenly dispersed throughout the Telluride’s trim levels, with 5,000 pounds maximum across every trim. You can get a bit more on the Pathfinder (6,000), but it also delivers substantially less on early trims (3,500 pounds). If you are happy with a 5,000 pound towing capacity and need more than 3,500 pounds, the Telluride is more even and gives you that max power up front.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Mechanical

Winner: 2022 Kia Telluride

The 2022 Telluride is a youngster, but it bests the 2022 Pathfinder in so many ways this year. Pulling up in a Telluride means showing off 20-inch alloy wheels, satin chrome accents, and amber LED daytime running lights. Sporty highlights like a shark fin antenna and rear spoiler are also displayed at first glance. As a visual experience, this is the type of SUV that makes everyone wonder, “Where do I get one of those?” You can actually get one of these from us! After you research on Drive Taylor, don’t forget to stop by and see us for a test drive of the 2022 Telluride. This model is the ultimate winner in so many ways. And it’s only just begun.

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The Telluride is a major award-winner and darling of the auto industry. It continues to set standards and serve the families who rely on it as their traveling safe space. Give our dealership a call to learn more about this model, its specials, and test drives.

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