Here's an interesting comparison between the Telluride and the Buick Enclave Avenir that Kelley Blue Book put together. Despite the Enclave's spacious and luxurious interior, they gave the edge to the Telluride because of the pricing difference and the warranty.
2020 Kia Telluride
Starting Price: $32,735 | Price Yours
Above Average: A sleek SUV with room for 8 passengers, quiet and loaded with safety technology, the Telluride is a great road trip vehicle.
Below Average: Small third row, cargo space is somewhat lacking, and the glovebox is rather small. No rear entertainment system.
Consensus: The 2020 Kia Telluride is a good bet for a reliable, comfortable, and spacious 8-passenger SUV.
2019 Buick Enclave Avenir
Starting Price: $54,495| Price Yours
Above Average: Upscale, roomy, tech-loaded and sportier than most midsize SUVs.
Below Average: Seating options limited to 7 passengers.
Consensus: The 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir offers luxury amenities with a quiet cabin to match.
The Kia Telluride is a brand new 7- or 8-passenger vehicle from the Korean automaker Kia. It was built expressly for the U.S. market, and it offers both front-wheel drive (as standard) and all-wheel drive. It is rated to tow 5,000 pounds (though the tow hitch is only available on the EX and SX trims) and gets an all-new design that's packed with modern comfort and safety amenities. On the road the Telluride is smooth and comfortable, with a variety of driving modes in the AWD version, it can handle all kinds of weather, too. Inside the Telluride gets a variety of high-quality materials that exude luxury. A suite of safety and convenience tech comes as standard on the base model Telluride, too.
In contrast to the Telluride, the 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir, which is the top of the line Enclave, offers 3-row seating for seven. It has a sophisticated styling with the modern handling of a midsize sedan. The first and second rows inside the vehicle get captain's chairs while the third row gets a bench-style seat. While there aren't any significant changes for the 2020 model year, Buick has added some tech updates (including a new 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with available navigation) and standard massage seats for the driver and passenger. There is also a new Sport Touring package that gets some upgraded looks around the grille and wheels and new colors. While the Enclave Avenir is on par with a well-appointed Acura MDX or Volvo XC90, it isn't nearly as fun to drive as a Mazda CX-9. The Enclave Avenir tows just 5,000 pounds when outfitted with the correct features.
Functional 3-row SUVs that are fully-capable family haulers.
2020 Kia Telluride Advantages
A comfortable ride, extended warranty, and amenity-packed for the price.
2019 Buick Enclave Avenir Advantages
Modern and luxurious with good handling.
The Kia Telluride edges out the Buick Enclave Avenir, mainly on pricing and also because it comes with Kia's class-leading warranty, 8-passenger seating and a fresh design.