With COVID-19 crimping supply chains, car-buyers have gotten used to marked-up prices and long waiting lists. But before there was a pandemic, there was the Kia Telluride. This three-row mid-size crossover hit the market in 2019 as a 2020 model with equal parts luxury, functionality, and affordability, dominating most competitors on all three fronts at once. And the market quickly caught on. Telluride supply could never keep up with demand.
This year, the long-popular Nissan Pathfinder is newly redesigned. The 2022 Pathfinder brings crisper styling, sharper driving manners, and a richer interior than its predecessor. To see if that’s enough to beat the beloved Telluride, we recently spent a week testing each SUV. In this review, we’ll describe how the Pathfinder and Telluride compare in eight different categories, then declare an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which sounds like the better three-row crossover for you.