May 30, 2019
Kia is making the leap into the mid-size SUV market with the 2020 Kia Telluride. With enough seats for seven or eight people, the Telluride is the automaker’s largest SUV yet. Along with having enough space for large families, the SUV has a decent amount of towing power. It also features an attractive exterior design in addition to a modern interior look.
The 2020 Telluride is available in four different trim levels: the LX, S, EX and SX. It comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The SUV also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with the vehicle while all-wheel drive is an available upgrade.
Kia is offering plenty with the base LX. For instance, the vehicle model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, simulated leather upholstery and adaptive cruise control. It features Bluetooth and five USB ports. Upgrading to the S trim gives buyers amenities like a sunroof, heated front seats and captain’s chairs in the second row. The next level up is the EX, and it comes with a lot more, things like a hands-free liftgate, three-zone automatic climate control and keyless entry and ignition. The SX is the vehicle model’s most luxurious trim. It comes with front parking sensors, interior ambient lighting and a surround-view parking camera. The SUV also has a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.
SUV buyers can upgrade their Telluride with a 5,000-pound towing capacity package, one that includes a self-leveling suspension. Buyers can also get one with a driver intercom system and automatic wipers.
Kia’s Telluride is a nice vehicle to drive. The V6 engine is powerful and responsive while the brakes are reactive. The SUV feels stable on curves, and it offers quality steering. During a test drive, buyers are likely to notice that the transmission responds intelligently and quickly.
This is a vehicle that can go off-road. It has 8 inches of ground clearance, and its AWD system operates well. This is a vehicle that handles adverse weather conditions excellently. In fact, it features a snow mode.
There is plenty of space inside the SUV. It also has an upscale-feeling cabin with three rows of seats that are easy to reach. In the Telluride, the interior space is excellent as is the cargo room. It has a whopping 87 cubic feet of space with both rows of passenger seats folded down and 21 cubic feet when they are in use.
Those who choose the 2020 Kia Telluride as their next vehicle will appreciate owning an SUV with the amount of power and space that the mid-size SUV offers. With its eye-catching exterior styling and quality interior, those who buy this vehicle are sure to be happy with their decision.