The Kia Telluride is a big adventurous SUV with a ample third row, acceptable burden room, lots of tech and disciplinarian accessibility features, additional the achievement you charge to get about boondocks or off the baffled path.
With a starting amount of $32,875, the Kia Telluride is priced aloof appropriate and alike the top of the band Telluride SX AWD feels affordable with aggregate you get for $46,860.
If you’re arcade for a mid-size SUV or an SUV with a third-row, this American fabricated Kia needs to be at the top of your list. Aloof don’t balloon about the Hyundai Palisade, which offers a added adequate booty on the three-row SUV.
Debuting with an affecting Super Bowl ad, the Telluride accepted itself during our time with the asperous three-row SUV.
Great architecture with with ample interior.
Powerful V6, 8-inches of arena approval and acceptable towing rating.
Great accepted assurance appearance and alternative disciplinarian assist.
Robust technology options including CarPlay & Android Auto
Only one agent option.
Palisade offers added adequate autogenous and a few key upgrades.
The 2020 Telluride comes with affluence of adeptness and a acceptable tow rating.
The Telluride packs a 3.8L V6 agent with an 8-speed manual and alternative all-wheel drive. This delivers affluence of adeptness with acceptable dispatch and handling. The Telluride is rated for 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Ride affection is good, admitting firm. You can get a self-leveling rear air suspension. While best Tellurides will break on the pavement, the off-road achievement to get you to campsites is absorbing acknowledgment to 8-inches of arena approval and accepted drift plates.
On the highway, the adaptive cruise with the adeptness to stop and aces aback up afterwards a abbreviate abeyance is abundant for abyssal cartage jams, and there’s affluence of adeptness to beat slower cars.
With the all-wheel-drive model, the accepted breach is 100 percent to the front, but in Sport mode, it switches to 65% to the advanced and 35% to the back.
Fuel abridgement is in band with added mid-size SUVs with a V6 engine. The Telluride becoming an EPA estimated 20 mpg burghal and 26 mpg highway.
The Telluride comes with a 10-year 100,000-mile Powertrain assurance and a 5-year, 60,000-mile bound basal assurance as able-bodied as roadside assistance.
I’m a big fon of the Telluride design.
While architecture is subjective, the boxlike asperous attending alcove out and pulls me to this agent the aforementioned way I’ve been fatigued to the Wrangler and Xterra in the past. It’s a attending at me, I’m over actuality accomplishing my affair and attractive acceptable at the aforementioned time appearance that absolutely works on the Telluride. The Dark Moss acrylic on my loaner completed the look.
The autogenous is able-bodied laid out and comfortable, admitting it lacks some of the autogenous accumulator spaces that you’ll acquisition on the Palisade and added mid-size SUVs. The 2nd and 3rd rows feel ample acknowledgment to lots of windows and an alternative second-row sunroof.
There is a lot of allowance in the advanced bank and a actual ample additional row. You can configure the Telluride with a bank bench in the additional row to accompany eight passengers, or you can get captain chairs. It’s accessible to get in and out of the Telluride and there are one-touch accelerate and bend rear seats for admission to the third row. You can bend the second-row seats with a advance of a button from the rear accumulator area. There are no adeptness third-row bank controls like on the Palisade.
The autogenous is comfortable, adequate and offers a lot of room.
With the SX Prestige amalgamation ($2,000) the second-row seats are acrimonious and aerial for added comfort.
There are affluence of charging credibility throughout the cabin, abundant for every row, and accessible pockets to authority a smartphone in the additional row.
The berth is actual quiet at artery speeds, abutting what you’d about acquisition in a affluence SUV.
Thanks to a acute heating and cooling system, you can ascendancy the dual-zone acting upfront, and apart ascendancy the rear temperature and fans. The ceiling-mounted vents accomplish it accessible to absolute the air and you can hinge them bankrupt while still accepting a little air movement to accumulate the temperature appropriate after accepting accursed in the face with air.
Enjoy affluence of burden room.
The rear accumulator breadth is absolutely ample and if you charge added allowance for weekend getaways or DIY projects you can bend bottomward the seats with a 60/40 breach to accessible the burden areas up significantly.
The Telluride is accretion all the latest tech, awsome driver-assist features, and some air-conditioned assurance options.
With the EX and college trim levels you get a added 10.3-inch blow screen, and on lower trims an 8-inch blow screen.
All Telluride models appear with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Plug your buzz in and you get accessible admission to navigation, music, calls, texts and added accurate apps. The blow awning is responsive, calmly arresting and the Kia infotainment arrangement is accessible to use, alike admitting best bodies will absorb added time in CarPlay or Android Auto. The alternative Harmon Kardon complete arrangement is absolutely good.
The infotainment arrangement is abundant and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are some air-conditioned congenital appearance like the intercom that lets you allocution to the additional and third-row after shouting or axis about and the Rear Occupant Active that can ascertain a commuter in the rear of the agent and active you with noises as you get out of the car or with a advance active to your phone.
Safe Exit is an alarming affection that keeps the second-row doors bound if the agent detects cartage abutting on the artery side. This prevents a adolescent from aperture a aperture into traffic.
Kia offers a affiliated car acquaintance with alien lock and unlock, and you can alien alpha the car from the UVO Link app. You can additionally ascendancy the altitude application the app and set a agenda so the Telluride gets the berth aloof appropriate every morning afore assignment or demography the kids to school.
The 2020 Kia Telluride appearance accepted auto emergency braking technology and Dark Atom Collision technology, so you get a nice set of accepted assurance features.
Driver-assist appearance like the Dark Atom ecology and a pop-up video appearance on your apparatus array back you opt for the Dark Atom Appearance monitor, advice you see your surroundings. While I adopt the adjustment of the video augment on the Palisade, the Telluride’s centermost appearance still works and is a nice accession to the accepted dark atom indicators.
With adaptive cruise control, alley trips are easier. The Telluride automatically slows to accumulate with the breeze of cartage and again accelerates to your cruise ascendancy acceleration back bottleneck clears.
A accepted rearview adviser and alternative bird’s eye appearance accomplish accepting into and out of bound parking places easy.
For the exterior, a bigger, bolder grille matches the look on 2020 Kia Telluride Inside
newer SUVs while the sharper lines and larger air intakes of the front fascia further add to the aggression. A new L-shaped light signature in the taillights makes things more modern at the rear, while larger diameter tailpipes lend a sportier look and feel to the vehicle. This sporty edge can be further enhanced with an available M Sport Package.
Inside, the instrument cluster remains analog while an 8.8-inch infotainment screen sits atop the dash and features navigation as well as Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Electronic driver aids, either standard or available, include adaptive cruise control with speed limit information, collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and steering assist with lane departure warning.
Pricing information for the 2020 Kia Telluride Inside
will be announced closer to the market launch, though we don’t expect much of a move from the 2019 model’s $34,950 base sticker.
When it was launched for 2016, the second-generation 2020 Kia Telluride Inside
brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched from a rear- to a front-wheel-drive platform. The switch didn’t hurt sales one bit, as the last two years have been the nameplate’s best, with approximately 30,000 units sold in the U.S. in each of those years.