Crowned “Best in Show” at the international auto show in Detroit in March 2019, MotorTrend's car of the year 2020 and, the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the year, the Kia Telluride has become one of the most in-demand cars in the country. Rugged and refined at the same time, this roomy, three-row SUV is the perfect choice for a wide range of drivers, from large families to adventure-seekers to travel-happy grandparents. With the elegant styling and advanced tech of a luxury vehicle but the price tag of a more modest ride, the 2020 is a joy to drive and own.
The 2020 Telluride is available in four trim packages, all with either 7 or 8-passenger seating: the baseline LX, which has a MSRP of just under $32,000; the S, which adds heated front seats and a power sunroof: the EX, which comes with leather seats and a 10.5-inch display screen: and the SX, which adds a second sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels featuring a black finish, and a Surround-View Monitor (SVM) yet still clocks in at under $42,000.
All 2020 Tellurides come with a 3.8 liter, V6 engine boasting 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a 5,000-pound towing capacity. Despite its muscular powertrain, the Telluride front-wheel drive manages to get a competitive 23 combined miles per gallon.
Enjoy the exhilaration of an automatic transmission with Kia’s standard Sportmatic automatic manual driving mode. Choose from among 4 different drive modes available at the turn of a dial: Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. Ensure a smooth ride at all times with available self-leveling rear suspension. And for drivers who want the option of better control of the road in adverse weather conditions, all Tellurides are available in all-wheel drive.
The features that come “standard” on the Telluride are anything but. These include heated front seats, a leather steering wheel cover, an 8-inch touch-screen display, and Porsche-like grab handles on the center console. Choose one of the higher trim levels to experience leather seats, reclining dual captain’s chairs that slide forward at the touch of a button for 3rd-row access, dual sunroofs, and a top-of-the line audio system that includes Harman-Kardon speakers.
To ensure your safety, Kia includes the Kia Drive Wise System™ in all Telluride trim levels. Drive Wise features standard-forward collision avoidance assist, standard safe exit assist and standard rear-occupant alert. And the available Surround View Monitor (SVM) enables a bird’s eye view of your car via 4 exterior-mounted cameras for better awareness of your surroundings.