Crowned “Best in Show” at the international auto show in Detroit in March 2109, the 2020 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.