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The 2020 Kia Telluride is the brand-new mid-size SUV by the Korean company. This is the largest vehicle in the lineup at this moment and it can accommodate eight passengers. However, you can turn it into a 7-seater at upper trim levels.
Dimensions of the 2020 Kia Telluride positions the SUV in the mid-size segment, although some say the vehicle is a full-size model. Whatsoever, the cargo space and accessories list are making the Telluride pretty comfortable and able to match the offer of some larger SUVs.
Furthermore, at its debut, the vehicle will be available in four trims. The entry-level model is LX, mid-range offers are S and EX, while the SX is top of the line SUV. A performance-oriented version and hybrid are still possibilities.
The exterior styling of the Telluride is unique. No other vehicle by the same company is similar to this one. Inside the 2020 Kia Telluride, we will find a lot of room, features, and other options. Brown interior is definitely a highlight. Cargo space in combination with the price will make you want it.
Under the hood of the mid-size SUV is a huge V6 displacement. The 3.8-liter unit is also part of the lineup of the Hyundai Palisade. The other Korean company stepped into the market a bit earlier and offers its model with diesel drivetrain as well. We’ll see if Telluride will come with such option as well.
The 2020 Kia Telluride, as the brand-new model, brings a fresh design language. The SUV is 5 meters long (197 inches). The production vehicle is nearly the same as the concept we saw in 2016. Designers made few updates, especially up front. The fascia holds the new grille and bumper. It changes the entire image of the Telluride. However, the first impressions are positive and the nose provides better aerodynamics.
The previous concept was supposed to bring the Telluride to the full-size segment. The production model loses a few inches in length, width, and heights. Nevertheless, the SUV remains a three-row vehicle. Shorter body and the wheelbase (114 in) will bring better handling and agility.
2020 Kia Telluride Interior, Cargo Space, Seating Capacity
The big SUV offers eight seating spots. The interior capacity provides enough space for enough comfort. However, rear seats are suitable only for children. The seating capacity drops to seven when you choose to pick the captain’s chairs for the middle row.
Behind the third row the 2020 Kia Telluride there are 21 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down the seats and you will get 25 cu.ft. more. The volume goes up to 87 cubic feet behind the front row.
Trim Levels and Features
The entry-level model is LX. The latest infotainment system brings an 8-inch touchscreen right at the center of the dashboard. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, as well as six USB ports. You can pair your iPhone or Android thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2020 Kia Telluride will be one of the safest models in the class. Even the base model offers some of the advanced safety and driver aid features.
The S package cuts down a seating spot. An 8-seater is available, but you need to pay $100 for it. Compared to the base model, we will find power seats for drivers bucket, heated front row, and a moonroof.
If you are willing to spend more, the EX adds a larger screen, voice controls, wireless charging, and navigation. Interior also gets leather seats with the ventilated front row. The self-adjustable suspension is an additional feature.
The most expensive model is the SX. This package brings premium touches to all parts of the SUV. There are Harman Kardon audio, blind spot monitor, 360-degree parking camera with sensors on the front bumper. You can still upgrade this package with Nappa leather and other options though $4,000-valued Prestige package.
2020 Kia Telluride Specifications, Diesel Engine, Gas Mileage
The only engine choice for the 2020 Kia Telluride is a 3.8-liter V6 unit. Definitely, the company will expand the lineup in the future. Diesel is the most likely option since its close sibling Hyundai Palisade is already using it. A V6 petrol unit is good for 291 hp and 262 pound-feet of torque.
An eight-speed automatic transmission is sending power to 2WD. A 4WD is optional. Total towing capacity of a 3.8-l V6 engine is 5,000 pounds. According to early estimations, Telluride SUV returns 19/24 mpg. Average gas mileage is 21 mpg.
How Much Does a 2020 Kia Telluride Cost?
The base price of the 2020 Kia Telluride is $31,700 (LX). The S package doesn’t add too many features and the price is $2,200 higher. More upgrades increase the cost of the EX model to $37,100, while the SX starts at $41,500. All-wheel drive ($2,000) is part of the Prestige package ($4,000 total). Fully loaded, the Telluride SX reaches $50,000 price tag.
All build options, trim levels, and prices are available on the official website of the Korean company.