Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride shook up the three-row crossover SUV market when it first appeared for the 2020 model year. Offering an attractive design, a spacious and feature-rich interior, and a budget-friendly price, it has quickly become one of Kia’s top-selling models.

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The Kia Telluride shook up the three-row crossover SUV market when it first appeared for the 2020 model year. Offering an attractive design, a spacious and feature-rich interior, and a budget-friendly price, it has quickly become one of Kia’s top-selling models.

Under the hood, the Telluride features a 3.8-liter V6 making 291 horsepower. The engine routes its ample power through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Though not particularly sporty, the combo does deliver refined shifts and reasonable acceleration. The Telluride’s suspension is likewise tuned primarily for comfort rather than driver engagement. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available for those who need additional traction.

On the inside, the Telluride stands out for its premium look and feel, which seems to have been inspired by posh high-end SUVs such as the Range Rover. It also boasts one of the roomiest cabins in its class, including a third row that even adults won’t mind riding in.

Despite its reasonable price, the Telluride doesn’t skimp on amenities, especially at higher trim levels, which are fitted with goodies such as dual sunroofs, heated and ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel. The big Kia offers a strong set of tech and safety features, too, including standard adaptive cruise control on all trim levels (starting in 2022) and an available surround-view display.

Additionally, the Telluride comes with Kia’s class-leading factory warranty, which provides powertrain coverage for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles.

Kia Telluride Model Lineup

The Telluride is a midsize crossover SUV that seats seven or eight, depending on the configuration. The three-row family hauler is Kia’s largest SUV, measuring some eight inches longer than the next size down, the Sorento. It shares a platform and some mechanical features with the Hyundai Palisade, which is made by the Korean automaker's sister company.

Trims on the Telluride include the entry-level LX, the mid-level S, the well-equipped EX, and the range-topping SX. All versions come standard with a 3.8-liter V6 engine powering the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available; however, Kia does not yet offer a hybrid or electric version.

Kia Telluride Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2020

4.4

340 verified owner reviews

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Top 2020 Reviews

Richard S. from NJ

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

5.0

It is an awesome vehicle. For the price of the car and the features included, you can't go wrong. It is stylish and luxurious and safety features beyond your imagination. You cannot go wrong with this vehicle!

Eugene N. from PA

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride EX AWD

4.0

Kia telluride is an excellent vehicle for the price,

Lisette G. from NY

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

5.0

Please consider this car. it has so much interior space. the pilot seats are so functional if you need access to the back passengers. the vehicle looks and feels more expensive than it was.

Shashank M. from CA

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

5.0

It is a beautiful vehicle and has. Great features. They could do more work on self parking features.

Matthew S. from PA

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride S AWD

2.0

I would not refer this Kia telluride to anyone. The vehicle is a safety and electrical/ computer disaster

William M. from AR

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride S FWD

4.0

Very current vehicle from a technological viewpoint as well as overall appearance and performance

Richard K. from MN

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

5.0

You will love it, no regrets, purchase the highest model you can.

Robert P. from CA

Verified Owner · Oct, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride EX FWD

4.0

Reliable, comfortable and safe.

Aubry C. from TN

Verified Owner · Oct, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride EX AWD

4.0

Compare it to the competition and see if you don't agree that it is the top choice and it's segment

Christine L. from PA

Verified Owner · Oct, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride S AWD

The Telluride has many top quality features built in that other brands charge extra for. The interior feels like you are in a very high end vehicle. The seating is very comfortable, even in the third row. Plenty of usb connections for the passengers.