The Kia Telluride is a midsize SUV that has three rows for driver and passengers. The Telluride seats eight passengers in comfort and can serve ably as your family vehicle for those who want SUV features. The Kia Telluride comes in three different trim levels, offering drivers additional features as they upgrade levels. The Kia Telluride is a big car, but the space does not come at a cost to the overall driving experience.
Interior ComfortThe first two rows of the Kia Telluride offer roomy seats for all, and the seats are padded and comfortable, making the car a worthy choice for a long-distance family trip. The front seats are also luxurious, and the upscale trim comes with genuine leather Nappa seats. The Telluride has soft-touch surfaces that increase the comfort. While the third row is a little different than the second, passengers can still ride back there in comfort.
Cargo SpaceThe Kia Telluride is known for its roomy cargo hold with 21 cubic feet of space. If the back row is folded down, this expands to 46 cubic feet. Even with a vehicle full of passengers, the Kia Telluride has more than enough space for all of the family luggage for a long car trip. If all the seats are folded down, the available cargo space increases to 87 cubic feet.
Engine PowerThe Kia Telluride comes standard with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine, which handles well in daily driving activities. This powerful engine has 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This engine can get this large vehicle from zero to 60 in 7.2 seconds. The engine also gives the Telluride above-average towing power.
Laggy EntertainmentWhile many will use the Kia Telluride as a family car for larger families, the entertainment options are limited for those who sit in the last row of the vehicle. The in-car entertainment system only reaches the second row of the car, which is different than the other vehicles in the Telluride's class. This means that any family larger than five will have difficulty staying entertained in the car.
Off-Road DrivingWhile the Kia Telluride handles itself well on the surface of a regular road, its size and weight lead to some difficulty. The approach angle of the car will keep you from being too bold behind the wheel with where you drive. There is some light off-road capability, but that is the extent of what the Telluride can do when it leaves a smoother surface.
AgilityAlthough the big and boxy look of the car can be appealing, this design has impact on some of the agility of the car. If the pavement is less than smooth, it can throw the Telluride off its stride, and it has difficulty adapting. Nonetheless, the Telluride offers its driver an unyielding ride.