The Awards Keep Coming for the New 2020 Kia Telluride SUV
As a new-comer to the mid-size SUV / CUV segment, the Kia Telluride has undoubtedly upset the applecart. Since making its brilliant debut by winning Best in Show at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Kia Telluride has consistently put best-selling SUVs like the Nissan Pathfinder, GMC Acadia, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Edge on notice.
Simply put, the Kia Telluride has done nothing more than consistently exceed all expectations. And the awards for the new 2020 Kia Telluride continue to roll in. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top awards the new Kia Telluride has racked up.
Edmunds Adds the 2020 Telluride to Its Top Family Vehicle Picks for 2019
To create Edmund’s prestigious list, several vehicles are tested every year in everyday, real-world conditions. Then, the vehicles are narrowed down to top eight picks, and the 2020 Kia Telluride was one of the last remaining vehicles. One of the key reasons the Telluride made the list was its exceptional safety features, like the innovative blind spot monitoring system.
In addition, the Telluride will lock the rear doors so your kids are not able to open them in the middle of traffic. Another key feature that distinguished the Telluride is the motion sensor in the rear that will automatically open the liftgate. All you need to do is be in front of the trunk door with the key in your pocket. This convenience feature reduces the need for you to fumble through your pockets for keys.
Kia Telluride Wins Annual Northwest Automotive Press Association’s “Mudfest”
After driving over 20 different vehicles through a healthy mixture of off-road courses and on-road handling at the legendary Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association named the 2020 Kia Telluride the winner in the “Mid- and Full-Size CUV” category. This was the association’s 25th yearly Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event, which is more popularly known as “Mudfest.”
The off-road portion of the challenge included mastering deep ruts, plenty of loose dirt, descents, and steep climbs. The on-road portion of the evaluations included braking, handling, acceleration, and more on a course with sweeping curves, sharp corners, and elevation changes. Whether on-road or off-road, the new 2020 Kia Telluride shined exceedingly well and took home top honors in the category!
Kia Telluride Named “CUV of Texas” by Texas Auto Writers Association
Following two intense days of driving and evaluations, journalists of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) bestowed top honors of “Mid-Size CUV” and “CUV of Texas” on the new 2020 Kia Telluride at the recent Auto Roundup event. Based on the comprehensive assessments of approximately 44 members of TAWA, the Kia Telluride shone brighter than 28 other vehicles. All of the automotive journalists were strongly encouraged to drive the vehicles just like they would if they were in their normal day-to-day commuting conditions.
New Telluride Wins SUV Category at Inaugural Texas Off-Road Invitational
The brilliant new 2020 Kia Telluride took first-place honors at the inaugural Texas Off-Road Invitational hosted by the Texas Motor Press Association— the third Best-in-Show award the vehicle received in the month of May, 2019. At the event, more than 30 sport-utility and truck media professionals carefully evaluated the Telluride in Huntsville, Texas at General Sam’s Off-road Park.
It was compared to over 12 other SUVs — most of them legendary luxury utility vehicles and iconic off-roading vehicles. In either case, the Kia Telluride was voted best. The judges were especially impressed by the Telluride’s off-road capability and performance in sandy, rocky, steep, and muddy terrain. Vice President of the Texas Motor Press Association, Eileen Falkenberg-Hull explained how the Telluride mastered the “challenge of driving through hub-high water with ease.”
Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna for the New 2020 Kia Telluride
If you’re in the market for a fully capable and stylish three-row SUV, the new award-winning 2020 Kia Telluride will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Best of all, you can find the entire lineup of new 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna.
Contact us today to test drive and explore the new 2020 Kia Telluride.