2020 Kia Telluride Model Review in Smyrna, GA

If you are looking for rugged luxury, look no further than the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit auto show, the all-new Telluride is the KIA's three-row midsized SUV that offers seat for up to 8 people. It is the first vehicle that the Korean brand has developed precisely for the U.S. market. The design may be a throwback, but infotainment technology and safety are absolutely up-to-date. The Telluride comes in 4 trims: LX, EX, S, and SX. We have plenty of new 2020 Kia Tellurides just waiting for a test drive. Check out the Telluride's specs below, and then come on in for a test drive! 

Your Next Adventure Awaits in the 2020 Telluride

KIA says the Telluride was planned to keep in mind rugged luxury, which helps justify the SUV's bold and boxy shape. The power train is transversely mounted and powers a modern all-wheel-drive system with 22-inch, five-spoke wheels. The exterior features:  

·          A Huge tiger-nose grille 
 ·         Thin vertical tail lights 
 ·         Horizontal LED indicator lights and 
 ·         Recessed quad-LED headlamps 

 The exciting and functional design of the cutting-edge, full-size SUV includes dual exhaust tips, hood scoops, and a polished-metal skid plate.

Step Inside Rugged Luxury

The crossover will be offered with plenty of features including:  

·         Kia's UVO3 infotainment system with an optional 10.3-inch touchscreen
·         A 630-watt, 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, 
·         Up to six USB ports
·         Heated and ventilated first- and second-row seats
·         Nappa leather upholstery
·         Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration 

 Other standard driver assistance features include:

·         Adaptive cruise control 
·         Forward collision warning
·         Automatic high beams  
·         Rear parking sensors 
·         Rear occupant alert system 
·         Front and rear automatic emergency braking 
·         Pedestrian detection
·         Lane keeping assist
·         Blind-spot monitoring
·         Rear cross-traffic alert

In a first for KIA in the U.S, the Telluride will be equipped with a partially automated Highway Driving Assist system that aims to respond to the traffic environment by always keeping the vehicle at a safe distance and reducing burden on the driver. Some of the other family-friendly features include a Driver Talk system that allows the driver to communicate with the second-or third-row passengers via the microphone. There is also a Quiet Mode that cuts audio in the second and third-row speakers.

What Drives It?

Telluride uses a 3.8-liter V-6 rated at 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque to send power to either the front or all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. 4 different drive modes (Smart, Eco, Sport, and Comfort) change the powertrain as well as the steering effort to offer a slightly different driving experience depending on the particular setting. Two additional drive modes are available for all-wheel-drive models. 

 ·         Snow mode: helps optimize traction in unfavorable road conditions 
 ·         AWD Lock: splits the power equally to all four wheels to optimize traction on rough terrain 

 A self-leveling rear suspension is available which adjusts the Telluride's ride height automatically depending on how much weight is being towed. The three-row crossover is capable of hauling a family of 8 and towing up to 5,000 pounds.

Find Your Kia Telluride at Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA Today

Has the 2020 Kia Telluride piqued your interest? Contact our dealership today and to test-drive wait list for the 2020 KIA Telluride near Kennesaw, GA. We look forward to getting you closer to rugged luxury for your next adventure.