2020 Kia Telluride Review

2020 Kia telluride debuted in the United States in March 2019. The 2020 Kia telluride has a spacious and entertaining cabin, as well as off-road performance. that’s the main highlight of this middle-class SUV. Check out our review on the 2020 KIA Telluride.

How does the exterior look like?

Big, firm and relieved. It’s a clear character when you look at the exterior of the 2020 KIA Telluride. At first glance, the figure is quite similar to cars made by Volvo or Range Rover. It’s not a big deal, as long as it looks attractive.

The appearance looks delightful with the large tiger nose grille design. The projector beam headlights are located at both ends of the grille. LED positioning light that provides capable lighting function.

Although the shape is quite large and square, we think it is understandable. The off-road theme clearly visible on its front face. In terms of design, KIA was quite successful in describing the unique characteristics of Telluride.

KIA Telluride features roof rails that match the chrome accents on the side glass temples. very attractive, it gives a luxurious effect but also a solid SUV style.

The 18-inch tires support its off-road performance. The size is quite proportional and it can also minimize the impact when driving on heavy terrain. Extra comfort in our opinion.

What we like the most is when we look at the rear body. Why? The reason lies in the design of the taillight lamp, which is packed like a hockey stick. The Telluride lamp type is very unique, which sets it apart from the SUV in its class.        

Interestingly, there is a beautiful cover on the rear bumper, a silver plate. In addition to enhancing the masculine scent, this feature can also minimize damage when driving in rocky areas and other heavy terrain.

A closer look inside the 2020 Kia Telluride interior

One of the main advantages lies in the spaciousness of the cabin. The interior of the 2020 KIA Telluride is the most spacious among other KIA products. Passenger capacity up to 8 people makes it very special. Not forgetting the spaciousness of the cabin and the legroom, all really comfortable.

Telluride’s cabin has a classic and elegant feel. The cabin uses three dominant colors, namely silver, brown and black. This is very comfortable and pleasing to the eye. The composition is very suitable between the elegant, the classic and the modern.

The dash has also been integrated with an 8-inch touchscreen feature. It is supports multimedia entertainment and also navigation. This panel makes driving easier while providing greater comfort to the driver.

KIA Telluride has an audio setup button, as well as a quick phone answering function built into the steering wheel. There is no significant difference from modern cars in general, it is just that the design applies a four-spoke model.

There is Multi Information Display (MID) panel behind the wheel. This panel shows your speed level, trip meter, average fuel consumption, and other cool stuff. But sadly the display is not fully digital because it still applies the analog meter to the speed level information.

According to official information, Telluride can accommodate up to 8 people. But note that the correct one according to our version is 7 + 1. 7 adults and 1 child, considering that the dimensions of the rear seats are more suitable for this proportion.

The KIA Telluride seats is rated 5 stars for its comfort level. The reason is that the Captain Seat model has been applied to the first and second row seats. Each seat is equipped with a headrest function, making it more comfortable to lean back on

What features does the 2020 Kia Telluride offer?

All variants apply sophisticated security features. It’s clear that the 2020 KIA Telluride feature really puts safety first. In this case, the features are Automatic Emergency Braking + Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control + Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and Safe Exit Assist.

KIA’s progress in prioritizing safety issues is special. Why so? Generally other auto companies sell these features separately. Consumers have to spend more money to implement each of these features. In this case, KIA really stands out from its competitors.

How good is the 2020 Kia Telluride performance?

The KIA Telluride 2020 comes standard with a 3.8 liter Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. In the SUV class, the power generated by the engine is quite capable. Engine power is capable of reaching 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. However, the towing capacity of the 2020 Kia Telluride SUV is around 5,000 lb’s

Indeed, this machine is not KIA‘s best machine. But it has really kept up with its competitors. Compared to the Chevrolet Traverse which has extra power of up to 310 HP and the Honda Pilot at 280 HP, KIA Telluride still seems to be able to compete with its competitors.

The unfortunate thing is that the fuel consumption is not that good. KIA Telluride only reaches an average consumption of 23 Mpg. Unlike the Chevy Traverse that reached 21 Mpg and the Honda Pilot 22 Mpg.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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