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February 28, 2019 by Anne Kelley

2020 Kia Telluride

Give it everything in the stunning new model that has been added to the Kia Fleet; the Kia Telluride. This fast SUV has a 291 horsepower and a 3.8 Liter V6 Engine. This SUV comes with Active on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD); no need to press a button to activate the AWD. The Telluride has all the Kia drive modes; Comfort, Eco, Sport & Smart, but this utility vehicle includes Snow, Mud & Sand drive modes as well, making the Telluride the ultimate SUV for all your adventures.

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The 2020 Telluride has four different trim levels. Starting with the LX, then going up to the S, then EX, and finally, the highest level trim, the SX. Each of these trim levels comes with amazing features and specs. You can see the different trim levels below:

LX | Starting $31,690 S | Starting $33,990 EX | Starting $37,090 SX | Starting $41,490
3.8L V6, 291hp, 5000 lb. Towing Capacity 3.8L V6, 291hp, 5000 lb. Towing Capacity 3.8L V6, 291hp, 5000 lb. Towing Capacity 3.8L V6, 291hp, 5000 lb. Towing Capacity
8-passenger seating and SOFINO leatherette seat trim 7-passenger seating w/ 2nd-row captain’s chairs or 8-passenger seating 8-passenger seating and leather seat trim 7-passenger seating w/ 2nd-row captain’s chairs
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) 20″ alloy wheels Highway Driving Assist (HDA) Dual sunroofs
Smart Key with push-button start Heated front seats UVO link with Navigation and 10.25-inch Touch-Screen LED projector beam headlights and 20″ Black Sport alloy wheels
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Power sunroof Smart Power Liftgate™ Surround View Monitor (SVM)
Upgrade Available: AWD Upgrade Available: AWD Upgrade Available: AWD Upgrade Available: AWD

You can view all of the different trim levels as well as all the features of this amazing model here.


With all of the fantastic features in the Telluride one that comes standard in all four trim levels is the drive modes; Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. Check out our post Drive Modes to learn about each one of them here.

There are six different exterior colors you can get the Telluride in from the sleek Snow White Pearl to the newly added Dark Moss. The interior has seven different leather seat trim colors ranging from the cool Grey Nappa to the always classy Black. Each trim level allows for mixing and matching between the exterior and interior colors.

Multiple Colors

This latest Kia SUV has the dimensions looking more like a Range Rover than a Kia, and will not have you feeling like you are at soccer mom status. The height of the Telluride comes in at 70.9 inches, and the length is 196.9 inches with a wheelbase of 121.3 inches. Get ready to feel comfortable in this spacious ride. Believe it or not, the Telluride with these dimensions feels smaller than a Kia Sorento.

If exhausts are your thing, the Telluride has a sculpted rear skid plate with twin exhausts. This was the Telluride at SEMA & NADA this year complete with an air intake snorkel.

Telluride Grill Pimping

The headlights add a wow factor to this sleek-looking SUV. The Telluride has illuminating Amber LED headlamps and fog lights for a one-of-a-kind look.  Additionally, the broad hood showcases the full tiger-nose grill. Trust us, the person ahead can see you. They will be able to know that you are in Kia’s newest model with the word Telluride stretching across the back and front of the vehicle in a sleek and modern fashion.

Telluride Side

When traveling behind a Telluride, you will see the inverted “L” tail lamps with LED Stripes.

Telluride Backend


Telluride has a towing capability of up to 5,000 lbs. Also available is a Self-leveling Tow Package for those who tow a bit more heavier gear.  This towing capability allows you to pull heavy loads, perfect for work or play.

The Interior has a jaw-dropping 10.25 touch-screen display. The Telluride doesn’t just have a back-up camera; it’s a 360-degree back-up camera that will alert you when obstructions are your way.

Telluride Slider

The Telluride seats up to 8 passengers in the LX and EX, while the S and SX seats 7 with the 2nd-row captain chairs add a clean, modern look. All your passengers will be fully charged with handy USB charging stations in both the second and third-row seating.

When inside the Telluride, don’t forget to look up! In the SX you can get dual sunroofs so everyone can enjoy the adventure!


The 2020 Telluride comes with an owners manual full of all the information you need from service to features. Check out the PDF version here.


Let’s take a look at some of the great features inside this Kia model. The following features are found on the SX trim level and are but a few of the many features found in the Kia Telluride.

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth: Use your phone to listen to your newest music, talk to your favorite people, navigate through traffic with maps and so much more with the touch of a finger using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These features, along with Bluetooth, allow you to be hands-free while you drive.

Apple Car Play

Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Blind Spot View Monitor: These features make life easier when you are driving. Blindspot collision avoidance lets you know if someone is in your blind spot when you are moving from lane to lane. Blindspot view monitor uses a camera under your side mirrors to see certain angles when you turn on your blinker so you do not miss a thing!

Driver Talk: Only in the Telluride, this amazing new feature allows you to talk to the people in the 2nd and 3rd row without the need to turn around and take your eyes off the road. This allows your voice to project so that the back two rows can hear you without having to strain your voice!

Head-Up Display: This is the perfect feature to make sure you always have your eyes on the road. You can now see key driving information, for example, your speed reflected onto the windshield through an LED screen.

Head-Up Display

Forward Collision-Avoidance and Forward Collision Warning: These two features are helpful when you are driving in close proximity of other drivers. Forward collision avoidance will independently brake to help prevent or lessen the potential effects of a frontal collision by detecting the cars in front. Forward collision warning is a radar detector that monitors the vehicles in front and makes an audible warning when there is a potential collision.

Wireless Phone Charge: You can now charge your compatible smartphone without having to plug it in by placing it on the front console tray! This will save you from having cords all over your vehicle. A light will come on when your phone is first charging and when it is completed.

Wireless Phone Charge

Heated 2nd Row Seats, Ventilated Seats, and Heated Steering Wheel: Not only does the driver, and front passenger have heated seats, but so does the 2nd-row seats as well! Besides heated seats, the 1st and 2nd-row seats also have ventilated seats for those hot days when you come back from a long day in the sun! There is heated steering available for those frigid cold days when your hands need a little warming up.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Surround View Monitor: Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist will monitor cross traffic when you are backing up. It will also give you a visual using your backup camera, as well as an audible sound when traffic is about to pass your vehicle. The surround-view monitor will display a birds-eye view of everything surrounding your vehicle so that you have maximum convenience for parking and much more.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist: These features work hand in hand and make sure that you are staying in line with the road. Lane departure warning monitors the lines that your vehicle is in between and will make an audible warning when you veer out of the lane. Lane-keeping assist might apply corrective steering if you were to start deviating out of your lane.

Quiet Mode: This feature is great for those long trips when you have kiddos in the back that might fall asleep on the drive. This allows for the sound system to focus on only the front row, allowing for quiet in the back two rows.

Smart Cruise Control With Stop & Go and Highway Driving Assist: With smart cruise control, after you set your speed the radar system will monitor and maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This keeps you from having to brake every time you come upon someone. With highway driving assist, when the speed information is given, this feature can adjust the vehicles speed to match the person ahead. This feature can also change your speed as the speed limits change.

Smart Cruise Control With Stop & Go

There are so many other excellent features in the Kia Telluride; we did not even scratch the surface. For a quick look inside the Telluride, check out the video here to see some of the interior features.

Servicing your Telluride is the same for all Kia vehicles. We recommend for semi-synthetic every 3,750 and full-synthetic 5,000. For more information, check out your owners manual.

Final Telluride

The newest addition to the Kia lineup has everything you need to start your adventure. This vehicle is perfect for work or play. Now all you need is to browse our inventory and find your perfect Telluride so that you can give it everything!

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