Kia remains king when it comes to safety and luxury at affordable prices. The automaker offers dual front advanced airbags along with side airbags that are mounted. There is also a Lane Departure feature that informs drivers when they are at risk of colliding with another vehicle. Kia also offers Advanced Cruise Control that maintains a safe distance between the next vehicle. It seems that the automaker always manages to raise the bar on what comes in a standard car or SUV. Kia's 2020 Telluride certainly takes things to the next level with exterior style and interior appeal that makes those with the most exquisite taste take another look.
Of course, one cannot measure the caliber of a car by only looking at its outward appeal. The 2020 Kia Telluride has a performance aspect that is mind-boggling. This SUV offers an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that keeps drivers in command both on and off the road. The Telluride comes with the option of adding Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC), which helps drivers handle rough terrains and steep heights better. There is also the option of AWD modes that change how the vehicle operates to ensure the right amount of traction is applied at the right time. This feature takes the guesswork out of driving on slippery roads. The 2020 Telluride offers 291 worth of horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can take on steep hills with ease with that much power underneath the hood. A lot of torque power also means more capacity for towing. The new Telluride can haul up to 5,000 pounds.
Hauling and traveling up the mountain with precise power is one thing. Having the luxuries inside to feel immensely comfortable while going on road trips is quite another. The 2020 Telluride has covered its bases in the way of interior features as well. This SUV offers the technologies that drivers love such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 10.25-inch touchscreen comes in handy for finding the right song as well as for using the available navigation system. Drivers can explore the neighborhood with the confidence of knowing that the Telluride will lead them back home. The navigation system is also great for inner-city trips where an alternate route is necessary to avoid traffic.
In many cases, a car is only as good as its safety features. The 2020 Kia Telluride does not disappoint with a host of technologically driven features designed to keep drivers and their passengers safe. The Rear Occupant Alert system coincides with Kia UVO Link Services to inform the driver if a rear passenger is left in the vehicle. This safety feature is ideal for parents of small children who may go undetected in the backseat when things get chaotic. The Telluride also has an available remote feature that lets drivers lock and unlock the doors from the UVO Link platform. Going back to check if the doors are secure is a thing of the past with this technology. All Telluride models come standard with Auto Emergency Braking Technology. Blind Spot Collision Technology is also a standard feature.
There is much to appreciate about the 2020 Kia Telluride. The price tag is definitely something to love with this SUV having a starting cost of just over $31,000. The Telluride S trim has a starting price of about $34,000, and the "EX" model costs just over $37,000. Those who want all the bells and whistles that Kia offers on this new SUV may want to consider the Telluride SX, which carries a starting price of $41,490.