While many vehicle manufacturers are opting for sleek lines and smooth curves in their vehicles, Kia is opting instead for a bold, boxy look. You would be forgiven for assuming their upcoming Telluride model is a full-sized SUV given its appearance. It’s actually a midsize crossover, however, competing with the likes of the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, and Subaru Ascent. Interested in learning more about this interesting new addition to Kia’s lineup? Let’s take a look!
The first thing you’re likely to notice about the Kia Telluride is its size. The vehicle is impossible to miss and it’s clear that Kia has really committed to the “boxy” construction. As a result, the vehicle features impressive seating capacity, offering seats for up to eight passengers. As you might expect, the model also provides an incredible amount of cargo room when the seats are folded, offering up to 87 cubic feet of storage! The cabin is spacious even with the seats up, however, and offers plenty of space to passengers of all kinds.
In addition to space, the Kia Telluride offers technology in spades. That includes rear-seat alerts and safe-exit alerts standard as well as an interesting microphone that allows you to amplify your voice and direct it to the rear of the vehicle. Parents will likely find this especially useful. In addition, the Highway Driving Assistant, Kia’s safety and driver-assist suite, will help keep your loved ones safe as you drive and its infotainment suite is equally impressive.
Finally, the Telluride comes with plenty of power to keep you going. This includes a 3.8-liter V6 engine, naturally aspirated, that provides 262 pound-feet of torque and 291 horsepower with an eight-speed transmission. That might not sound like a particularly impressive engine, but it actually does a great job of keeping the model running smoothly and quickly.