Kia once again packs in the value

Strutting its stuff earlier this year at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Kia Telluride is poised to hit dealerships later in 2019, and now we’re getting the low-down on how much it’ll cost. Long story short, the 2020 Kia Telluride offers tons of features and equipment for not a whole lot of scratch, starting at $31,690, and tagged at $41,490 for the range-topper.

Packed With People, Packed With Toys

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Let’s start with this SUV’s exterior, which is draped in one of six paint options. Under the arches is a standard set of 18-inch alloy wheels, while 20-inch wheels are optional. LED headlights and fog lights are offered higher in the range.

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Moving into the cabin, you’ll find seating for up to eight passengers, with a seven-passenger configuration offered with dual captain’s chairs for the third row. There’s also Nappa leather in three unique colors for the upholstery. We think the layout looks great, and it also includes an optional stand-up 10.25-inch touchscreen on the dash, plus a heads-up display.

Standard spec includes an 8.0-inch display. You can also opt into dual rear sunroofs, while USB ports are found front to back.

On the tech front, the Telluride comes with standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, as well as an optional Blind Spot View Monitor and Highway Driving Assist (basically adaptive cruise control).

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Mounted in the nose is a 3.8-liter V-6 making 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Cog swaps are handled by a standard eight-speed automatic transmission connecting to the front axle.

There’s also an optional all-wheel drive system with a center-locking differential, while towing capacity is capped at 5,000 pounds.

All told, there are four trims on offer, which are listed below with their respective MSRP and standout features:

2020 Kia Telluride LX $31,690 18-inch wheels, LED positioning lamps, reverse warning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, six USB ports
2020 Kia Telluride S $33,990 20-inch wheels, roof rails, premium grille and exterior trim, sunroof, heated front seats
2020 Kia Telluride EX $37,090 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, 10.25-inch touchscreen display, first-row ventilated seats, Smart Power Liftgate
2020 Kia Telluride SX $41,490 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, Harman Kardon stereo, interior mood lighting, surround view monitor

Finally, Kis is offering the SX Prestige Option Package for $4,000, which adds in the all-wheel drive drivetrain, Nappa leather seat trim, a premium headliner and trim, a heads-up display, second-row heated and ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Sales for the 2020 Kia Telluride kick off later this year.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Seriously folks, this thing offers a ton of features for not a whole lot of money.

Competitors include the Subaru Ascent and the Toyota Highlander. Take either of those models and throw in all the features offered by the top-trim Telluride, and you’re likely to pay thousands more.

On paper, that makes the Kia very tempting indeed. Of course, there’s more to an SUV beyond the feature list, but so far, so good.

2020 Kia Telluride drivetrain specifications

Engine 3.8L, V6, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Lambda-II
Displacement (cc) 3,778 CC
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Horsepower 291 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 262 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Block Aluminum
Head Aluminum
Valve System DOHC with DUAL CVVT
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Rec. Fuel Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)
Emission Rating ULEV70
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 18.8 gallons
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Curb weight 4,112 lbs
Towing capacity Automatic transmission, FWD (lbs.) 5000
Towing capacity Automatic transmission, AWD (lbs.) 5000

Further Reading

Kia Drops Pricing Info On 2020 Telluride SUV, Looks Like a Steal Against the Competition
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Read our full review on the 2020 Kia Telluride.

2016 Kia Telluride Concept Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Kia Telluride Concept.

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