2020 Kia Telluride Overview

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 8:00 am
2020 Kia Telluride driving through sand

After its early debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the all-new Telluride is expected to bring a new level of thrill to the midsize SUV market, delivering 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque with its 3.8-liter GDI V6 engine. Read on to learn about what exciting features you can expect to find on the 2020 Kia Telluride. 

No official measurements have been released regarding passenger space, but being what Kia calls “the largest Kia ever,” we can be certain of a more-than-generous cabin design with plenty of leg, hip and head room for every passenger, whether they’re riding shotgun or back to the third row. The supersized SUV’s release date is expected to take place early next year. Though Kia has yet to reveal the Telluride’s pricing, we can expect the price tag to fall somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000.

What features does the 2020 Kia Telluride Include?

2020 Kia Telluride dashboard and steering wheelDrive Modes & On-Demand All-Wheel Drive

The Telluride also gives a choice of four drive modes: Smart, Eco, Sport and Comfort. These modes adjust powertrain, drivetrain, and steering effort mapping settings to provide you with the ideal driving experience for any situation.

For those who opt-in for the Telluride’s available active on-demand all-wheel-drive package, the vehicle will automatically distribute torque between the front and rear wheels to best match each drive mode. Here’s how the wheel-torque distribution works under each mode:

  • Smart– 100% front-wheel, 0% back-wheel
  • Eco– 100% front-wheel, 0% back-wheel
  • Sport– 65% front-wheel, 35% back-wheel
  • Comfort– 80% front-wheel, 20% back-wheel


[Read More: What Are the Kia Sorento Drive Modes and How Do They Work?]

Available Safety Features

Safe Exit Assist

Prevents your rear-seat passengers from exiting the vehicle while another vehicle is approaching from behind by overriding any attempts to disable the child safety lock.

Head-Up Display

Projects important driving information onto the windshield, such as speedometer readings, turn-by-turn navigation, local speed limits and blind-spot warnings.

Rear Occupant Alert

Uses in-cabin sensors to detect if a rear passenger is present after the vehicle has been locked and alerts the driver if a passenger has been left in the vehicle.

[Read More: 2019 Kia Lineup Recognized for Top Safety by IIHS]

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