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2020 Kia Telluride: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - February 13, 2019

Model Preview

After plenty of teasing in recent months, Kia has finally revealed its boxy, off-road-ready midsize SUV, the 2020 Telluride.

The 2020 Kia Telluride — funky name and all — is all about combining luxury and ruggedness. Starting on the outside, it oozes ruggedness with its upright, boxy styling that stands out in a crowd of vanilla crossovers. This look is highlighted by its large grille, square-shaped headlights, and hard body lines. Luxury sneaks in with its inverted “L” taillights with LED strips, elongated nameplates, and large wheels.

Inside, its luxury will come into focus with a dash featuring horizontal lines to help enhance the cabin’s width. The eight-passenger 2020 Kia Telluride will feature three rows of seating with available double-stitched, quilted and extra-padded Nappa leather. You will also find available simulated brushed-metal and matte-wood finish, available heat and ventilation in all three rows, separate rear climate control, reclining third-row seats, and a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel with heat.

Loads of the latest tech will help fill out the luxurious cabin. The 2020 Telluride will boast standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and UVO. Optionally, buyers can get a 10.25-inch touchscreen, park guidance, a 630-watt audio system with 10 speakers, wireless smartphone charging, six USB ports, multi-Bluetooth connectivity, a head-up display, in-car PA system, and more.

2020 Kia Telluride

Under its hood, the 2020 Kia Telluride will come standard with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that cranks out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This power will shoot through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to the front wheels in its standard setup. On-demand all-wheel drive with electro-hydraulic coupling that can split the power 65-to-35 between the front and rear wheels will be available. All this and its 59.4 percent high-strength-steel monocoque help it tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Safety takes a front seat in the 2020 Kia Telluride. While we have to wait for official crash-test scores, this new SUV looks like an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ on paper. It will boast available forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, driver-attention warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and tons more.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2020 Kia Telluride is expected to arrive this spring.

Official pricing starts at $32,735 including destination for the Telluride LX and ranges up to $46,535 for the range-topping SX with Prestige Package.

See below for a full list of prices.

2020 Telluride Pricing

Vehicle TrimMSRP
SX w/Prestige Pkg$46,535

Competition will include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, and the Mazda CX-9.

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Pictured: 2020 Telluride

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