In the saturated market of three-row crossover SUVs, most of the modelsstay inconspicuous unless it wears some dramatic appearance geek to steal your glance. Among them the newly introduced 2020 edition of Kia Telluride however takes a different route to allure its own sect of customers and the lot of prospective buyers.
After achieving more than expected expertise in the areas like space, comfort, and fuel efficiency, the 2020 model year of Kia Telluride as a three-row crossover has now become one of the most risk-averse vehicle, after Kia had injected some best of the segment safety and driver assistance features in it.
Our First Impression
To look at, the 2020 Kia Telluride looks exceptionally handsomewith its butch-boxy structure, when we got to see it from a closer range at the Spring Kia dealer showroom. As we got in and rode one, it felt extremely comfortable and pampering beyond what its segment suggests. All this makes the 2020 Kia Telluride a standout from multiple directions.
Kia has enlarged the overall size of the Telluride for the year 2020, that allowed more space inside increasing its utility feature apart from the enhanced comfort gained from personal space for each passenger.
If a 2020 Kia Telluride is approaching you, the first thing you’ll probably notice is its “tiger nose” like grille that its upright at the front fascia, with a pair of rectangular headlights giving it a strong appeal.Another pair of sleekly designed hook-shaped LED taillight,with silver faux running boards draws the finishing line at the rear end with a bold yet artistic touch. The surface of the hood and the tailgate, a “TELLURIDE” wordmark spreading with the width of the entire vehicle makes a typical design feature you see in trucks and some classy crossovers.
Kia can never compromise in quality when it comes to selecting components for its inside cabin. The luxury crossover looks exceptionally stylizedbeing wrapped in high-quality Nappa leather for its seats while other smooth and wood-grain finishing touches sprinkle at various surfaces, making the room look plush. The iPad-based infotainment system sporting a 10.3-inch touchscreen display silently speaks about the segment of buyers it attends to.
If you are going to take the driver’s seat, then the 2020 Telluride will treat you with special care through its driver-centric arrangements to make you feel comfortable, while its mechanism will take no time to prove itself as a competent cruiser. Visibility is fairly good from all directions and the cabin keeps whisper quiet throughout the journeys.
The people sitting at the rear seats would invariably appreciate the charm of the big, panoramic sunroof, and rear fixed-glass roof to usher in lots of natural light inside the cabin, during the daytime.
Meeting the Performance Expectations
At the Spring Kia dealership showroom we were told about how the 2020 Telluride makes the most of its 3.8-liter V6 engine that brings out a 291 of horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torquewhen mated with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Driving the 2020 Kia Telluride felt like gliding on the road with an intuitive steering listening to all your words.