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How The Kia Telluride Earned Its Legendary Title

Did you know that the Kia Telluride has one bold name? To pull off the Telluride title, then this Kia SUV better have some serious chops. So, buckle up. This article will be a wild ride discussing the history of Telluride to see if the Kia Telluride can live up to its name or if it’s just a yellow belly. 

Does The Kia Telluride Live Up To Its Name? 

The year is 1878, and everyone is going west to explore areas of Colorado, California, Oregon, and more. 

Only on one dangerous trail in Colorado people warned the passerby that if they continued on that path, then to hell ya ride. 

Kia Telluride On Display
Kia Telluride

This is because the journey was incredibly dangerous, and people often died of starvation, being eaten by bears or wolves, freezing to death, and more. 

That’s why the destination at the end of this trail was named Telluride. But despite the warnings to stay away, Telluride has GOLD! Therefore, it continued attracting more and more immigrants that had nothing to lose by making this trip.

Fast forward to the present day, and Telluride Colorado is a beautiful town sitting at the base of multiple mountain peaks with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. 

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride | Kia

But does the Kia Telluride live up to this town’s infamous and challenging past? 

How Tough Is The Kia Telluride? 

For families to make it to Telluride, they would load up their wagons with whatever they had and take off. 

The Kia Telluride isn’t a wagon, but it is an SUV with enough space for the entire family. It’s a three-row SUV that can seat up to eight passengers. 

Kia Telluride on display
Kia Telluride

There are 21.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 87.3 cubic feet of cargo space. 

That should provide plenty of space for the family and some survival supplies. Plus, if needed, the Kia Telluride can tow up to 5,000 lb to bring even more supplies along. 

While wagons used to be pulled by two horses, the Kia Telluride has 291 horsepower, which is plenty of power to make the long journey. 

Plus, in case it snows or conditions become wet and slippery, the Kia Telluride is offered in all-wheel-drive. There’s no holding the Telluride back with AWD modes to tackle snow and more. 

The independent MacPherson front suspension and stabilizer bar, plus the multi-link rear suspension and stabilizer bar, provide a smooth ride and enhance towing capabilities. 

The Kia Telluride will keep you and your passengers safe on your journey as well. It has forward collision prevention, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot detection, a rollover sensor, and more to keep your family safe. 

Plus, there are three low tethers and anchors (LATCH) for child seats. This system makes it easy to quickly and safely install children’s seats to keep your kids safe. 

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride | Kia

Also, the infotainment center can connect to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and has built-in navigation so you can ride in style without getting lost. 

So, yes. The Kia Telluride lives up to its legendary title. It has more than the necessary capabilities needed to make it to Telluride, Colorado.