The Kia Telluride has emerged as the gold standard for midsized SUVs. This includes the 2021 Kia Telluride which was given a 97/100 rating and ranked as the best midsize SUV on the market. Additionally, the 2021 Telluride was also ranked as the most reliable midsize SUV on the market, further strengthening an already stellar track record. That is why it’s no surprise that the 2020 Kia Telluride is an amazing vehicle as well – even when driving through half a foot of snow!
The 2020 Kia Telluride
According to Consumer Reports, the 2020 Kia Telluride comes standard with a 3.8-liter V6 engine capable of 291 hp and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, all 2020 Telluride models get 23 mpg – 26 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. All 2020 Tellurides come with a variety of safety features including active cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision alert system, rear cross-traffic alert, and torque vectoring. Additionally, all 2020 Kia Telluride models come standard with third-row seating.
The 2020 Telluride comes in four different trims – this includes the LX, S, EX, and SX models. The LX is the base model that comes with a large amount of features standard to the 2020 Telluride. The S trim adds to the LX with a sunroof, heated front seats, upgraded 20-inch alloy wheels, and 10-way adjustable seating.
The EX trim is the second-highest trim and it includes premium features. These features include an all-leather interior, rear temperature control, adaptive cruise control, additional charging ports, etc. The SX adds to the EX trim with a variety of premium features including Harmon Kardon stereo, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and cameras. All 2020 Telluride trims come with the option for all-wheel drive, which would set customers back by $2,000.
The Kia Telluride has been met by universal acclaim
The 2020 Kia Telluride has received many accolades since its release- some of these awards include MotorTrend’s SUV Of the Year and the World Car Award. In addition to this, the 2020 Telluride also won awards like the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and also made Car and Driver’s 10Best List. Consumer Reports also awarded the 2020 Telluride rare full scores on predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.
Assembled in the United States at Kia’s factory in Georgia, the 2020 Kia Telluride offers high quality at a very affordable price. The price for the base model of the 2020 Kia Telluride starts at $32,785 and the price for the highest trim, the SX, starts at $41,490. The combination of great price, amazing reviews, and high quality has translated into sales – with sales increasing 211.9 percent when comparing the first quarter of 2019 to that of 2020.
Conquering reviews and snow
This video by Sam CarLegion shows a 2020 Kia Telluride SX equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) take on half a foot of snow off-road on a farm. Equipped with snow tires, the 2020 Telluride took the snow head-on with Kia’s Snow Drive Mode activated. Impressively, the 2020 Telluride drove almost effortlessly through at least half a foot of snow piled on top of muddy grass.
This is an impressive feat for a car that isn’t necessarily designed for off-road driving. This can be attributed to the 2020 Telluride’s ability to adjust suspension, throttle, transmission, and traction control (according to Kia) along with help of the improved handling afforded by AWD. At the end of the video, the driver noted that considering the 2020 Telluride’s impressive performance on snow off-road, the 2020 Telluride could easily handle up to two feet of snow on normal roads.