2020 Kia Telluride: Kia’s Big, Boxy SUV Arrives In Detroit With V6 Power

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The 2020 Kia Telluride technically made its North American debut during the New York Fashion Week some time ago. However, at the 2019 North American International Auto Show Kia revealed many more details about its largest three-row SUV to date.


2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Telluride

Kia designed the Telluride at its design center in Irvine California. The Telluride features the proportions of a classic SUV. Big, boxy, and rugged. There is plenty of plastic cladding to give an off-road oriented feeling. Of-course, styling is always subjective. Please let us know what you think in the comments down below.

2020 Telluride


Under the hood is an engine very similar to the one you find in the Hyundai Palisade. That is a 3.8L naturally aspirated V6 that makes 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to your choice of the front wheels or all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Telluride

The Telluride features four-wheel independent suspension with optional self-leveling air suspension in the back. This suspension setup, paired with the 3.8L V6 allows the 2020 Kia Telluride to tow up to 5,000 lbs, according to Kia.

Tech and Convenience

If you’re bringing a new 3-row SUV to the market, it better have a lot of tech. The Telluride certainly packs a lot of tech. Here is a list of available technology features:

  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear (BCA-R)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Driver Talk
  • Quiet Mode
  • Rear Occupant Alert
2020 Telluride

The Telluride also has an available 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto Connectivity. Plus, an available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system.

Pricing & Availability

Kia has not yet announced pricing for the 2020 Kia Telluride. However, we should know more soon. The car is set to go on sale later in 2019. It will be built at Kia’s plant in West Point, GA.

Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest news, views & real-world reviews. When we get our hands on the Telluride, you can be sure we’ll give you a full review.