First Look: All-New 2020 Kia Telluride

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is capacious and an upmarket offering loaded with high-tech features. This large-sized SUV has no competitors in terms of size, and Kia dealers in Freehold, Asbury Park, and Belmar should have this model late in 2019.


Luxurious Vehicle

The body has been constructed from tough materials and the shell comprise 59.4 percent hardened steel. The Telluride is also fitted with the latest Harmon Kardon high-end surround sound audio system.



Inside the cabin lie some brilliant features that make each ride for the driver so much more enjoyable. There's forward collision avoidance/mitigation as well as the ability to detect pedestrians in time to avoid a mishap.


Additionally, blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic warning along with lane-keeping assistance make the model a real pleasure to drive. Another capability that deserves your attention is adaptive cruise control with stop and go plus a driver attention monitor.



The sheer size of the Kia Telluride is best exemplified by the discreet microphones that enable the driver to speak with people in the 2nd and 3rd rows. And, if you do not prefer to disturb those seated in the back, just switch on the Quiet Mode in the audio system and listen to your favorite tunes. The best part of the Telluride is that it's equipped with a back-passenger alert that triggers when a child or pet move towards the doors.


The Engine

The all-new Telluride is powered by a 3.9-liter V6 that generates 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, all the trims will be equipped with front-wheel-drive as standard.


You can also choose the all-wheel-drive. With it, all the power gets channeled to the front wheels in demanding conditions, while part of the output is sent to the rear axle. Besides, this is available only in the Sport and Snow models.


With Lock-mode, the engine's torque will be shared equally between the front and rear wheels. Finally, the Telluride boasts an impressive towing capacity and can easily haul 5000 pounds of weight.


Be sure to check out your nearest Kia dealer in Neptune, NJ, to get a first-hand look at this extraordinary crossover.