2020 Kia Telluride: Review and Specs in UAE

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The 2020 Kia Telluride looks like a great midsize SUV. The exterior is bold, strong and the interior features a handsomely attractive cabin. The ride is gentle and smooth with a range of driver assist features and a futuristic heads up display.

While the car seats up to 8 people, the cargo space is pretty generous as well and you can do a bit of light off-roading but the car is mainly built to be driven on asphalt.

Specs:

Engine: 3.8 Liter 6 cylinders
Horsepower: 291 Bhp
Torque: 355 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission:  Automatic

Exterior:

In these interesting times in the automotive world where consumers are breaking stereo types and the legacy SUV car manufacturers like GMC, Ford, Nissan and Toyota are seen slowly losing their grip, the exterior design is increasingly become more important.

Kia Telluride’s focus on the exterior design is the “Tiger-nose” front grille that has angular headlights surrounded by LED rings. The windshield is more upright than SUV aerodynamics would desire but overall the car looks bold and aggressive.

It has 8 inches of ground clearance and the all-wheel-drive Lock system to increase the grip, allows some light off-roading capabilities. We recommend sticking to off-roading on hard packed sand near Al Qudra Lakes or coasting near the beach in Jabel Ali if you are in Dubai.

Interior:

Kia Telluride has a neat, futuristic cabin full of soft-touch surfaces and quality materials.

It seats eight people in the base model and standard seating is with synthetic leather upholstery. The higher model trim swaps out the big second-row bench seat for captain’s chairs, reducing occupancy to from eight to seven.

The second row seats are comfortable, roomy and well-padded seats. Just like any mid-size SUV, the third row is better suitable for children or smaller riders.

With seating all passengers, it has 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Once you fold down the third row, it opens up another 25 cubic feet of space.

If required the folding of second row unveils a total of 87 cubic feet.  These are fantastic cargo hauling capabilities and better than many three-row rival SUVs.

The Telluride features Kia’s UVO infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and six USB ports.

A navigation is displayed on a 10.25-inch touch screen while the front wind shield flaunts a head-up display. The car also offers wireless phone charging, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, and another USB port.

2020 Kia Telluride price in UAE:

Kia Telluride 2020 Base Model: TBA
Kia Telluride 2020 Premium Model:  TBA

Review overview

Performance7.2
Driving Pleasure7.2
Looks and Style7.8
Fuel Economy5.9
Value for Money8.1

The Pros

  • Modern Interior
  • Smooth Ride
  • Adequate Cargo Space

The Cons

  • Slower acceleration than its rivals
  • Not an Off roader

Summary

7.2We recommend KIA Telluride if you are looking for a comfortable family SUV only for city driving.