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Kia Telluride Crossover (2019)

MSRP 31890 USDNeo score 42%Ext score 68%

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Product Overview

The Kia Telluride is the marque's flagship that seats 8. Sharing many components and most technology features with its stablemate, the Hyundai Palisade, the Telluride sports a less aggressive, yet equally luxurious design.
Assembled in the US and for the US market, the Telluride features the company's Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA-II 3.8L GDi engine coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission, just like the Palisade.





What we found**

Neo score 42% (not directly comparable across industries)
  • Some offroad capabilities
  • High cargo capacity
  • Good styling
  • Crossover nosense
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

Ext 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Lack of standard driver aids
  • Not much fun to drive
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • No automatic emergency braking
  • No rear-seat entertainment system
  • Subpar interior materials
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Cargo Capacity595 L / 21.0 cu-ft ~ 2464 L / 87.0 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity71.0 L / 18.8 gal
Payload710 kg / 1565 lbs


Brakes | FrontVentilated discs, 340 mm
Brakes | RearDisc, 305 mm
Offroad | Approach Angle17.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle20.9 deg
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Steering Ratio15.6x
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size245/60 R18
Turning Circle19.4 ft


Body Style5-door SUV


Ground Clearance203 mm / 8.0 in
Size | Height1750 mm / 68.9 in
Size | Length5001 mm / 196.9 in
Size | Width1989 mm / 78.3 in
Track Width | Front1707.0 mm / 67.2 in
Track Width | Rear1717.0 mm / 67.6 in
Weight1930.0 kg / 4254.9 lbs1865.0 kg / 4111.6 lbs
Wheel Size18 in
Wheelbase2901 mm / 114.2 in


Fuel Economy23 mpg21 mpg
Towing Capacity2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)


Drivetrain LayoutAll-wheel driveFront-wheel drive
Engine | Compression Ratio13.0:1
Engine | Displacement3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc
Engine | Power291.0 hp / 217.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output77.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque355 Nm / 261.8 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal
Transmission | Gears8-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic Sportmatic


DebutQ1 2019 (2020 MY)
Made InUSA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews


Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Kia's new Telluride is a mid-size, three-row crossover. It is 200mm longer, 100mm wider and 65mm taller than the Sorento. Under the bonnet is a 3.8-litre, direct-injection petrol V6. A 10.25in touchscreen with sat-nav is standard across the range.
Find the original article here.
  • Powerful V6
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
  • No seven-seat option in the US


Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Kia Telluride is the brand's biggest, most expensive SUV. At 5,001mm long, it's just over 50mm longer than a Volvo XC90, yet 163mm shorter than a BMW X7. The interior is smartly trimmed, featuring a premium-looking dashboard fitted with classy wood inlays and just the right amount of brushed aluminium-style trim.
Find the original article here.
  • Sleek looks
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Not much fun to drive


Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
All flavors get the same 3.8-liter V6, free-breathing without turbos. Infotainment duties are handled by Kia's somewhat dated Uvo system. Middle row comfort is excellent, while your average NBA superstar will not be lacking for head nor shoulder room.
Find the original article here.
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Subpar interior materials
  • No automatic emergency braking


Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
uride has two USB type-A outlets in the sides of the front seatbacks as well as a 12-volt socket and a 110-volt household outlet at the bottom of the center console. There are even a couple USB ports servicing the third row. Advanced driving aids like rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality are all standard across the Telluride range.
Find the original article here.
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable third-row seats
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • No rear-seat entertainment system


Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The 2020 Kia Telluride is designed to take on the entire midsize SUV and crossover segment. It's not as sure-footed off the beaten path, where even the AWD model struggled on a moderately challenging trail. Most of the must-have tech is baked right in to the base model, but the EX model represents the sweet spot for tech-enabled value.
Find the original article here.
  • Class-leading infotainment tech
  • Rugged, rugged styling
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Lack of standard driver aids

User Reviews


1. ^ Kia Telluride SX 2019 review. [autocar]. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
2. ^ New Kia Telluride 2019 review. [autoexpress]. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
3. ^ 2020 Kia Telluride review: Big style, bigger value. [cnet]. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2021 Kia Telluride review: One of the best SUVs you can buy. [cnet]. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 Kia Telluride first drive review. [digitaltrends]. 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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