Kia, the South-Korean-turned-American car manufacturer, has gone through a pretty comprehensive renaissance as of late. Once considered second-tier, they’ve recently unveiled a few vehicles that can go toe-to-toe with more traditionally well-received SUVs from their competitors. Their latest in that endeavor: their 2020 Telluride SUV.
Their largest vehicle offering ever, the Telluride is a 3-row SUV capable of seating up to eight people. And while the powerplant under the hood isn’t exactly jaw-dropping — a 3.8-liter GDI V6 with 291 horsepower and 262 foot-pounds of torque — it’s plenty capable. It’s bolstered, of course, by the surprising list of standard features included with the low-cost base model. They include smart driver assistance safety systems, a self-leveling rear suspension that changes the ride based on the payload, a quartet of driving modes, and some impressive luxury additions. Perhaps most impressive, however, is that one trim up from the base model also comes with standard 4WD and a Harmon/Kardon speaker system. And all of that comes with a starting price of just $31,690.