Copyright 2019 David E. Colman

Even if you don’t live in the beautiful city of Telluride, CO you can still get that feeling of being amongst the Colorado Rockies each time you press the Start button of your new 2020 KIA Telluride SX V6 AWD. The is an all new model that’s become a top favorite of the midsize three-row SUVs. It’s ready to roll with a plethora of standard features. 

The Self-leveling Rear Suspension is designed to automatically calibrate the weight load of a heavy, uneven payload, and adjust the height accordingly. This helps to keep the vehicle level and balanced for better traction and handling. The 8-speed automatic transmission allows for a greater range of gears for seamless acceleration. The Multiple Drive Modes features includes a Sport mode that adjusts the settings for powertrain, drivetrain, and steering effort to provide an optimal driving experience.

When Nashville traffic or unpredictable weather offers difficult driving situations, the Electronic Stability Control feature (ESC) is designed to help control the engine and brakes for improved directional stability. 

This Telluride offers more space to stretch out can transform your entire travel experience. The ultra-comfortable cabin features Class-Leading Total Legroom, that includes impressive legroom in the third row. The cabin is designed with standard 8 – passenger or if you prefer, available 7-passenger seating with reclining second-row captain chairs. Plus, the reclining seatbacks in the third row, are there for added relaxation on long rides.

DRIVER TALK allows the driver’s voice to be played through the rear speakers at the touch of a button, making it easier for second- and third-row passengers to hear QUIET MODE (REAR)* lets you mute the speakers in the second and third rows to accommodate sleeping passengers…

REAR OCCUPANT ALERT4 uses ultrasonic sensors that are designed to detect children or pets in the second or third row and give visual and audible alerts if it detects movement inside, before and after the vehicle has been locked.

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP: from $43,490 – MPG: 19 city / 24 highway