2020 Kia Telluride Named SUV of the Year by Motor Trend

November 21st, 2019 by

It’s that time of year again, folks! Auto publications around the internet and the world are starting to hold award shows, put together lists of the “Best of…”, and there’s just so much good news for everyone. One hot Kia Motors vehicle we can’t get enough of is the 2020 Kia Telluride . There are so many reasons to love the Kia Telluride , and it’s such a large SUV, the Kia Telluride is perfect for pets . Now, the 2020 Kia Telluride was just named the SUV of the Year by automobile magazine _ MotorTrend _ .

“The Telluride has been an undeniable success since its launch earlier this year, with an impressive number of consumers rediscovering Kia in the highly competitive SUV segment and more than 45,000 units sold to-date…Earning MotorTrend’s coveted SUV of the Year award is an honor and a historic moment for the brand, serving to further reinforce Kia’s transformation to a world-class automaker.” – Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America

_ So _ true. The 2020 Kia Telluride spearheaded sales for Kia Motors in March , the same month as its release. Alone, the large Kia SUV made up a tenth of total sales for that month, with a total of 5080 units sold. That kind of love can only come from an SUV that has everyone talking. Plus, with its versatility, the Telluride has something for everyone. It all starts in its birthplace, or places – designed in California but assembled in Georgia – the 2020 Kia Telluride provides consumers with a stylish exterior that is only matched by its comfortable and functional interior. At the end of the day, the Telluride is a well-rounded vehicle that meets the needs of today’s modern families.

In some ways, the Telluride may look a little boxy, but it also has a level of sophistication that gives it a sense of luxury without the luxury price tag. Starting at an MSRP of $31,690 (plus destination fee), it’s affordable for new budding families or families with grown kids seeking adventure. For parents who may be in the market to get their new teen driver an SUV, the Kia Telluride is a plus. Not only is the Telluride strong enough to tow up to 5000 pounds, but the powertrain doesn’t go overboard, with a 3.8-liter V6 able to generate 291 horsepower as the lineup standard.

There is also an assortment of advanced automatic safety features available, plenty of which are also a lineup standard. These include standard Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear, Lane Following Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safe Exit Assist, Forward Collision Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and more. Some trims also offer a forward parking distance warning (rear parking warning standard), a surround view monitor, and highway driving assist.

The _ MotorTrend _ SUV of the Year award is one sought-after by many automakers around the world each year. A judging panel evaluated all vehicles in the contest on six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence and performance of intended function. The judges compromised of _ MotorTrend _ staff as well as two guest judges – Johan de Nysschen, former head of Audi of America, Infiniti Motor Co.; and Cadillac division and Tom Gale, former head of Chrysler design. In the end, the 2020 Kia Telluride was a clear winner.

Looking for an SUV that’s great for the whole family? Come to Miami Lakes Kia for the 2020 Kia Telluride SUV .

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