Since its release, the Kia Telluride has been a winner for the automaker and on its own merit. Winning the “Triple Crown of Automotive Awards” in 2020, the Telluride SUV was named the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year (NACTOY), MotorTrend SUV of the Year, and landed on a Car and Driver 10Best list. We’re currently waiting for a repeat of awards for many Kia models, the Telluride included, as the year comes to a close. Currently sneaking in the last few weeks, the Telluride gets another accolade, named “Edmunds Top Rated SUV,” in the 2022 Edmunds Top Rated Awards.
“We want to thank Edmunds once again, for recognizing the Telluride with its highest honor…The award shows that Telluride continues to deliver on the promise of overall excellence in the competitive SUV market in the United States. In the spirit of never resting on our laurels, we have enhanced the Telluride for 2022 as we introduce more new customers to the Kia family through our award-winning SUV.” – Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America, Kia America
The name Edmunds should be a well-known one for any prospective consumer in the auto market, but just in case, Edmunds is one of many organizations that researches new and used cars, provides reviews and pricing information, and provides consumers with advice. Like Kelley Blue Book, another name that pops up this week, Edmunds is a trusted organization for its information on car and car buying. For Edmunds Top Rated Awards, winners are tested, ranked, and selected by Edmunds editors from a group of finalists in nine categories rated based on driving and performance, comfort, interior amenities, technology and entertainment, storage space, and value. The largest SUV in the Kia Corp lineup, the Telluride offers all of this and more with its 10.25-inch navigation display and fully automatic temperature control. 2021 marks the third consecutive year that the three-row Telluride landed on the list.
Kelley Blue Book also shined on the Kia Telluride this week, along with the sporty Kia Seltos. The Telluride was named as the Best 3-Row Midsize SUV by KBB, and this also marks the third year-in-a-row that this win has happened. For 2022, the Kia Seltos joins the Telluride in the winner’s circle, winning the title of Best Subcompact SUV for the second consecutive year. Both of these vehicles are not only popular, but were ranked by Kelley Blue Book editors and selected as Best Buy candidates after evaluating each on subjective and objective metrics of vehicles on sale in the United States. The competition was hot, with 300 new vehicles for the 2022 model year, but the Telluride isn’t a three-time Best Buy Award winner for nothing. The Seltos was a surprise when it came to the states from overseas, but we were glad to see a sporty compact SUV, and even happier to see it winning awards years later.Find your award-winning Kia at Miami Lakes Automall today.