Kia Telluride is a terrific three-row crossover, because it’s great for shuttling families and looks more expensive than it is. Credit Kia’s ability to deliver an upscale experience and popular features at a bargain price for its largest model’s success. The Telluride has few compromises and outshines its mid-size SUV competitors in all the important categories. While its standard V-6 powertrain could be more fuel efficient, and we wouldn’t mind if its driving behavior was sharper, there’s no denying that it exceeds its mission of moving people and their stuff better than anything in its class. The Telluride simply provides unrivaled levels of luxury and remarkable utility, which is why it’ll make you feel richer than your bank account might suggest.
This gives it a stylish—dare we say sinister—look thanks to a blacked-out grille, 20-inch wheels, and various other accents. However, it’s only available with all-wheel drive on the top two trim levels. The Telluride’s other enhancements include a seven-pin trailer harness and the key fob adds an “On” button for the remote-start system.