The new 2020 KIA Telluride SX Prestige hype hits Houston

To the dismay of many Houston sports fans, the highlight of the 'big game' weekend were once again the commercials. There were many good ones, but KIA used their time to not only highlight their new SUV, the KIA Telluride, but also to shine light on the small town where it will be built. It was extremely well done, if you were refilling your nachos you can watch it below. The 2020 KIA Telluride isn't quite available yet but Beck & Masten KIA in Tomball (your Houston KIA leader) will be getting them soon. You'll want to call ahead and reserve yours early because these are going to go quickly.

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2020 KIA Telluride:

So, KIA has a new SUV? Yes, and it just won best in show at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Consumers may have written off KIA in the past, but they need to give the Korean automaker a second look. KIA has recently churned out such sophisticated models like the K900 and the Cadenza. They've even added the 365 horsepower Stinger GT sports sedan. The one thing they seemed to be missing was a true luxury SUV. The Sorento can be fitted with many luxury features but isn't what you would call a luxury vehicle. The introduction of the 2020 KIA Telluride fills the gap in the KIA lineup, but is it something buyers should keep an eye on? Early reports are positive, but let's get into the details and find out.


Ok, if we're being honest here we don't really have much 'real world' data on the KIA Telluride. It was just introduced so there haven't been any available for review, yet. We do know that it's going to be powered by just one engine, the 3.8L Lambda that cranks out 291 horsepower. The 3.8 has powered the K900 for years. We also know that the KIA Telluride's base weight is expected to be 4112lbs. So, while the KIA Telluride is a bigger vehicle it weighs virtually the same as a comparably equipped Sorento. So, while the official mpg estimates are not yet available it's a reasonable guess to think the KIA Telluride will match or even beat the Sorento's mark of 19 City/24 Hwy, not bad for a 7-passenger luxury cruiser.                                                                                                       


After years of relatively safe designs, following the success of the Stinger GT the KIA designers have hit yet another homerun. The KIA Telluride muscular and has a no-nonsense presence and looks ready to take on all challengers, segment stalwarts like the Honda Pilot should be VERY nervous. If the KIA Telluride drives even half as good as it looks then even the upscale Germans should be concerned.

KIA Telluride SX Prestige
DrivetrainAvailable All Wheel Drive
Transmission8-speed Automatic  
Engine3.8L Lambda GDI V6
Horsepower @ RPM291 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM262 @ 5200
Miles Per Gallon
Estimated 19 City / 24 Hwy    


Available with 7 Passenger seating (with 2nd Row Captain's Chairs) and Premium Nappa Leather Seat trim, the 2020 KIA Telluride offers a comfortable cruise to anywhere. UVO link with Navigation is displayed on the 10.25-inch Touch-Screen. The new Quiet Mode allows you to listen to music only in the front row. Your kids will be glad they don't have to listen to your oldies station while they stream music from their phone. Speaking of phones the KIA Telluride comes with Apple and Android connectivity.

KIA Telluride SX Prestige
SunroofDual Sunroof
Standard on SX model
Wheels20-inch Alloy
Black Sport Finish
Standard on SX model  
Fog LampsLED Standard
on SX Model
HeadlightsLED Projectors
Towing Capacity5000lbs


Technology isn't always gadgets and toys, sometimes new technology is a feature you never knew you wanted until you got it. The Smart Power Liftgate seems to be one of those options. With your Smart Key in your pocket, stand behind your KIA Telluride and the rear liftgate will open automatically. No more balancing on one foot while trying to trigger a sensor you can see. Once you've loaded everything you just push a button and it closes for you. KIA Drive Wise - KIA's safety suite - also offers the new standard of safety features like Forward Collision Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control and so on. You're going to be safe, secure and comfortable in your new KIA Telluride.

KIA Telluride SX Prestige
Blind Spot View MonitorStandard on
SX models
Wireless Phone
Heads-Up DisplayStandard on
SX model
Mood Lighting64 Colors
Front/2nd Row Seats
Standard on
SX model

Discover The All New 2020 Kia Telluride

Following their recent string of successes, it should be no surprise at just how good the KIA Telluride really is. The KIA is everything you'd want in a luxury SUV: it can talk the talk AND walk the walk. Consumers looking for a reliable, safe and luxurious SUV should come on down to Beck & Masten KIA in Tomball and reserve your 2020 KIA Telluride today!