It's not every day that we get to welcome a new addition to the Kia lineup. What's even rarer is when a brand new model becomes an award-winning sensation seemingly overnight, but that's exactly what the Kia Telluride has done in its first year. New for the 2020 Kia lineup, the Telluride introduced a three-row midsize SUV option to drivers around Greer and Simpsonville and its popularity has gained steam at a consistent pace throughout the year.

MotorTrend's 2020 SUV of the Year

MotorTrend is one of the world's most respected automotive publications and have been for many years. So, for their illustrious staff to recognize what the Kia Telluride brings to the table is undoubtedly a big deal. In their eyes, Kia has "evolved to possess the skill and talent to design, engineer, and manufacture world-class vehicles."

The SUV segment is an incredibly competitive one, with just about every major player in the automotive industry committed to it. So, for the Kia Telluride to take on the wealth of established midsize SUVs already in the market and come out on top is without a doubt, an impressive achievement.

What Makes the Kia Telluride Stand Out from the Competition?

The Kia Telluride is a three-row midsize SUV with strengths that revolve around its smooth ride, spacious cargo hold, a wealth of standard safety features, and well-constructed cabin. These aspects combine to form the future of family-oriented vehicles.

Underneath the hood, the Kia Telluride comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which produces a capable performance output of 291 horsepower. The Telluride doesn't sacrifice in fuel economy as Greenville and Shelby, NC drivers can expect to get 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Other notable standout features include:

  • 87 total cubic feet of cargo space
  • High-resolution rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot collision avoidance system

If you live around Forest City and are ready to see what the Kia Telluride can do for yourself, contact Benson Kia in Spartanburg today.

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