If you happen to’re choosing the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid’s experience and driving experience start to fall in keeping with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid, which pushes the 2020 Kia Telluride Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.