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If you're planning on using the Kia Telluride for camping or visiting your cottage, be sure to check this video out.

Outdoor videographer and photographer Jason Darrah hooked up a Drifter Trailer up to a Kia Telluride and tested it through various terrains in Arizona and Utah.

Jason talks about how the Telluride's off-road system handled outdoors, how the body dealt with the bumps and scratches, and hot it stacks up to a pickup truck. He also talks about using the Telluride to winch out another vehicle.

It gotta say, based on this video I am very impressed by the Telluride in an off-road environment. It doesn't look out of place at all.
 

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The same guy uploaded another video a few days ago and there's more great shots of the Telluride pulling the trailer and off-roading.

 

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Can't wait for someone to do a hardcore off road build with a lift kit, winch bumpers all around and even beadlock wheels. It will be costly but worth it in the end. SEMA builds we're potent enough.
 

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Can't wait for someone to do a hardcore off road build with a lift kit, winch bumpers all around and even beadlock wheels. It will be costly but worth it in the end. SEMA builds we're potent enough.
I really hope those SEMA builds don't fall by the wayside and someone actually makes the Telluride the ultimate off-roader.
 

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Here's another video of the Telluride's camping adventure. It's got some more great shots of the Telluride going off-roading.

Jason Darrah suggested that Kia should put in low range gears for the Telluride and I don't think that's a bad idea at all.

 

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Here's the final Primal Outdoors review of the Telluride after he's had it for 6 months.

Some of his final thoughts on the Telluride as an overlanding vehicle include:
- He liked he performance of the engine and transmission when towing a trailer.
- For his dogs, he likes the rear hvac controls and the side window shades.
- He was surprised how well the Telluride handled off-road with the traction control.
- He averaged 25 mpg before the mods, with the mods he averaged 19-21 mpg and with his trailer he averaged 14-16 mpg.
- He wishes it would have low range gears.
- Front end clearance is the Telluride's Achilles heel.


There's also a great video that shows what modifications his Telluride has.
 
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