Glad to hear that there is essentially no road noise while driving. Seems like Kia spent the time insulating and soundproofing the cabin properly, bringing a high level of refinement to this segment.
Agreed.... even on just looks alone!Kia rarely if ever benefits from bias in a positive way. With the Telluride however, they've got all the bases covered and I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a top seller in the segment for 2019.
On the drive back we took a couple-mile detour on a dirt road. The Telluride has eight inches of ground clearance and, in our SX model, it also had all-wheel drive, so you could feel fairly confident going around in the dirt and extending your adventuring beyond what you might try in a sedan, for instance. The dirt road was freshly graded, wide and flat, so, naturally, I switched off traction control and tried a few Scandanavian flicks. While the back end did slide around maybe three inches when really pushed, it was hard to make such a sedate crossover flail.
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