I found this video pretty interesting in terms of comparing the design and quality of the Telluride against a well established luxury brand. I know the Telluride is the newer vehicle and isn't directly competing with Land Rover, but I think it effectively shows how far Kia has come overall as a brand. It definitely makes you stop and pause.
A true test of how possible this comparison is, comes down to what most serious buyers will be comparing it to. I can tell you right now it won't be a Land Rover. And no one serious about the LR will give the Kia a second look.