TopSpeed did an indepth review of the Telluride, covering a number of things that other publications haven't. The full review can be seen here with key points below.
- They're about spaciousness and quiet comfort - perfect qualities for a family car, but nothing that's going to stir the soul.
- But the Telluride, priced from $32,735, definitely brings enough comfort, quietness and value to be one of many great family cars in its class, along with an upscale cabin design - even if its looks have a lot more character than its driving experience.
- By subtly hearkening back to the time when SUVs were legitimately capable - a time when it still made sense for teenagers to want Ford Explorers - the Telluride distances itself from the 2020 herd.
- Inside, the Telluride looks and feels upscale, with an elegant and well-finished dashboard that doesn't limit the vehicle to family duty.
- Unlike the Kia Sorento, which squeezes everyone to fit three rows into a fairly small body, there's generous space in the Telluride.
- While the Telluride's boxy shape doesn't generate class-leading cargo volume, it does lead to among the best outward visibility of today's crossovers.
- The Telluride's approach is great if you're looking for getting around without any fuss - less so if you're looking for SUV character.
- All-wheel-drive knocks it to 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 mpg overall.
- The Telluride's base price of $32,735 for the LX model, including the mandatory destination charge, does bring lots of standard equipment, another Kia staple