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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
 

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It's definitely conjuring up some Escalade vibes I'll give the reviewers that. Aside from the styling it's good to see that the Telluride is more capable to accommodate people in the third row compared to the Sorento. It'll be a big difference for people to make the switch.
 

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Kia copying other automakers is easier to overlook these days. If the Telluride doesn't hold up over time it will become a point people begin to pick at. Altering its design each year might be the answer to ensure its sustained success.
 

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Kia copying other automakers is easier to overlook these days. If the Telluride doesn't hold up over time it will become a point people begin to pick at. Altering its design each year might be the answer to ensure its sustained success.
I don't know if changing the design each year is the best idea, changing it every few years would make better sense to keep it fresh.
 
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