Don't be fooled by the Kia Telluride's big, boxy shape and available seating for eight passengers. Kia's latest and greatest plays in the highly competitive midsize crossover class, with the , , and other mainstream SUVs squarely in its sights.
Kia is going all in on the boxy look. You'll only find a few curves across the SUV's sheetmetal. A wide grille, broad hood, vertically stacked headlights and an upright windshield lend to this large-and-in-charge stance, while more rakish details like the curved taillights with LED elements strike a distinctive signature out on the road.
Available in LX, EX, S and SX trims, every Telluride is powered by a naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter V6 engine, with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties, and while front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive can be added to any model for an extra $2,000.
It goes on sale in the second half of 2019.
It goes on sale in "global markets" in the second half of 2019.
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