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2024 Kia Telluride S: Review, Interior & Specs – As car enthusiasts and those who are knowledgeable about the latest happenings in the auto industry, we forget that people who aren’t at the same level as us. Most of us who have been plugged into the world of autos know that South Korean automakers have been doing their best in delivering automobiles that consumers want at prices that they are willing to spend. The time will pass until the uninitiated consider uttering “Kia” in the same phrase as “Toyota.” But if Kia is able to keep up with delivering top-of-the-line products, such as the 2023 Kia Telluride, it’ll only be the case.
One of the most sought-after items currently on the auto market currently is an SUV of medium size that has three rows of seating. Create a stylish and attractive design that is reasonable in price and you’ve got an excellent formula. To the point that Kia would not be able to make enough Tellurides in order to keep up with the demand.
If Telluride’s current success can be a guideline then all Kia needs to make sure is that she doesn’t mess things up by introducing this new 2024 update. Contrary to what many believe Lightning can, and frequently occurs twice in the same spot as Kia’s standing on the outside of Telluride with a rod higher than anyone else.
The S model is a step up with 20-inch wheels and roof rails as well as heated front seats. the driver’s seat can be adjusted with power and a second-row captain’s chair. The mid-sized 2024 Kia Telluride is a three-row SUV with a seating capacity for 8 people in the standard configuration. The higher trims come with the second row of captain’s chairs, which are able to seat seven persons.
The exterior of on the outside, Telluride is 196.9 inches in length, 78.3 inches wide, and 68.9 inches tall. It has a wheelbase of 114.2 inches in length. Third-row passengers are given 31.4 inches of space. For cargo space, Telluride has it all. Telluride offers 21 cubic feet in the row behind it, the space is 46 cubic feet between the rows behind as well as a total of 87 cubic ft of cargo space.
It is located just above that smaller Sorento SUV The three-row Telluride is Kia’s largest SUV. The Telluride first came on the market in the year 2019 and has since received a makeover to 2023’s model year. It comes with the latest front and rear fascias, and a new interior. It also comes with two brand models–X-Line and the X-Pro–designed to be used for off-roading with a light touch.
The changes to the exterior are small. The signature of the headlights is now two horizontal lines and is not amber anymore, and there’s a new grille as well as a wheel design. But, the Telluride remains a stunningly styled block design, which I believe will allow it to get older quite nicely. The test car that I tested had roof rails and trim-exclusive 20-inch wheels and door handles that were body color. Additionally, The Wolf Gray-painted exterior did a great job of hiding dirt from the road.
The curved dual 12.3-inch display is possibly the most significant change made on the inside. Before, the Telluride had that ugly screen-tacked-on-top-of-the-dashboard look; now, it’s much cleaner and far easier to read. In addition, it has been redesigned to make the HVAC vent designs have been reduced in size. Second-row passengers have the option of bench seats for three people or two captain’s chairs Third-row passengers will get the option of a three-person bench. only choice.
Its powertrain remains unchanged. A 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated V6 is the sole engine that is available. It comes with an 8-speed automated transmission that delivers power directly to the front wheels or to all four wheels dependent on the trim that you pick.
The 2024 Kia Telluride S trim level includes roof rails, as well as 20-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the second-row bench seat gets replaced with captain’s chairs. The front seats have heating and the driver’s seat is equipped with the power of eight as well as the option of a wireless charger for your phone.
The mid-priced S trim improves on the base LX and adds:
- 20-inch wheels
- Roof rails
- The heated front seats
- Driver’s seat that can be adjusted with power
- Second-row captain’s chairs (seating seven)
- Charger for wireless phones
The Kia Telluride’s dash has a large, curved display that is home to the digital display for the instrument panel as well as an infotainment touchscreen. The quality of the materials is as high as what we’ve come to know as well as plenty of soft-touch areas and durable construction that can compete with high-end brands.
The luxurious atmosphere is carried over into the well-padded chairs that are comfy for long periods of time. Third-row seats can be a suitable place for adults. The sensation of being spacious is heightened by strategically-placed windows as well as a huge panoramic sunroof. In the back, it is possible to squeeze in upwards of 21,500 cubic inches of space and this is huge for a car of this type.
We’ve been admirers of Kia’s systems of infotainment for some time and now they’re a hit with their clear crisp and clear graphics, as well as their easy use. Six speakers are available on the lower trims as well as Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto connectivity is included in all models. The 12.3-inch screen in the 2024 Telluride is among the biggest in its class as well as a big display that can be viewed from the head helps minimize distractions. Every model comes with at least five USB charging ports and a WiFi hotspot. These are essential attributes for an SUV that is suitable for families. Wireless smartphone charging as well as an excellent 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are offered.
Its 2024 Kia Telluride received four out of five stars on the rollover and frontal crash tests at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It was the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the almost identical 2023 Telluride with the highest possible score of Good across every test and classified it as a Best Safety Pick+, the highest award the institute can give.
Kia’s top SUV the Telluride has a wealth of features that are standard, including driver aids and advanced safety technology. Each model comes with forward collision warning and automated emergency brakes, the lane-departure alert, lane-keeping aid as well as blind-spot monitors, as well as highway-driving assistance. Parking sensors in front and cameras with surround view are available as well.
All Tellurides have 291 horses, a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that’s coupled to an 8-speed auto transmission, and can be equipped with as much as a 5,500-pound capacity. All models come with front-wheel drive as is all-wheel drive. It comes with center-locking differentials that are available for every trim.
The 2024 Telluride retains mechanical components, such as its large wheelbase, large V-6 engine, and auto transmission. Even with its largest 20-inch wheels that are fitted to nearly every trim level and model, the Telluride is composed, with a comfortable ride and a strong acceleration.
The Telluride has front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is an option for all models. Tellurides that come with the X-Line and X-Pro packages need an all-wheel-drive configuration in conjunction with them. Kia’s all-wheel drive can be configured for a 50/50 power split between the rear and front ends with speeds of as high as 40 miles per hour. In the X-Line as well as the X-Pro Telluride, Kia changes front and rear end positions to give better departure and approach angles. It could also allow it to more easily find its way on off-road terrain, however, that presumes that the majority of Telluride motorists are using these cars for much more than transport to and from their weekend getaway.
The Telluride features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces 291 horsepower that wants to perform faster than it currently can. It has to shift over 4,100 pounds — far higher than this when you include all-wheel drive and any of the many choices.
The 8-speed auto is tuned to keep the powerful V-6 under control, but it’s not able to change its gears as quickly so the three-row vehicle never seems particularly fast in its own right, and driving on the highway could require massive thumps of the throttle. The engine is quiet, although it’s not equipped with the refined sound similar to Honda’s V-6s. However, it’s more refined as compared to its predecessor, the Subaru Ascent, and its turbo-4 engine. With X-Pro trim, the Telluride can pull up to 5,500 pounds.
The area where the Telluride does well is in its ride quality. It’s not equipped with adaptive damping as do some costly SUVs, however, it offers outstanding ride control on big bumps and is quiet when driving at high speeds due to the large amount of noise deadening. The steering wheel is precisely tracked in the city and has just enough weight. The consistent steering feel to ride-motion controls and moderately fast acceleration give the Telluride a well-integrated feel which can appear as if it’s quicker and more agile than it is.