Kia Telluride FAQ

The Kia Telluride is a stylish, capable, and accommodating mid-size SUV with strong performance and a wealth of advanced features. As one of the newest models in the industry, the Kia Telluride is the subject of many questions we receive. Here are some answers to a few of the most common inquiries.

Can the Kia Telluride Go Off-Road?

More than just a good-looking SUV, the Kia Telluride's capabilities extend beyond the beaten path. While you probably don't want to take a stock model crawling over boulders, the Kia Telluride can take on a variety of surfaces, with features like:

  • Nearly eight inches of ground clearance
  • Available Active On-Demand all-wheel-drive system with Torque Vectoring Control
  • Available Snow mode and AWD Lock mode
  • 3.8-liter V-6 with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque
  • Available self-leveling rear suspension

Can the Kia Telluride Tow a Boat?

That depends on the boat. However, the average dry weight of a standard deck boat (~3,000 pounds) is within the Kia Telluride's towing limit. Equipped with a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 262 pound-feet of torque, it offers a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds.

Can the Kia Telluride be Flat Towed?

Planning a cross-country camper trip and want to take your Kia Telluride with you? A front-wheel-drive model can be towed two-wheels-up. All-wheel-drive models must be towed with four wheels on the ground.

Does the Kia Telluride Have Smartphone Integration?

Yes! The Kia Telluride's base LX model features an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration as standard equipment. The EX and SX models feature a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen display.

How Much Does the Kia Telluride Weigh

Depending on configuration, the Kia Telluride's curb weight is between 4,200 and 4,500 pounds. The gross weight (max loaded weight) ranges from 5,575 to 5,900 pounds.

How Many Seats Does the Kia Telluride Have?

Larger Buffalo-area families will find the Kia Telluride is quite accommodating. The standard seating configuration seats up to eight riders. Available second-row captain's chairs reduce seating capacity to seven while increasing passenger comfort and ease of access to the third row.

How Much Cargo Space Does the Kia Telluride Have?

With all seats in use, West Seneca shoppers will find up to 21 cubic feet for luggage or groceries behind the third row. The second and third rows can be folded in a variety of configurations, up to a maximum of 87 cubic feet of rear cargo capacity. A hands-free liftgate (EX and SX trims) makes for easy access to the rear cargo hold.

Does the Kia Telluride Have Adaptive Cruise Control?

Yes! Adaptive Cruise Control is standard equipment on all Kia Telluride models. This technology augments standard cruise control functionality by maintaining a preset distance from leading automobiles. The system speeds up and slows down with the speed of traffic. This reduces the need to switch between the brake and accelerator, potentially mitigating driving fatigue on longer journeys.

Does the Kia Telluride Have Advanced Safety Features

Yes! In fact, the Kia Telluride features a full suite of Kia Drive Wise advanced driver-assistance technologies as standard equipment. These systems include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a driver awareness alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Where Can I Test Drive the New Kia Telluride near Cheektowaga and Williamsville?

If you'd like more information about the Kia Telluride and available Kia finance options, get in touch with Northtown Kia by phone or via our website. If you'd like to experience the new Kia Telluride for yourself. We invite you to visit our Kia Telluride dealership in Amherst, NY, for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.