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Why the 2024 Kia Telluride Is One of the Best Midsize SUVs on the Market

Overhead view of a black 2024 Kia Telluride driving on the highway after leaving a Kia dealer near me.

The Kia Telluride has been on practically every best midsize SUV list for a few years, with praise from esteemed publications like Car and Driver and Motortrend. The 2024 Telluride continues this trend with exceptional performance, ample interior space, and a host of desirable comfort and convenience features. In many ways, it's the same SUV drivers have appreciated over the years; however, as with any new edition, it brings a few new tricks to the table.

For drivers looking for the best a midsize SUV has to offer and are wondering, "Is there a Kia dealer near me?" the answer is a resounding "Yes." At Victory Kia, located conveniently in Victoria, we invite you to check out our vast selection of Telluride models, including the exciting 2024 lineup. So, what makes this midsize SUV so special, and how can it enhance your daily drive? Let's take a closer look at the 2024 Telluride, and when you're ready for a test drive, our team is ready and waiting to get you behind the wheel.

Performance and Efficiency

One popular aspect of this vehicle is its unparalleled performance. All trims of the midsize SUV feature a hefty 3.8-liter V6 engine that outputs 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It has front and all-wheel drive configurations and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those on the fence about a brand-new SUV should note that the 2023 Kia Telluride offers the same performance, meaning it continues the level of performance provided by the previous model.

Regarding speed, the new Telluride should accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.8 seconds, making merging onto the highway a breeze. This is according to a road test conducted by Car and Driver with the X-Line trim of the Telluride. People looking to save at the fuel pump should consider the front-wheel drive versions, as they grant an average of 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. The all-wheel drive versions aren’t far off, with 18 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.

A close up of a cellphone charging in the center console of a 2024 Kia Telluride.

A Welcoming Cabin Enhanced With Cutting-Edge Tech

It’s also easy to call this one of the best midsize SUVs because it has a wonderfully upscale interior. First, the Telluride is an incredibly spacious SUV, providing room for all sorts of activities and storage; putting the rear seats down will offer you an impressive 87 cu.ft. of space. The cabin of the Telluride is also top-notch because of the excellent build quality, even on the lower trims. For seating, the base trim features 6-way manual adjustable options; However, more advanced trims like the EX can give you 8-way power front seats with a lumbar feature. Drivers wanting the best in seating can find it in the available 10-way power driver's seat offered in the SX trim and higher.

On the technology front, the 2024 Telluride comes standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation. This is notable because all trims have the same size screen, so every trim can take advantage of utilizing a large screen. The lower trims have a 6-speaker sound system, while the higher-end options have a 10-speaker Harman Kardon system. Additionally, the new Telluride has the available Driver Talk feature, which allows drivers to talk to their rear-seat passengers via a cabin microphone and speakers so all on board can hear them. Overall, the Telluride has a well-made and attractive interior; it's welcoming for the whole family.

The Telluride has a host of other advanced tech features. For example, even the base trim has five fast USB-C chargers, including two on the third row. Additionally, it allows pre-cooling and heating through the Kia Access app. This comes in handy for both hot and cold days, as you can turn on the AC before getting into the car. It also has Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control on all trims. Additionally, the 2024 Telluride has Quiet Mode, which will move all audio up to the front row so that rear-seat passengers can get some sleep.

An Abundance of Standard Safety and Driver Assistance Features

All trims of the 2024 Kia Telluride have a suite of standard safety features via its Drive Wise technology. These features include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Rear Parking Distance Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. These features not only keep drivers and passengers safe, but they keep other drivers and pedestrians around you safe as well.

The vehicle also has a ton of active and passive safety features. These include things such as an array of airbags, Rear-View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Start Assist Control, and Downhill Brake Control. It also has Rollover Sensing, which will deploy side airbags in the event that the vehicle rolls over. These standard safety and driver assistance tools will give you the confidence you need to tackle any journey.

A Stunning Exterior

The new Kia Telluride is popular partly because of its bold exterior that is sure to turn heads on the highway or downtown. Regarding wheels, it comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels with a silver finish. However, moving up the trim levels gives you access to 20-inch alloy wheels. Luckily, the Telluride is one of the few new SUVs that still comes with a spare tire. The headlights are state-of-the-art projector beams, and with the proper setting, they can turn on and off depending on the environmental lighting conditions. In general, the Telluride's exterior did not undergo a major change from last year's model but rather built upon the already sleek-looking model.

A close up of the driver side taillight on a black 2024 Kia Telluride at sunset.

Check Out the 2024 Kia Telluride Today

The 2024 Kia Telluride has much to offer to various types of buyers. Not only is it a solid option for a daily driver, but it also has some off-roading capabilities courtesy of the X-Pro trim, which offers enhancements like all-terrain tires and increased ground clearance. This is also a midsize SUV with a look that will remain relevant for quite some time, as the SUV is a bit on the unique side. Additionally, it has an interior to match with its bold and eye-catching design.

The 2024 Kia Telluride starts at $35,990, while the highest trim has an MSRP of $53,185.[a] Regarding value, the great thing about this SUV is that the lower trims are also top-notch when it comes to features. Of course, the Telluride isn’t the only great SUV Kia makes, but it’s easily the best choice for drivers looking for a midsize SUV packed with tons of great features. Whether you're looking for a reliable commuter, have a growing family, or are looking to venture off the pavement, the Telluride will be there for you wherever the road takes you.

Now it’s time for you to experience the 2024 Kia Telluride for yourself and our team at Victory Kia would love to show you everything this thrilling midsize SUV has to offer. They’ll walk you through our extensive inventory, answer any questions you may have, and help you discover which trim best fits your unique driving needs. And once you’ve found the right model, our finance department will work closely with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget. But our commitment to you doesn’t end there; our service department will be there for you throughout the ownership of your vehicle to help with everything from oil changes to tire rotations. We look forward to working with you and helping you get behind the wheel of this standout Kia SUV.

[a]MSRP subject to change. Please see dealer for details.