The 2024 Kia Telluride Is A Car and Driver 10Best

January 19th, 2024 by


The automotive magazine Car and Driver recently awarded the 2024 Kia Telluride its 10Best SUVs award. The mid-size SUV has won the award multiple times, which speaks to its impressive capability and versatility. The 2024 Kia Telluride also won J.D. Power’s 2024 ALG Residual Value Award which ranks vehicles based on their long-term value. Clearly, the Telluride offers more advantages than other SUVs in its segment with its stylish design, spacious interior cabin, and overall performance. We’ll take a closer look at the 2024 Kia Telluride and see how the three-row SUV continues to dominate in the mid-size SUV segment. 

2024 Kia Telluride Wins 10Best SUV Award Again

The 2024 Kia Telluride was recently awarded Car and Driver’s 10Best SUV award. Known for its in-depth reviews, Car and Driver operates as an American automotive magazine. As part of its annual 10Best awards, the magazine reviews various segments to decide which vehicle stands out the most. For 2024, the Kia Telluride came out on top within the mid-size three-row SUV segment. In determining the best SUV, Car and Driver considered design, performance, and the interior cabin. In each category, the 2024 Kia Telluride outperformed.

The Kia Telluride arrives with minor updates for the new model year like exterior styling and a new trim. Despite the lack of updates, the mid-size SUV still reigns as a top contender within the segment. Its stylish and smart design is accompanied by a spacious interior cabin. As a mid-size SUV, the Telluride offers three rows that can comfortably fit up to 8 passengers (7 with captain chairs). Drivers can also make use of advanced driver-assist features like a head-up display and blind-spot monitor. For entertainment, there’s a dual 24-inch display that serves as the digital gauge cluster and infotainment screen.

For performance, the 2024 Telluride features a naturally aspirated V6 engine that delivers 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can be equipped with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Overall, the Telluride offers impressive capability and versatility compared to other mid-size SUVs. It offers impressive handling and can tow up to 5,500 pounds. For those interested in off-road capability, the three-row SUV features 8.4 inches of ground clearance and offers all-terrain tires. Increased approach and departure angles also help. At a starting MSRP of $36,190 (plus destination fee), the 2024 Kia Telluride proves to be a highly capable SUV deserving of Car and Driver’s 10Best SUV award.


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