The Stylish and Utilitarian Kia Telluride in Auburn, ME

The three row Sports Utility Vehicle market is chock full of choices for customers. Because of this, an SUV has to be really special to be set itself apart from the competition. Kia is a company that has marketed innovative sedans that are also affordable. However, when breaking into the mid-size Sports Utility Vehicle market, Kia knew they had to bring their very best to the show.

The Kia Telluride offers affordability with unexpected luxury in a three row SUV that is stylish and handsome. The Telluride is intended to carry families and cargo comfortably, and the Telluride does this well. The exterior of the Telluride is rugged and good looking, and the interior is crafted with high-quality materials. However, good looks are not the only reason to consider the Telluride. Kia has outfitted the Telluride with multiple safety features that are standard across the trims of the SUV, and the same can be said for the infotainment system. In addition, the Telluride offers capability that isn't often seen in other SUVs in the class.

Are you looking for a Kia Telluride near Westbrook, ME? Then let's discuss standard features and what you can expect from the various trims of the Kia Telluride.

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Performance

The engine in the Kia Telluride is a V6 that offers an impressive 291 horsepower. With this engine, you can expect to tow up to 5,000 pounds behind this three-row SUV. That is partially thanks to the 262 pound-feet of torque of the engine. This V6 is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Typically, the Kia Telluride is a front wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on all Telluride trims.

Experts relate that that Telluride has a firm ride. Body roll and other typical SUV-handling issues aren't an issue for the Telluride. This is partially because of the eight inches of ground clearance and the availability of a self-leveling rear air suspension. The steering is responsive, as are the brakes. Because of all these characteristics, the Telluride is quite reliable off-roading, just as it is on the open highway.

When it comes to fuel efficiency on the roads of Portland, ME, you want an SUV that is going to give both power and good gas mileage. You will find this in the Kia Telluride. The V6 as a front wheel drive offers an impressive 26 mpg on the highway, and the all-wheel drive is only slightly less efficient. The Kia Telluride provides as much or more than many comparable three-row SUVs.

Comfort and Amenities

Fans of the Telluride describe the SUV as undeniably upscale and comfortable. The materials of the interior are both of high-quality, and they are attractive, too. The Telluride offers Gorham, ME drivers lots of neat amenities as standard features, and these can really ramp up your enjoyment of the ride. The interior space of the Telluride is surprisingly spacious, especially in a class of vehicles that are notorious for cramped third-row seating. The Telluride is available with seating design options as well. Shoppers may opt for captain's chairs in place of the bench seating for the second row, or they may stay with the second-row bench so that three people may sit on the second row. Regardless of the seating configuration you choose, the Telluride offers lots of space for storage.

Speaking of the interior, the Kia Telluride offers the same infotainment system in each trim level of the SUV. All Tellurides come with a 10.3-inch touchscreen that allows drivers to intuitively control both entertainment and many of the features of the SUV. All Tellurides offer software which connects to compatible smartphones. This software is called Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Regardless of the software you use to pair your smart phone to the vehicle, you'll enjoy the ability to use voice commands to carry out many functions while you never take your eyes off the road. You can listen to music, podcasts and more straight from your phone, and the system can read incoming texts to you, and you can use its advanced voice recognition to respond. You can also access your contacts to make voice activated calls as well as send texts to contacts. You can also utilize Siri or Alexa to assist in pulling up maps and get you where you're headed safely.

Other available infotainment features of the Kia Telluride include a ten-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system and wireless charging for smart phones. You'll also enjoy a 110-volt power inverter. One thing that is exclusive to the Kia Telluride is Driver Talk. This allows the driver to speak to passengers in the second and third row of the vehicle using speakers throughout the cabin of the Telluride.

The safety features of the Kia Telluride include forward collision warning as well as automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning and a standard blind spot monitoring system (some trims have an upgraded version of this).

The Kia Telluride is available in four trims: the LX, the S, the EX or the SX. Many drivers like the fully loaded SX. This top-level trim offers dual sunroofs, 20-inch black painted rims and standard second row captain's chairs.


When you see all that the Kia Telluride offers, it's easy to understand why it's such a popular choice around Saco. If you're looking for a Kia Telluride in Auburn, ME, make sure to visit us at Rowe Kia Auburn for more information!