Kia Telluride Wins Top Rated SUV from Edmunds

The hits keep coming for Kia's biggest sport utility

The Kia Telluride has added a 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award to its list of awards this year.

Named the Top Rated SUV, the awards honor the overall best vehicles based on extensive vehicle testing and Edmunds’ rating process.

2020 Telluride

“We ‘gave it everything’ during each phase of the Telluride’s development, making sure that quality and attention to detail were second to none,” said Michael Cole, president of Kia Motors America. “For the esteemed Edmunds experts to recognize the Telluride as one of the best vehicles on the road today is a grand achievement and yet another validation of Kia’s commitment to building world-class vehicles.”

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The three-row SUV has earned lots of praise for its rugged looking exterior, modern cabin, and available features offered on higher priced luxury vehicles. Designed with families in mind, the Telluride is also available with family friendly systems, such as rear occupant alert with ultrasonic sensors, driver talk, quiet mode and more.

“Stylish, roomy and practical, Kia hit it out of the park with the 2020 Telluride. Not only does it drive well, but it looks and feels like a luxury SUV without the high price tag,” said Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief. “No other SUV in its class is as comprehensively accomplished as the Telluride, which is why it is our Top Rated SUV of the year.”

Alistair Weaver, vice president of editorial and editor-in-chief at Edmunds. Photo courtesy of Edmunds

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc., in West Point, Georgia, manufactures the Telluride CUV, Sorento CUV and the Optima midsize sedan at Kia’s only manufacturing plant in the United States. The plant produces 340,000 vehicles a year, operating three shifts a day, 24 hours a day to supply 940 dealerships across the United States and Canada, as well as export vehicles to Mexico and Caribbean and Pacific nations. In November, KMMG celebrated its 10th anniversary producing vehicles in Georgia.

The Telluride’s list of plaudits include being named one of three finalists for the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, winning two categories of Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best Buy Awards, and honors from Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs.

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