The Telluride, Kia’s latest über-large vehicle for people-moving, has just had its pricing revealed for the Great White North.

“Telluride is the ultimate solution for active families that deserve the latest technologies and features all wrapped in a gorgeous interior and exterior design,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc., late March.

“Starting at just $44,995 and coming from the brand that continues to lead the industry in quality, the all-new Kia Telluride is here to raise the bar in the SUV segment.”

Yes, the base model of the largest Kia ever built starts at $44,995—that’s a lot of space for a reasonable amount of Canuck bucks.

Every trim comes with all-wheel-drive in Canada, but for the more ritzy features, you’ll have to step up to either the SX or SX Limited trims. For a bump up to $49,995, the SX trim features dual sunroofs, LED headlights and a heated steering wheel.

The $53,995 SX Limited trim will arrive in the springtime, and upgrade the interior to include Nappa leather, premium headliner and heating and ventilated second-row seats. Technical improvements include a heads-up display, rain-sensing wipers and a 110-volt power source.

Powering the SUV is a 3.8-litre V6 that makes 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to all wheels by the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Available exterior colours include Ebony Black, Black Copper and Snow White Pearl—that’s none too many, but the Telluride makes up for it in seats, which it has eight of. Seven if you opt for the second-row captain’s chairs.

There is also a bevy of other options for you to go crazy about, including all sorts of mats and trays to keep your stuff neat and tidy. Side steps, bumper guards and skid plates are also available in case you want to take all of your friends way out of town.

Source: Driving

March 23, 2019