KIA TELLURIDE WINS 2020 EDMUNDS TOP RATED AWARD
Big and Bold Telluride Named Top Rated SUV
- Awards represent the “gold standard of automotive excellence”
- Telluride’s style and value earned high marks in its category
IRVINE, Calif., December 11, 2019 – The Kia Telluride has earned a 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award, taking the win in its category to earn the title of Top Rated SUV.
“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, Kia Motors America (KMA). “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.”
The 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the overall best vehicles of the year based on their extensive vehicle testing and rating process. An Edmunds Top Rated Award represents the “gold standard of automotive excellence” and signifies that a vehicle is one of the best-of-the-best on the road today. Rather than honoring the newest vehicles - which may not be available yet - Edmunds Top Rated provides a list of the seven best vehicles that shoppers can actually buy now.
“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.”
Kia’s popular 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 systems1 such as Rear Occupant Alert with Ultrasonic Sensors2, Driver Talk, Quiet Mode and more.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power**, and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
** Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.
1 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.
2 Rear Occupant Alert is not a substitute for one’s attention and may not detect all movement within the vehicle. Always check the vehicle interior when exiting the vehicle.