03/26/21 ID: 17252

Win Marks Second Consecutive Year Kia’s Bold and Boxy Telluride Takes Top Honors

  • Telluride delivers the safety, technology and comfort families look for in a 3-row SUV
  • Award-winning SUV lauded for connectivity and entertainment features

IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2021 – For the second consecutive year, the Kia Telluride was named the “Best 3-Row SUV for Families” by U.S. News & World Report.  The Kia Telluride was selected based on excellent professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, and the availability of family friendly features that keep occupants connected and entertained. Vehicles with the highest composite score in their class were named the Best Car for Families in their respective categories.

“For Telluride to take top honors in the Best 3-Row SUV for Families category for the second consecutive year speaks to the safety, technology and comfort our three-row SUV offers,” said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia Motors America. “Telluride has exceeded even our own high expectations and we are honored that both consumers and media recognize Kia’s commitment to delivering world-class vehicles.”

As well as high safety and reliability ratings, the 2021 Best Cars for Families were chosen on their family-friendly technological merits. Features such as in-car wireless internet, teen driver controls, automatic braking, surround-view parking camera systems and hands-free cargo doors helped Telluride rise above its competition.

“The Kia Telluride is packed with available features that make life easier and a little bit safer for families,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of autos, U.S. News & World Report. “Standouts include front automatic braking, lane keep assist, tools for parents to set limits with teen drivers, and comfort and infotainment features like tri-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android auto, and rear-seat sunshades.”

Kia Motors America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.*

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About U.S. News & World Report

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle BrandsBest Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars supports car shoppers throughout the entire car-buying journey, offering advice for researching carsfinding cars for sale near you and getting the best rate on car insurance. U.S. News Best Cars had more than 73 million visitors over the past year, with the majority actively shopping for a car. More than 70% of active shoppers reported that U.S. News influenced their car-purchasing decision, saying that they trust the advice to be unbiased and that they would recommend the site to others.

*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.


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