2020 Kia Telluride Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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The 2020 Kia Telluride seems to have it all - three rows of seating, a comfortable interior, many driver-assist features, and a relatively affordable price. Inside and out, the Telluride is impressive, and its components under the hood are quite competent.
What's New for 2020?
2020 is the model year in which the Telluride has made its debut. Kia's newest mid-size SUV is a welcome addition to the market, and it satisfies a lot of modern consumers who are looking for versatility, reliability, and convenience in their vehicles.
There are four trims of the 2020 Kia Telluride. The first is the LX. Though it's a base model, it still comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and several advanced safety mechanisms. The S trim is next, and it has been upgraded to have heated front seats, a power driver's seat that can be quickly adjusted into the optimal position, and stylish 20-inch alloy wheels.
At the higher end are the EX and SX. The EX has a wireless phone charger, front seats that are both heated and ventilated, and a smart power liftgate. People with refined tastes will want to take a good look at the SX, which comes with premium features like dual sunroofs that let in plenty of light, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and stainless steel pedals.
It's important to note that the LX and EX have standard seating for up to eight passengers, with three seats in the middle row and three in the back. The SX comes with captain's chairs in the second row, reducing seating capacity to seven. The S can come with either eight- or seven-passenger seating depending on whether captain's chairs or bench seats are selected.
Engine and Performance
Powering the 2020 Telluride is a 3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine. It's matched to an automatic transmission that has eight different speeds, and a Sportmatic Sports Shifter can be used in case anyone wants to feel more in control over shifting. The V6 is capable of generating 291 horsepower, which gives it plenty of pep as people head up hills, carry heavy loads, or have to quickly accelerate on the highway. Torque is equally strong, at 262 pound-feet. Towing capacity on the Telluride is 5,000 pounds, and a tow hitch is available on the EX and SX trims.
Front-wheel drive is standard across the trims, but all-wheel drive is available if anyone wants to maximize their ability to drive safely in slippery conditions.
With front-wheel drive, the Telluride can achieve up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway and 20 miles per gallon in the city. With all-wheel drive, fuel economy only drops slightly to 19/24 (city/highway) miles per gallon.
The Telluride has a large interior, with a maximum cargo capacity of 87 cubic feet. Behind the second and third rows are 46 and 21 cubic feet, respectively, so there is plenty of space even with a full load of passengers. Passengers in the second row can enjoy 42.4 inches of leg room, while those in the back will be a little cozier with 31.4 inches of leg room.
Sometimes, the little things can make a big difference in comfort. Heated front seats start at the S trim, as do interior LED lights and a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support. At the SX trim, the driver's seat can be adjusted in 12 ways, and a heated steering wheel and second-row seats are available options. While the bottom two trims have a SOFINO leatherette seat trim, the higher two trims come with leather trim, which can be upgraded to premium Nappa leather in the SX.
Kia has focused on incorporating technology into their vehicles. As mentioned before, an eight-inch touchscreen is standard, and it's easy to connect smartphones to the infotainment system. On the EX and SX, the system gets enhanced to have navigation, remote climate control, and more. Depending on the trim selected, the Telluride can either have a total of five or six USB charging ports.
Safety is another category in which the Telluride scores high points. All trims come with multiple driver-assist systems, to include automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Further, the SUV can use its various sensors to send out alerts when it seems like drivers are about to veer out of a lane, hit a car or pedestrian in front of them, and/or back out into rear cross-traffic. At times, the Telluride can take corrective action to prevent the likelihood of an accident occurring.
All trims also come with a reverse parking distance warning system. It warns drivers with an audio signal if they're getting to close to hazards. The SX has an additional feature that works the same way, but with forward parking.
Since the Telluride comes standard with electronic stability control and vehicle stability management, drivers can have confidence as they take corners or try to maneuver around obstacles. Hill start assist control can come in handy whenever someone is stopped on a hill; the brakes will stay engaged for a few seconds while the driver's foot moves from the brake to the gas pedal.
There are many reasons why the 2020 Kia Telluride is already getting so much positive attention. It really does come with a complete package, and it's pricing is attractive as well.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Kia Telluride
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Kia Telluride invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Kia Telluride MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.