While Hyundai trains its focus on luxury automobiling with the Genesis brand, sister company Kia continues to demonstrate how it has matured as a carmaker with some truly exceptional models. Not long ago it introduced the highly acclaimed Stinger sport sedan, and now we have the big Telluride utility model. The SXL version we recently test drove delivered 10 things we decided you really wanted to know.
#1 It’s drawn praise like a flame draws moths
The Stinger was no slouch in attracting praise and even awards, such as Car of the Year from the Automotive Journalists’ Association of Canada (AJAC). That same organization evidently has a soft spot for the Korean brand, because it named the Telluride Best Large Utility Vehicle of the Year for 2020.
Meanwhile, the folks at NACTOY (North American Car of the Year) named it Utility Vehicle of the Year, as did Motor Trend magazine. Kelley Blue Book went a step further, naming it best all-around vehicle for 2020. All of that makes for quite a resume! To top it off, the Telluride was also named Auto123's Full-Size SUV of the Year for 2020. So there.