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al_cajun
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
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Kia Telluride
Anyone have one? How do you like it? And have you had any issues?


TheWiz
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Third World, LA
Member since Aug 2007
10592 posts

re: Kia Telluride
I don't have one. I really like looking at them online. I can't get past the Kia thing.


al_cajun
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
2442 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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I can't get past the Kia thing.

Agreed but it is a great looking car at a good price so I think I could talk myself into overlooking it.
This post was edited on 5/14 at 4:55 pm


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Teddy Ruxpin
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TX
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Kia Telluride
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I can't get past the Kia thing.


Probably should. They've improved quality a lot from what I've read. They are very much like Hyundai (who now has a large stake in Kia) where they made bad cars for a long time and their reputation is lagging behind their actual quality.


TigerTatorTots
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The Safeshore
Member since Jul 2009
75494 posts

re: Kia Telluride
Kia and Hyundai are two names that are not the same as 15+ years ago. They have come a long way to earn a seat at the table with the other brands


BayooBandit
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Thibodaux, LA
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Kia Telluride
Neighbor just bought a white one. I keep looking out the kitchen window to admire. Haven't seen the interior up close yet, but a sharp looking SUV on the outside.


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BoogaBear
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
3346 posts

re: Kia Telluride
Wife and I bought one.

S model in Moss Green with the second row captains chairs.

Absolutely love it. Coming from a Tahoe the Kia rides better, has better pickup, the infotainment system blows the Tahoe completely out of the water. In my opinion, it has just as much room as the Tahoe as well. Most of the reviews online are accurate with the exception of the lacking performance. Throw it in sport mode and it will light the tires up and take off, that's plenty enough performance for something with third row seating.

It has way more features than the Tahoe we had, LT model, for 20k less. We ended up getting it around 33,500


Neauxla_Tiger
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: Kia Telluride
I'm in the market for a new SUV very soon and this has definitely sparked my interest. Everything you can get at that price point is pretty impressive. Even the fully loaded top trim looks like it's less than 42k brand new. And it looks sleek on top of it all. Really hard to ignore it. I'm just waiting to see more reviews come out. Haven't seen it discussed in Consumer Reports yet


lsurulesall
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Mar 2010
251 posts

re: Kia Telluride
My wife and I are looking at this while waiting for the Hyundai Palisade. We will probably purchase one of these two after we can get a closer look at both.


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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2005
139954 posts

re: Kia Telluride
my wife's a bitch and stops me at kia.


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CoachChappy
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Boudin Capitol of the World
Member since May 2013
25279 posts

re: Kia Telluride
From my research, wait for the 2020s. They made some positive adjustments from the original 2019s


BoogaBear
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Member since Jul 2013
3346 posts

re: Kia Telluride
There isn't a 2019. They are all 2020


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kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
69744 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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I can't get past the Kia thing.



Kia and Hyundai passed the domestics on quality years ago.


lynxcat
Rutgers Fan
Member since Jan 2008
21220 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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Kia and Hyundai


If my next car isn't a 'luxury' brand then I'll likely go with one of these two. I'm also lumping in the Genesis under Hyundai even though they are starting to separate that brand to build the badge value.

The price/value relationship on these vehicles is as good as anything on the market. The Telluride and Pallisade have some top-end features in the base package.



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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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Member since Nov 2012
32476 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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From my research, wait for the 2020s. They made some positive adjustments from the original 2019s




Oh no Chappy, what is you doin?



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Jp1LSU
LSU Fan
Fiji
Member since Oct 2005
1738 posts

re: Kia Telluride
I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy one soon. I’ve liked the look of them when I first saw them. I also have a very limited amount of car dealerships to choose from. There are only 3 kinds of dealerships within a 4 hour drive of my house. We used to have to make that drive for service and it isn’t worth it. So I have limited options.


go_tigres
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Member since Sep 2013
2880 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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Hyundai (who now has a large stake in Kia)


My wife has a Kia Sedona. We've had it for 2.5 years and have put 70k miles on it. It's been great. Actually, I find it as comfortable to drive as my MDX. Aside from a remote door motor, we've only done routine maintenance on it.

Part of that routine maintenance is brake pads. I changed all of them out last weekend. While doing so, I noticed the OEM struts were labeled Hyundai. Kind of surprised me.


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lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
8965 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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Kia and Hyundai are two names that are not the same as 15+ years ago. They have come a long way to earn a seat at the table with the other brands


Agreed but the problem is trade in\resale value. When you go to trade in down the road its going to have much greater depreciation than a Honda or Toyota. Not saying its right but the badge on the front of the car makes a difference.


TheWiz
LSU Fan
Third World, LA
Member since Aug 2007
10592 posts

re: Kia Telluride
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Agreed but the problem is trade in\resale value.


Hell, you can lease them for sub $400/month I think. That's almost worth it to give them a whirl. I'm just too car note averse right now.


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SallyWheeler
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
3075 posts

re: Kia Telluride
My wife and I bought one about a month ago and absolutely love it. The exterior look is nice. As another poster said, the infotainment system is legit. It certainly has some getup in Sport mode.


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