Telluride Is Car and Driver 10Best For 2019

Telluride Is Car and Driver 10Best For 2019

Kia's Bold and Biggest-Ever SUV Wows Editors with its Blend of Utility, Design and Driving Refinement - Industry-leading automotive publication picks new Kia as one of 2019's best SUVs - "The Telluride is rare in how good it is," says editor-in-chief Sharon Silke Carty


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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Kia Telluride has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, which recognizes 2019’s best trucks and SUVs on the market. The renowned automotive publication selected the award-winning three-row sport utility for this prestigious honor based on its design, equipment, performance and road manners.

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“The Telluride is rare in how good it is,” says Sharon Silke Carty, Car and Driver editor-in-chief. “It spoils passengers with features, is quiet, responsive and smooth. It stands out in the crowded three-row SUV market.”

10Best winners are selected based on a number of criteria, including value, driving dynamics and mission fulfillment. 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards are organized around segments and recognize one honoree from each category, including subcompact SUV, subcompact luxury SUV, compact SUV, compact luxury SUV, mid-size SUV, mid-size luxury SUV, large SUV, mid-size pickup, full-size pickup, and van. Nominees consist of all-new or significantly updated vehicles.

“This is an absolute honor,” says Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. “Car and Driver editors are widely respected for their automotive acumen and ability to bellwether the industry. A 10Best rating is a gold standard.”

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. Power1 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.

1 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.

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Telluride Is Car and Driver 10Best For 2019