Take one look at the 2020 Kia Telluride and you’ll see a sturdy exterior that can tackle roads near Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap, Pennsylvania. Do you know anything about its towing capacity? Well, Jim Sipala’s Kia of Coatesville developed this towing capacity review for drivers throughout Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Reading, Pennsylvania; Newark, Delaware, and beyond, so you know what’s in store for you when you want to haul a load.
Engine, Power, and Towing Capacity
A 3.8L V6 Lambda engine comes standard in the Kia Telluride, along with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which allows you to tackle varying terrain in changing weather conditions. Your Kia Telluride SUV gets a great pickup of 291 horsepower supported by 262 lb-ft of torque.
Add on the available Towing Package that comes with a tow hitch to make your Kia Telluride a towing machine. It can haul up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, so you can attach a trailer and valiantly head out on the road.
The package also includes a self-leveling rear suspension, which automatically calibrates any load you might carry to keep your ride balanced and to improve your traction.
Use your standard driving modes—such as Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart—to adjust your powertrain, steering capabilities, and drivetrain. These modes optimize your drive and can become even more versatile with the addition of the Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. This features the Snow Mode, which reduces wheelspin and provides extra traction on snow-covered roads. Another mode—AWD Lock—gives you even more control with the press of a button.
Stay Stable and Maintain Control
Your Kia Telluride comes with several systems that give you superior control over your machine. This not only comes in handy when driving to take care of an errand, but it is crucial when you’re tugging along a trailer.
For enhanced stability, your set of wheels uses Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which maintains your direction to ensure you stay on course. It works in conjunction with the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system to steady your steering response and step in when roads get a little slippery.
With the Torque Vectoring Corner Control (TVCC) system, you can take corners like a champ because it stabilizes your conveyance when turning. The Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) gives you an extra layer of security as you ascend loftier heights by holding your brakes for two extra seconds after you release them. This prevents you from rolling backward.
Some standard safety features included in your Kia Telluride make sure that when you’re towing a trailer you continue to be protected. For instance, the Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance shows what’s lurking behind you, so when you back up, you can safely avoid obstacles by accurately following the electronic footprints.
To augment that system, standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) gives you audible and visual warnings when something does appear behind you. If you don’t see the object in time, it activates your brakes for you so you can stop. Sensors located in the rear bumper make this possible.
Find Out More About the 2020 Kia Telluride Towing Capacity
Visit our showroom near Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap, PA, to learn more about the 2020 Kia Telluride towing capacity. If you want the ability to haul loads across Lancaster, PA; Reading, PA; and Newark, DE, this may be what you’re looking for! Schedule a test drive at Kia of Coatesville today!