2020 Kia Telluride Cargo Volume and Towing Capacity
Last year, when Kia announced that the Sorento wouldn’t be the biggest vehicle on the Kia lineup, we joined drivers everywhere in projecting a lot of big expectations on the full-size Telluride crossover. Although we knew very little about the Telluride from the get-go, we understood that the Sorento was a class-leader among both third-row crossovers and mid-size crossovers and trusted that Kia had a great reason to introduce the world to a vehicle with even more.
Originally introduced as the Kia Telluride concept with a hybrid powertrain, the 2020 Kia Telluride has since shifted to a more traditional crossover powered by Kia’s brand-new 3.8L Lambda V6 engine that outputs 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. of torque. To handle this power, Kia made the decision to equip the Telluride with the smooth and confident 8-speed automatic transmission.
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An available, active-on-demand 4-wheel-drive system keeps all four wheels on the road and helps you navigate uncertain terrain in various scenarios of inclement weather.
2020 Kia Telluride Towing Capacity
With changes having been made to give the Telluride robust gasoline power, the vehicle’s identity shifted from an innovative look into the future of family transportation (in the Telluride Concept) to a practical and visually-attractive option that brings Kia’s focus on value, luxury features and style to a class in desperate need of any of those three traits.
When properly equipped, the 2020 Kia Telluride’s engine allows you to tow up to 5,000 lbs. of gear, recreational trailers or camping units.
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With the average piece of licorice weighing .4 ounces, you could haul 200,000 pieces of licorice, provided they were strung together to form a trailer, hitch receiver, wheels, axle, etc.
2020 Kia Telluride Cargo Volume
Let’s say you don’t need a trailer for the stuff you want to bring with you. You’ll still be delighted by the incredible cargo volume the 2020 Kia Telluride has. The cavernous interior of this stylish and luxuriously-furnished crossover will give you:
- 21 cubic feet of storage space with all seats up and in-use.
- 46 cubic feet of storage space with first- and second-row seats up and third-row seats folded.
- 87 cubic feet of storage space with first-row seats up and second- and third-row seats folded.
That’s a lot of stuff! Using the average volume of a piece of Twizzlers Licorice at 1 cubic inch (8 inches long x .5 inches wide x .25 inches deep), you could fit 150,335 pieces of licorice into your Kia Telluride and still have room for yourself and another passenger.*
In the words of the famous actor, Owen Wilson…”Wow.”
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*This fun math problem fails to factor in gross vehicle weight rating and maximum payload capacities for the 2020 Kia Telluride, while a fun thought experiment, we need to advise against trying to recreate this experiment at home.