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Take Bigger Adventures in the 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride Towing Capacity

When it’s time to get out and see the world, it’s frequent that the best places to go require more than simply a rear hatch full of cargo. After all, you may be able to get a lot of backpacks, suitcases, adventuring gear and coolers into the back of a vehicle like the 2020 Kia Telluride, but good luck with the dirt bike or family camper.

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For that reason, understanding the towing capacity is important. Towing capacity is, after all, one of the most cited reasons for why drivers choose pickup trucks over something like a crossover that may actually provide a more comfortable and convenient daily drive. The confidence in knowing that you’re able to tow (literally) tons of weight is unmatched.

This is especially true if you’re somebody who has recreation vehicles or camping aids that break the 1,500-lb. mark.

Luckily, the 2020 Kia Telluride is up for it.

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How Much Can the 2020 Kia Telluride Tow?

From the base model LX FWD all the way up to the SX Prestige AWD, your 2020 Kia Telluride will allow you to tow up to 5,000 lbs. of boats, trailers, motorcycles, etc. With a properly-equipped towing setup, this figure would even let you tow another Kia Telluride (provided you had an ultra-light trailer you were using).

With regards to towing, capacities, figures and weights are always individual and unique for a driver’s situation. You may have a fishing boat that weighs 1,500 lbs. but a trailer that is over 3,500 lbs.

For this reason, approaching the situation as unique and making sure the math checks out is an approach that won’t leave you overloading your SUV. With most boat/motor/trailer setups coming in around 3,000 – 3,500 lbs. however, the Kia Telluride offers greater confidence than other models in its class.

The 2019 Honda Pilot, for instance, only offers 3,500 lbs. of towing prowess. The 2019 Toyota Highlander starts even lower at only 1,500 lbs. The Subaru Ascent, notable for being close behind the Kia Telluride in major automotive publications’ reviews of the segment, starts you off at a measly 2,000 lbs. that won’t get you or a boat/trailer moving very far.

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If you’re curious about your setup or would like to test-drive the 2020 Kia Telluride and see for yourself what the confidence of a class-leading towing setup feels like, contact us today!

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