How Many Awards Has Kia Telluride Received?

List Of Kia Telluride Awards
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Highly coveted awards confirm one thing: Kia Telluride’s a darn good big SUV!

When it comes to the midsize SUV market, there may be no vehicle better than the truly stunning Kia Telluride.

This is a vehicle that has certainly caught the attention of the buying public, but it’s also an SUV that is making an impact with the automotive magazines and organizations that are in charge of handing out awards.

The Telluride is certainly an impressive vehicle, offering seating for 7 or 8 passengers, while coming with all manner of different safety and driver assistance technologies that offer a safer, smoother ride. It is also a bit of a beast, as it can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

So, it’s no real surprise then that the Kia Telluride awards are starting to pile up.

Most exclusive Kia Telluride award so far

We could sit and talk to you all day about how good the Kia Telluride really is, but we think it’s better to hear from people who are perhaps a little more impartial.

This leads us to the question of what awards has the Kia Telluride won?

Every automaker wants to see their vehicles be the best in the segment, and the Telluride has already achieved that, winning the 2020 North American SUV of the Year award, which is a truly prestigious victory.

It is the people who drive this vehicle who are the most important, though, as their opinion on the ride will go a long way towards determining how successful the Kia Telluride is.

So far, the driver feedback has been incredibly positive, which is a huge win for Kia.

List of Kia Telluride awards


Motorweek Driver’s Choice Award

The Telluride topped the “Best Large Utility” category, along with bew Niro hybrid winning the “Best Eco-Friendly” category of Motorweek’s “Driver’s Choice Award”.

  • Both Kia vehicles received awards based on thorough evaluation and comparison of design, quality, performance, price and reliability.
  • Date: February 6, 2020

2020 MAMA Family Vehicle Of The Year

  • The Midwest Automotive Media Association – MAMA awarded the 2020 Kia Telluride its 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year.
  • Kia SUV selected number one from a group of 19 rivals
  • Date: February 6, 2020

ALG Design Innovation Winner

  • This award celebrates Telluride’s rugged design language
  • Big, bold and boxy Kia SUV is chosen for sophisticated yet robust exterior
  • Award is given to vehicles that “redefine the elements of design”
  • Date: January 22, 2020

2020 North American Utility Vehicle Of The Year

  • Telluride’s style, ride experience, technology, quality and value are among many factors that won over North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jurors
  • The Telluride prevailed over a field of 12 semi-finalists and three finalists in the utility category
  • Date: January 13, 2020

2020 Edmunds Top Rated SUV Award

  • The all-new Kia Telluride large SUV has also received a 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award, taking the win in its category to earn the title of Top Rated SUV.
  • Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the overall best vehicles of the year based on their extensive vehicle testing and rating process. An Edmunds Top Rated Award represents the “gold standard of automotive excellence” and signifies that a vehicle is one of the best on the roads today.
  • Date: December 11, 2019

SUV Of The Year Award By Hispanic Motor Press Foundation

  • According to Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, president, Hispanic Motor Press Association, the Telluride raises the bar in a large SUV segment by offering plenty of space, top notch build quality and industry’s TOP warranty
  • Kia’s largest and most capable SUV to date is ideal for today’s Latino families
  • Date: December 4, 2019

SUV Of Texas

  • The Telluride takes top honors at the 2019 TAWA Truck Rodeo
  • In addition to the top honor, Telluride was also named the “Mid-Size SUV of Texas.”
  • Date: 22, November 2019

Car And Driver’s 10Best Trucks And SUVs

  • Industry-leading automotive publication picks new Kia Telluride as one of 2020’s best SUVs
  • The Telluride competed against 93 other vehicles—cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans—to earn its spot on the list of ten vehicles
  • Date: November 21, 2019

Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best Buy Awards

  • The all-new Telluride has been named a winner in 2 categories of Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best Buy Awards
  • It earned top spots in the Best New Model and 3-Row Midsize SUV segments
  • Date: November 20, 2019

2020 Best SUV Brand In U.S. By News & World Report

  • This award goes to all Kia SUVs and not only Telluride!
  • Kia Motors America have been honored as the 2020 Best SUV Brand in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Vehicle Brand awards, knocking Honda from the numner 1 spot.
  • The award evaluates 35 automakers and recognize industry-wide excellence for cars, SUVs, trucks and luxury vehicles.
  • Date: November 19, 2019

2020 SUV Of The Year By MotorTrend

  • Telluride’s sophisticated styling, unmatched levels of standard equipment and smooth ride and handling contributed to first ever win for the Kia brand
  • Award recognizes vehicles that best represent safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence and performance of intended function
  • Date: November 18, 2019

3 Millionth Kia Vehicle Produced In The U.S.

  • This one is more of an “internal” award
  • A white-painted Kia Telluride SX Prestige was selected as the 3-millionth Kia vehicle to roll off the assembly line at the carmaker’s West Point, Georgia manufacturing plant
  • Kia produced three million vehicles in U.S. in less than 10 years since openning of the plant
  • Date: September 12, 2019

Top Safety Pick Award By U.S.’ IIHS

  • Kia Telluride also received the Top Safety Pick award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • The vehicle earned “Good” safety ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests and an “Acceptable” rating for headlights
  • Date: July 25, 2019

1st Place In The Texas Off-Road Invitational

  • The all-new Kia Telluride won first place in the SUV category at the first-ever Texas Off-Road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association
  • More than 30 truck and SUV media evaluated the all-new Kia mid-size SUV at General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville, Texas. After comparing it to more than a dozen other SUVS, many of them legendary off-roaders and luxury utility vehicles, the Telluride was voted best
  • Date: May 15, 2019

NWAPA 2019 Outdoor Activity Vehicle Of The Year Award

  • Kia Telluride wins “Mid- and Full-Size Family” utility vehicle category award and is also named runner up as NWAPA’s 2019 Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.
  • Date: May 9, 2019

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