2020 Kia Telluride  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#22 of 2020 SUVs

#34 of all 2020 vehicles


The Telluride, which Kia introduced in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Telluride has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Kia Telluride packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Kia Telluride is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Kia Telluride has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Kia Telluride has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.032% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6499%, meaning the average driver has a 0.032% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6499% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Kia Telluride is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Kia Telluride is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9773Nissan PathfinderNissan MuranoToyota HighlanderV. Atlas Cross SportHyundai PalisadeToyota SiennaMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasFord ExplorerHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Kia Telluride with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2020 Kia Telluride is safer than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2020 Nissan Murano, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander and less safe than the 2020 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Toyota Sienna, the 2020 Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Honda Pilot, the 2020 Ford Explorer, and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

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