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In Canada we will only get two models and they both will come standard with AWD.

I can't see this replacing the Sorento as they are quite different vehicles and the Sorento is a massive seller for Kia both in Canada and the US.

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that link doesn't work properly, just a lot of html stuff that doesn't make a lot of sense. Tried 3 different browsers and get the same thing on all of them.
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that link doesn't work properly, just a lot of html stuff that doesn't make a lot of sense. Tried 3 different browsers and get the same thing on all of them.
Try chrome or this pdf https://www.kia.com/us/k3/content/me...ms_pricing.pdf


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In Canada we will only get two models and they both will come standard with AWD.

I can't see this replacing the Sorento as they are quite different vehicles and the Sorento is a massive seller for Kia both in Canada and the US.
If you really want a smaller 3 row I don't see any reason paying the same price for fewer features


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Not that impressive depending upon what one owned before .. that's just back to where the Santa Fe (CM series) already was before this current generation (DM series) lowered it to 7" in 2013. Perhaps they got smart and didn't wrap the exhaust around the bottom of the rear axle this time? Anyway, 8" of ground clearance with a 20" tire seems a rather odd combination. There aren't too many places where that kind of useful clearance would feel very nice on 20" tires, and the rims would certainly be more at risk. I do see they offer 18" on the lower trim LX and higher trim EX, so the good news is that one could at least drop back that far on the S and SX without any brake clearance issues.

As for pricing -- it appears that even the LX has quite a few features that were at considerable extra cost on the current Sorento generation, so one must be very careful in making any apples to apples comparisons.

Interesting that they've finally given up on 4 bangers for this range of vehicle. The 3.8L is claimed to produce 291HP and 262LbFt of torque. They are getting 290HP out of the current 3.3L and 252LbFt of torque without any stress, so you have to wonder what the perceived benefit of the 3.8L will be. Previous EPA was 19/24, and some seem to hoping that a 4 strokes/rev Atkinson Cycle will help the MPG on this one a bit, and would also explain the lack of a power increase commensurate with the 0.5L increase. I heard someone mention Miller, but Miller would imply a supercharger to compress against. Anyone seen more specs on this thing?
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no problem with that link which is what posted on your first and it work fine then, just seems odd that it shows up on the KMA site before the Kia Media site as they usually publish the info first.

I have the same problem with the links on the KMA site when it says "Explore", they must be part way through trying to set up all the details and we've caught them mid-stream :-)

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Telluride will be bigger, cooler, with all the latest 'stuff' and pricing will be similar to Sorento. Does that make sense to anyone? Kia found some cost-savings and decided to pass them all on to the consumer?

Instead I would submit that the Sorento's MSRP is inflated based on the level of incentives they continually offer. Kia's strategy is probably to get away from these continuous incentives on the Telluride, and the 'similar' MSRP is a great marketing trick.


I like the looks of the Telluride and I think they'll have a hit, but I don't think anybody's paying the same money for the Telluride as they have been for a Sorento.
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Oh cmon. Please read the complete post and the link. AWD package is always available with all trims as a 1800-2000 option. EX and SX additionally give you self leveling rear suspension.


I figured as much. Itís just odd that itís only mentioned in that prestige package.
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Interesting that they've finally given up on 4 bangers for this range of vehicle. The 3.8L is claimed to produce 291HP and 262LbFt of torque. They are getting 290HP out of the current 3.3L and 252LbFt of torque without any stress, so you have to wonder what the perceived benefit of the 3.8L will be. Previous EPA was 19/24, and some seem to hoping that a 4 strokes/rev Atkinson Cycle will help the MPG on this one a bit, and would also explain the lack of a power increase commensurate with the 0.5L increase. I heard someone mention Miller, but Miller would imply a supercharger to compress against. Anyone seen more specs on this thing?
I would like to see the torque and hp curves for the 3.3 and 3.8 on the same chart. Thinking that the torque and hp will be a lot lower for any given rpm for the 3.8L, giving the vehicle a more "effortless" feeling when driving.
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Yes. I agree with what youíre saying; in terms of features. But what about someone who doesnít want (or canít afford) top-trim; are they out of luck for AWD?

Currently, you can get AWD on even the lowest trim Sorento LX ($26K MSRP), but is that trend going away with the Telluride? That is my question.
I don't see anywhere that says AWD isn't available on lower trims....just that it is included by default with the highest trim + prestige option package. I think you're jumping the gun and that AWD will likely be available on all the trims for a fee, just like it is for the Sorento.

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