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The Kia Telluride is a popular midsize SUV that seems to have it all in terms of performance and comfort, but does it have what it takes to safely pull an RV trailer? Having an SUV instead of a truck as your tow vehicle definitely has its advantages. They often get better mileage. They also tend to handle better, ride more smoothly, and maneuver more easily into smaller spaces. You can pack lots of stuff in them or have a few extra passengers. The question is whether the Kia Telluride is rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of towing an RV . Let’s take a close look at the numbers to find out. Kia Telluride Towing Capacity The Korean company Kia lists the Telluride’s towing capacity at 5,000 lbs. A big part of what makes this rating possible is what’s under the hood. Powering this smooth-riding three-row crossover is a 3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine that provides 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The combination of the two offers the smooth performance you require to move something the weight of a travel trailer. 2020 Kia Telluride Specs With a length of 196.9 inches, the Kia Telluride stretches eight inches longer than the Kia Sorrento and, for further comparison’s sake, is also larger than a Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, but a bit shorter than a Ford Explorer. It is available in three different trim packages – the Telluride LX, Telluride […]