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Toyo Open Country AT2 Review And Comparison

 

The Toyo Open Country AT2 is a popular all-terrain tire that is suitable for on-road use but also for occasional off-roading. The tire comes in three versions p rated, lt rated and extreme with the p rated having the least tread depth and the extreme having the most. LT rated tires have a deeper tread and they weigh around 5 to 10 lbs more than a similar p rated tire. The extreme version of these tires work well on loose sand, dirt, and forest roads and feature good traction when off-roading. The tires come in a range of sizes from 15 inch wheel diameters all the way upto 22 inch wheels

What is the warranty on these tires?

The p rated tires come with a 65,000 mile warranty while the LT rated ones including the extreme come with a 50,000 mile warranty but you could probably get 80,000 to 100,000 miles out of these tires

What is the maximum load and tire pressure?

The XT tires have the highest max load single / dual at 4080/3750 lbs with the LT285/75R18. For the p rated tires, the maximum load is at 2601 lbs. P rated tires have a max tire pressure of either 44 or 50 whereas with the LT it is at 50 or 80 psi and for the XT it is 65 or 80 psi

Are they good for off-roading?

The LT rated version of these tires are great on dirt roads and rocks with good traction and the tread does not wear out easily and the pattern features big tread blocks and lugs with siping on the blocks to help with traction. There are tie bars between the tread blocks and the tread wells which help with stability and more evenly distributing the weight

How do they perform on wet roads?

Traction with these tires is pretty good on dirt and wet roads in the beginning but once you go past the 20,000 mile, the tires performance on wet roads starts to degrade and they start to lose traction on wet surfaces

How do they perform in snow?

These tires are decent in mild snow, however they don’t do very well in deep soft snow or wet snow as they tend to fill up the tread. There is however an AW version of this tire that is sold in Canada that is 3 peak rated and that does perform quite well in different snow conditions.

What Are The Complaints About This Tire?

There have been some complaints about vibrations, noise, sidewall cracking, and tires wearing out at around 25,000 to 30,000 miles. This could be due to these people not balancing and rotating their tires or more likely it could be that they received a bad set.

LT vs P Rated – Which To Choose?

If you plan to do any off-roading or carry a lot of weight you should go with the LT rated tires. The LT rated tires have more tread depth than the p rated ones and they also weigh more. For example, for the P235/75R15 the tread depth is 12.7/32 whereas for the LT235/75R15 the tread depth is 15.6/32 and their weights are 32 LBS and 35 LBS respectively. The p rated tires only come in an SL load rating while the LT tires come in C and E rating. The extreme tires are all E rated.

How Do The Toyo AT2s Compare With Other Tires?

Toyo at2 vs Toyo Open Country at3:

The new open country at3 comes with a bigger S-shaped tread block in the center, so that is likely going to give you a bit better grip and traction compared to the at2. Also, Toyo has given the at3s a better rating for both winter and wet handling compared to the at2 and the at3s are mountain snowflake rated as well.

Toyo at2 vs BFG ko2:

The bfg ko2 are around 10 percent heavier than the at2 and they come in all the sizes that the toyo at2 comes in except 22-inch rims. The ko2’s are more suited to bad weather conditions, so if you plan to do a lot of off-roading in the mud or if you live in a place that gets a lot of snow, the ko2 would probably be a better option. Although the at2s have more miles on the warranty that shouldn’t be of much concern as the ko2’s are known to last a long time. Also, unlike the at2, the ko2s are 3 peak  mountain snow flake rated.

Toyo at2 vs Toyo Open Country R/T:

The Toyo R/Ts compared to the at2 will perform better in snow, sand and mud and the ride quality is pretty similar to the at2. They also have slightly more of a hum compared to the at2 but unless you’re really listening for it you’re probably not going to notice it.  The tread and sidewall also look tougher on the R/T and the tires weigh around 3 to 7 lbs more than the at2 tires and they also have slightly more tread depth. However, since the at2’s are lighter you might see like 1 to 2 extra miles per gallon over the R/T. The R/T also comes in all the sizes that the at2 comes in but additionally, it also comes in 24-inch sizes.  Toyo has also given the R/Ts a better off-road and wet handling rating compared to the at2s

Toyo at2 vs Nitto Terra Grappler G2

Both the nitto terra grappler g2 and toyo open country at2 are made by the same company and you aren’t going to notice much of a difference between these tires. Terra grapplers were previously known for wearing out quickly but they reportedly now use a new compound, so they will likely last you as long as toyos.

2020 Ford Explorer Trim Levels And Configurations

2020 Ford Explorer

Base XLT Limited ST Platinum
Cargo Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Configurable Daytime Running Lights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dome/map lights in all three rows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front and rear scuff plates embossed with EXPLORER Yes Yes Yes No No
Illuminated front scuff plates No No No No Yes
Integrated key fob Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lane Keeping System (includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert and Driver Alert) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manual day/night rearview mirror Yes Yes No No No
Manual tilt/telescoping steering column Yes Yes No No No
MyKey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglasses holder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Passenger-assist grab handles (1 at front-passenger seat, 2 in second-row) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power door Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows, with 1-touch-up-and-down driver/passenger window Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear view camera with washer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Start System Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Sensing System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power tilt/telescoping steering column No No Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start No Yes Yes Yes Yes
12V Powerpoints, 3 total (1 first-row, 1 second-row and 1 cargo area) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heated steering wheel No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Twin-panel moonroof No Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
First and second-row floor mats with unique badging No Yes (optional) No Yes
Yes (brunello stitching)
Dual second-row smart charging USB ports No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice-Activated Navigation System No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Second-row 40/20/40 split-fold-flat bench seat Yes Yes (optional) No No Yes (optional)
Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat, manual Yes Yes No No No
Cloth seating surfaces Yes Yes No No No
ActiveX seating material No Yes (optional) No No No
Second-row captain seats with Power-Assist Fold No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-through second-row console No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steering wheel, Heated, leather-wrapped with paddle shifters No No Yes Yes Yes
Universal Garage Door Opener No No Yes Yes Yes
Scuff plates – Front and Rear with bright inserts No No Yes No No
Available Wireless Charging No No Yes(optional) Yes Yes
B&O Sound system (12 Speaker) No No Yes Yes Yes
Leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation and accent stitching No No Yes Yes Yes
Second-row armrest and dual cupholders, heated outboard seats No No Yes Yes Yes
Second-row heated captain seats No No Yes Yes Yes
PowerFold® third row No No Yes Yes Yes
Forward Sensing System No No Yes yES Yes
ST Interior No No No Yes No
Active Park Assist 2.0 No No No Yes Yes
Ambient Lighting No No Yes Yes Yes
Floor Mats No Yes (optional) No Yes
Yes (black carpet with brunello stitching)
B&O Sound system (14 Speaker) No No No Yes (optional) Yes (optional)
External
Auto High Beams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Headlamps – Autolamp On/Off, LED Low and High Beams with Courtesy Delay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Body-color liftgate spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Black mesh insert with chrome bars Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Headlamps – Autolamp Auto On/Off, LED Low Beams, Halogen Reflector High Beams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED taillamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Liftgate Appliqué – chrome Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mirrors, Sideview – Power Glass, Manual-Folding and Black Molded-in-Color Caps Yes Yes No No No
Power Liftgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Bumper Step pad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Privacy Glass, Second, Third row and liftgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED Signature Lighting No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roof rack side rails, black with black end caps No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome bodyside cladding accent No Yes Yes No No
LED Fog Lamps No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Rain-Sensing Wipers No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Acoustic-laminate windows glass front row side No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips No No Yes No No
Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate No No Yes Yes Yes
Mirrors, Sideview – Power-Folding with Autofold, Power and Heated Glass, LED Turn Signal Indicators, Security Approach Lamps, Driver/Passenger Side Memory and Gloss Black Caps No No Yes Yes Yes
Quad Chrome Exhaust Tips No No No Yes Yes
EXPLORER badge on hood No No No Yes No
ST projection lamps, No No No Yes No
LED taillamps with unique blackout treatment No No No Yes Yes
Satin Aluminum Lower bodyside cladding accent No No No No Yes
Safety
AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belt-Minder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Passenger and Driver Knee Airbag Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safety Canopy® System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SOS Post-Crash Alert System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery-saver feature Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (ITPMS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote keyless/illuminated entry Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Perimeter alarm No Yes Yes Yes Yes
SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Packages
Ford Co-Pilot360 Yes Yes No No No
Trailer Tow Package – Class III Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes Yes
Equipment Group 100A Yes (optional) Yes (optional) No No No
Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ No Yes (optional) Yes Yes Yes
Comfort Package No Yes (optional) Yes Yes No
Equipment Group 200A No Yes (optional) No No No
Equipment Group 202A No Yes (optional) No No No
Equipment Group 300A
No Yes (optional) No No
Equipment group 310A
No Yes (optional) No No
Premium Technology Package No No No Yes (optional) Yes (optional)
Equipment Group 400A No No No Yes No
Equipment Group 600A No No No No Yes
Power
Yes Yes
Trailer sway control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Terrain Management System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear-Wheel Drive Yes Yes Yes No No
10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Selectshift Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent 4WD Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes (optional) Yes Yes
Wheel 18″ painted aluminium 18″ Five-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum / 20″ polished aluminum 20″ polished aluminum 20″ machined aluminum / 21″ aluminum wheels
20″ bright machined-face aluminum / 21″ premium aluminum
Tires P255/65R18 All-season BSW P255/65R18 All-season BSW Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires
Self-Sealing P255/55R20 All-Season Tires
Engine 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) 2.3L EcoBoost Engine (300 HP) / 3.3L Hybrid Engine (318 HP) / Hybrid Powertrain 3.0L EcoBoost (400 HP, only for the ST)
3.0L EcoBoost (360 HP, Platinum)

Key Points About The Differences Between the 2020 Ford Explorer Trims And Their Features:

1. The Base and XLT models feature Manual tilt/telescopic steering while the limited, ST, and platinum trims have Power tilt/telescoping steering.
2. All trims except the base model feature 12V power points
3. The twin panel moonroof is available on all trims except the base trim and on the platinum, it comes as standard while for the other trims you will have to pay for it as an add on.
4. USB ports are available on all trims except base
5. Captains seats are available on all trims except base
6. Heated steering wheel with paddle shifters are only available on limited, st and platinum
7. Wireless charging is available on all trims except base and XLT
8. The 14 speaker sound system is available as an option only for the ST and platinum while the 12 speaker comes as standard on the limited, st and platinum
9. Leather seating is only available on limited, st and platinum and comes as standard
10. Second row captains seats come as standard on all trims except base. Also other than XLT, the other trims get heated captains seats.

11. Perimeter alarm and Securicode are available on all trims except Base.
12. The ST is the most powerful Explorer with 400 HP with the platinum coming in second at 360 HP
13. The ST and Platinum feature 4WD while the other trims feature rear-wheel drive. However 4WD is available on the other trims for an extra $2000

14. SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad: With this feature, you can set a code to unlock your car, so that you don’t have to carry your keys with you like if you are going to the beach for a run. The keypad is located on the b pillar. Other things you can do with securicode are arm and disarm the anti-theft alarm and recall saved seat and mirror positions.

15. Ford Co-Pilot 360: The Ford C0-Pilot 360 system includes the following

• BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
• Rear View Camera
• Lane-Keeping System
• Automatic Emergency Braking
• Auto High-Beam Headlamps

16. Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ :

With the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+, you get the following apart from the standard features on the base Ford Co-Pilot360,

• Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition
• Evasive Steering Assist
• Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM® Traffic, and Travel Link

17. Class III Trailer Tow Package:

With the  Class III Trailer Tow Package, you get a Class III frame-mounted hitch, trailer connectors, engine oil cooler, and cargo management system. With this package the ST and Platinum can tow up to 5,600 lbs., the XLT up to 5,300 lbs. and the Limited Hybrid up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped.

Note: The images used below are in credit to Zeigler Ford of North Riversidemahwah ford njBob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford and Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Rear. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Interior- Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Base – Second Row Seating. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Front. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST – Rear. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST Side. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST – Interior. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Seating. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer ST- Door Panel. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford of North Riverside / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Front. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Interior. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Back. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Captains Seating. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Limited – Third Row Seating. Image Credit: Mahwah Ford NJ / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Front. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Sunroof. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum – Rear. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Tire. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Display. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Controls. Image Credit: Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford / Cars.com

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Controls. Image Credit: Zeigler Ford Of North Riverside / Cars.com

 

2020 Kia Telluride Trim Levels And Configurations

The 2020 Kia telluride comes in four trim levels, LX, S, EX and SX with each trim level in general building upon the features of the previous one.  In this article, I have listed the configurations of each trim level and what other features and packages they come with. All trim levels of the 2020 Telluride feature a 291-horsepower, 3.8L Lambda II gasoline V6 engine with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Also front wheel drive comes as standard across all trims but you can get all wheel drive for an extra $2000.

2020 Kia Telluride LX:

The LX trim of the Kia Telluride  comes with
1. 6 Speakers – Four in-door speakers and two dash-mounted tweeters,
2. 18-inch Alloy Wheels with a painted finish,
3. 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Trip Computer,
4. 60/40 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats,
5. 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display,
6. 8-Passenger Seating
7. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
8. Android Auto
9. Apple CarPlay®,
10.Bluetooth

11.Driver Attention Warning (DAW) – This system analyses the steering angle, steering torque, the car’s position in the lane and driving time to issue a message and an
alert if it senses that the driver is fatigued or driving recklessly.

12. Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) w/ Auto-Hold

13. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – This feature applies brakes to individual wheels to prevent the car from changing heading too quickly and spinning out of control

14. Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators
15. Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
16. Dual Level Cargo Floor,
17. Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), w/ Pedestrian Detection,

18. Forward Collision Warning : The forward collision warning and forward collision avoidance assist actually work together, the FCW lets you know if you are about to crash into the vehicle in front of you with audio and visual signals and the FCA engages automatic braking if you fail to react and brings the car to a halt.

19. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
20. Lane Following Assist (LFA)
21. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
22. One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
23. Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R)
24. Positioning Lights, LED

25. Power Door Locks with Speed-Sensing Lock and Impact Sensing Unlock:  All doors will automatically lock after the telluride exceeds 10 mph and will unlock when an impact causes the airbags to deploy.

26. Power Windows with 1st and 2nd-Row One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
27. Privacy Glass

28. Projector Beam Headlights – Keep in mind that the IIHS gave an acceptable rating to the headlights on the SX trim of the telluride and a poor rating on the LX, EX and S trims.

29. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) – prevents the vehicle from crashing into other vehicles or people approaching from the side when the driver engages the vehicle in reverse by warning the driver and controlling the vehicle’s braking.

30. Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) – This feature uses sensors to detect movement in the car and alerts the driver that an occupant has been left in the car

31. Rear Passenger Air Conditioning w/ Controls

32. Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance

33. Rollover Sensor – This sensor can detect a rollover and in such an event deploy the side airbags, side curtain airbags, and seat-belt pretensioners.

34. SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim – This is known to be more durable than real leather and people in general cant tell the difference between sofino leatherette and real leather.

35. Safe Exit Assist (SEA) – This feature will prevent you from disabling the child safety lock if you attempt to disable it when there is a vehicle approaching from behind

36. Shark Fin Antenna
37. Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows)

38. Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC) – With stop and go enabled, the car will automatically stop and move forward in traffic provided the car in front has come to a stop for less than three seconds. If the car in front has stopped for more than three seconds, then you will have to use the accelerator pedal to restart the stop and go function.

39. Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer

40. Solar Control Glass – This allows sunlight to enter the car while reflecting away a significant amount of the sun’s heat

41. Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
42. Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons
43. Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
44. Front and Rear Skid Plate,

45. High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System , – a high line system will let you know the tire pressure of each individual tire on the instrument cluster.

46. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC): This maintains the brake pressure on an incline so that the car does not roll back when you switch from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal),

47. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH):  These help hold car seats in place, IIHS has rated the latch system in the telluride to be acceptable.

48. One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats,
49. Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
50. Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons,
51. USB Charger Ports, 5 Total,

52. UVO Link:  With Kia’s UVO Link, you can perform a number of actions like remotely turning on your aircon and setting climate control, remotely locking and unlocking your car from even miles away and also locate exactly where you parked your car. You can also lookup information like the VIN and diagnostic issues as well as maintenance details and safety recall issues. There are four subscription options for UVO LInk – Lite, Care, Plus, and Ultimate. The lite option is free for the first 5 years after which you will have to pay for one of the options which range in price from $9.99 to $29.99 / month.

53. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM): This helps the car stay stable while driving or braking on wet slippery roads by applying brakes to each of the four wheels and reducing engine power and keeping the vehicle in the direction that the steering wheel is pointed.

54. Tire Size: 245/60R18

55. Airbags: Driver’s Side Knee Airbag, Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows)

56. 12 V Power Outlets, 3 total

18 inch alloy wheel and tire on the Telluride LX

Kia Telluride LX Interior.  Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Kia Telluride LX Second Row. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Kia Telluride 8 Inch Screen

2020 Kia Telluride S Trim:

The S Trim has everything you will find the LX trim plus

1. 20-inch alloy wheels : These have a machine finish while the LX has 18 inch alloy wheels with a painted finish

2. Tire size of 245/50R20 : The LX trim has a tire size of 245/60R18.

3. 7 Seater Capacity:  While the lx trim can seat 8 people, the S trim can seat 7 as a result of it featuring captains chairs for the 2nd row, and as a result the 2nd row seats are 50/50 split folding instead of 60/40.

4. Power sunroof – The sunroof is located above the first row.
5. Heated Front Seats,
6. Low Profile Roof Rails,
7. 10-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat, w/ 2-Way Power lumbar support.

8. S8 passenger seating package: For an extra $100, this package gets you the 8 seater with 60/40 folding.

20 inch alloy wheel and tire on the Telluride S Trim

 

Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips which come with all trims except the LX

2020 Kia Telluride EX:

The EX trim has everything you will find in the S trim plus,
1. 10.25-inch Touch-Screen Display: The LX and S trims have an 8 inch display instead.

2. 18-inch Alloy Wheels with a machine finish: LX has 18-inch alloy wheels with painted finish while the the S trim has 20-inch alloys with machine finish.

3. 8 seater with 60/40 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats: Same as LX but the S has 50/50 seats

4. 8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger’s Seat : The S trim does not have this as it only has a power adjustable driver seat and the LX has neither.

5. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,

6. Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control w/Auto De-Fog: This allows you to set a separate temperate for the driver and the passenger in the front row as they both have individual knobs to control their respective temperature settings

7. Driver Talk: This allows the driver to talk to passengers seated in the 3rd row via a mic.

8. Highway Driving Assist (HDA), – This feature maintains the speed set by the driver and keeps a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and keeps the vehicle in the center of the lane.

9. Integrated 2nd-Row Window Sunshades,
10. Leather Seat Trim,
11. Power-Folding Outside Mirrors

12. Quiet Mode – only the speakers in the front row will work and those in the 2nd and third rows are muted

13. Rear Combination Lights, LED
14. Rear Passenger Automatic Temperature Control

15. Smart Power Liftgate™ – This basically allows you to automatically open the boot by standing behind it for atleast 3 seconds while having the smart key in your hand or pocket.
16. Sound-Absorbing Front Window Glass – Keep in mind that the LX and S trims only have a sound absorbing windshield. The EX has both.

16. Tire Size: 245/60R18 – This is same as the LX but different from the S trim which has a 245/50R20 tire size.

17. USB Charger Ports, 6 Total – The LX and S Trim have 5 ports
18. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats – The S trim only has heated seats
19. Window Surround, Chrome
20. Wireless Phone Charger
21. Woodgrain Interior Accents

22.  EX  premium package: This costs around $1500 and will get you the 20 inch alloy wheels, captain’s chairs with 7 seater seating and low profile roof rails.

18 inch alloy wheels on the Telluride EX. 

Kia Telluride EX Interior. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

10 inch touchscreen which is available for the EX and SX variants of the Telluride. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

 

2020 Kia Telluride SX:

The Telluride SX trim has everything you will find in the EX trim plus the following:

1. 12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat, w/ 2-Way Power Lumbar Support – The S and EX have a 10 way power adjustable driver’s seat. Of course the SX also has the 8 way power adjustable passenger seat which the EX has.

2. 20-inch Alloy Wheels with machine finish – The LX and EX have 18 inch alloys while the S Trim has 20 inch alloys

3. 50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats – Same as the S trim while the LX and EX have 60/40 folding seats

4. 7-Passenger Seating w/ 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs
5. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ HomeLink®
6. Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) Using its cameras, Kia displays a camera view of the left or right blind spot on the instrument cluster when the left or right turn signals are activated so you can see if there mare vehicles to your left or right.

7. Door Handles, Body Color and Satin Chrome

8. Driver’s Seat Integrated Memory System (IMS) – This is used to memorize the seat position and outside rear view mirror position for up to two drivers.

9. Dual Sunroofs – There is one sunroof above the first row and one above the second row. The EX only has one sunroof.

10. Front Fog Lights, LED

11. Harman Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer – It isn’t exactly clear whether this is a 10 speaker or 12 speaker system, as telluride owners in Canada claim that they have a 12 speaker harman kardon system.

12. High Beam Assist (HBA) – This feature enables the car to automatically switch to low beam when there is a car ahead and then back to high beam when there isn’t one.

13. LED Projector Beam Headlights – As mentioned earlier, only the SX trim of the telluride was given an acceptable rating by the IIHS for its headlights.

14. Low Profile Roof Rails, Satin Chrome Finish

15. Parking Distance Warning – Forward (PDW-F) – All the other trims only have parking distance warning reverse.

16. Reverse Tilt-Down Outside Mirrors – This feature enables the mirrors to automatically tilt down to assist you when parking.

17. Stainless-Steel Door Sill Scuff Trim
18. Stainless-Steel Pedals
19. Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Color LCD Display

20. Surround View Monitor (SVM) – This feature gives you a top-down view of your car’s position relative to other vehicles around it using its various cameras, so if you are trying to maneuver out of a tight parking spot, you would have better visibility as you would be able to see any obstacles all around the car. You also have different options like you can select front+ surround view, front+left view, front+right view, or just front view. The same options apply to the rear camera. None of the other trims have this.

21. Tire Size: 245/50R20

22. SX Prestige Package: The SX prestige package will cost you around $2300 and for that, you get Automatic Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Head-Up Display (HUD), Heated 2nd-Row Seats, Premium Headliner, Premium Nappa Leather Seat Trim,  Ventilated 2nd-Row Seats, and a 110V Power Inverter.

20 inch alloys on the Telluride SX

Kia Telluride SX Interior. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

Dual Sunroof In The Telluride SX. Image Credit – Cargurus.com

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Captain’s Seats In The Telluride SX

USB Port

 

Options:

Cargo Net – $50. 

 

Cargo Cover – $155. Image Credit – Kiatelluride.org

 

Carpeted Floor Mats – $200. Image Credit – Kiastuff.com

Illuminated Scuff Plates – $310. Image Credit – Kiatelluride.org

Foldable Cargo Tray – $115. Image Credit – Kiastuff.com

Cargo Seatback Up Mat – $115. Image Credit – tellurideforum.org