The Telluride can pull up to 5500 pounds, so it can be used to move a small boat or camper. Its spacious and comfortable cabin is perfect for long-distance cruising. The Telluride not only does its job perfectly, but it also sets the bar for the rest of the mid-size crossover class.

Every Telluride has a naturally aspirated V-6 engine that makes 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

The fastest we could get the top-of-the-line Telluride SX to go was 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. But at low speeds, the big Kia didn’t feel as responsive to the throttle as some of its turbocharged competitors did. The Telluride has a firm ride, and rough pavement can sometimes make the three-row SUV go in the wrong direction.

Unlike many of its competitors, the Telluride only comes with a V-6 engine. The version with front-wheel drive gets 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. All-wheel-drive models get 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is a little higher than the Volkswagen Atlas and a little lower than the Honda Pilot.

Every Telluride has a powerful infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen and popular features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and Wi-Fi. A 10-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, a 110-volt power inverter, and wireless charging for smartphones are also available.