Wow lots of firsts! That's great!It would be first Kia, first new car, first SUV.
It looks like you got bit by the Kia bug a long time ago. lol. Good for you!
I hope all goes well and you get a Telluride! Once you experience Kia, especially a new one, you don't know what took ya so long. lolYes mam! and first SUV.
Still on the fence? I think many here are.Maybe.. not just yet
I see lots of good choices in your list. I'm going to start a new post about what competitors people cross off their list. That's what I want to know now. I wonder if the Telluride will be the sole survivor on your list!One of the leading options for a Summer or Fall replacement of my Hyundai and it would be my first Kia.
I've had a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate FWD but no Kia yet (no problems until 5.5 years when the backup camera died just out of warranty - was $250 with labor to replace). Built in Hyundai's US factory in Alabama. Not sure why the Palisade isn't being made there?
It's between a Subaru Ascent Touring AWD via their VIP program, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid AWD with Ford Private Cash (likely most expensive and best performing of the group though the mpg likely less than Highlander), 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD (expensive, best mileage, worst AWD of the group), Hyundai Palisade AWD (likely slightly more than Telluride, best looking interior, front-end exterior is a bit ugly but looks ok in white, good warranty like Kia), or Kia Telluride SX Prestige AWD (seemingly best overall balance of price, features, and performance).
Ascent or Telluride seem most likely. Subaru offers factory extended warranty programs for around $1500 so it really comes down to price and performance given it's easy to get an Ascent for 2% under invoice.