Opinions of Kia’s recent designs have been mixed, be it outright offense regarding the current Sportage generation’s nose or skepticism about the Stinger’s many (and largely not functional) vents. Mixed reviews will probably continue with the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV, unless people have forgotten that they’re supposed to dislike boxy shapes. I’m fine with the box, but there’s something odd about the bright parking-light rectangles that encircle the headlights, as well as the “inverted-L” taillights, both of which were in full force during the presentation at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Perhaps in daylight they’d be less conspicuous. In my opinion, the look improved when they were turned off.
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If you like the exterior or can overlook it long enough to get into where you spend all your time, you’ll like what you see. There’s a reason we use boxes for storing stuff: They’re roomy. Good enough for your stuff, good enough for your family, I always say — or will begin to.