The 2021 Kia Telluride, which business representatives have actually required to calling the “Sell-uride” as a result of its unbelievable appeal, is among our preferred three-row crossovers. The Telluride might have been called for a hill community in Colorado, yet among the crucial functions of a huge crossover is its freight location, which in this situation has much more alike with an additional geographical function. With the 2nd- as well as third-row seats folded up level, the Telluride’s freight room is favorably spacious.
That stated, it’s not really the very best stuff-hauler in the section. That nod mosts likely to GM’s three-rows, as we have actually shown formerly, complied with by the Volkswagen Atlas. Not being the finest does not instantly make something negative, as well as the truth of the issue is that any of these huge energy cars can suit fairly a little bit of freight when called upon to do so. Generally, we highlight this with a travel luggage examination, yet because I live alone as well as take a trip light, I’m unfit to reproduce Autoblog‘s common formula. For you, dear visitor (yet absolutely not for me), I have actually had to transfer numerous times over the previous couple of years, as well as in the procedure I have actually accumulated fairly the collection of U-Haul boxes. For some even more standard context, I additionally ordered a hard-sided colder (around 19 1/2″ x 11″ x 14″) as well as my carry-on half-duffle (24″ x 11″ x 9″), the last loaded with some garments to offer it some framework for the objectives of this examination.
U-Haul’s medium-sized relocating boxes are comfortably (practically) cube-shaped at 18 1/8″ x 18″ x 16″ (L x W x H), signing in at 3 cubic feet each per the business’s summary. That’s a terrific number to carry hand for this examination, as it converts perfectly to supplier specifications. Kia claims the Telluride has 21 cubic feet of freight room behind the 3rd row, 46 behind the 2nd as well as a monstrous 87 cubes with every little thing behind the very first row folded up level.
That should convert to 7 U-Haul boxes behind the 3rd row, 15 behind the 2nd as well as 29 with every little thing stored? Well, as frequently occurs, truth determines or else, as well as we needed to toss the entire theory gone after placing simply one box behind the Telluride’s 3rd row. While it shows up initially glimpse that at the very least one box will certainly fit back below because it rests completely before the liftgate sill, we can clearly see that the indoor trim on the hatch extends as well much right into the freight location for it to shut.
7 boxes behind the 3rd row? Nope, much more like no. Obviously, the cubic-feet number is among quantity, so maybe 7 boxes worth of loading peanuts or ping-pong rounds would certainly fit back there, yet I really did not have any one of those, either.
I did have that carry-on as well as colder as well as they fit back there simply great, whether side-by-side or piled. Currently, once we go down the third-row seats, points begin to seek out. Bear in mind, Kia claims the Telluride has 46 cubic feet of freight room behind the 2nd row, which need to in theory suit 15 U-Haul boxes with area to save. Allow’s see just how well that converts to the real life.
However initially, there are a couple of points to keep in mind regarding the Telluride’s freight location. As you can see, our ’21 SX design includes a freight internet as well as personal privacy cover. The previous can be stored below the flooring behind the 3rd row, which is a terrific function. Generally, you need to leave it behind or if you neglect, place it on your guests’ laps. Not optimal.
The room additionally has a couple of various other convenient functions you may not discover initially glimpse. Below the instead thick freight rug in our loaner is that under-floor storage space container, which comes with the 3rd row up or down. Both the 2nd- as well as third-row seats have reclining backs, as well as the second-row seats get on gliding rails for third-row traveler gain access to. The above right image reveals the passenger-side seat in its third-row ingress/egress setting, while the driver-side seat is secured as much onward as it can be, protecting a lot of second-row legroom. These additionally enable some change in regards to freight room, as well as for the objectives of these examinations, we placed them in their forward-most securing placements as well as place every one of the seatbacks upright.
This is the Telluride’s cargo-carrying pleasant area. As you can see, boxes can be in shape two-deep in this setup with area to save. There is not sufficient upright clearance to pile them, likely due at the very least in component to the breathtaking moonroof. In this setup, we can possibly obtain 5 Uhaul boxes as well as numerous even more coolers/carry-ons right into the back freight location– still well except the actual 15 boxes it “need to” have the ability to suit theoretically, although once more, we really did not have loading peanuts. Fortunately is that this specific freight haul would certainly leave a lot of area to recline the second-row seats as high as your back guests may such as.
Once we go down the 2nd row, we’re actually cooking. Keep in mind that the second-row captain’s chairs do have a void in between them, yet also a U-Haul box can link that with no aid. If you’re lugging a huge amount of smaller sized products, nevertheless, you’ll desire some kind of floor covering (and even a huge, folded up cardboard box) to cover the voids. In this setup, we can in theory fit 8 U-Haul boxes (3 +3 +2) in a solitary layer (there’s still not nearly enough area to pile them, also in addition to the folded up 2nd row) as well as many assorted products. The U-Haul boxes will certainly also fit four-deep if positioned end-to-end right down the facility of the Telluride’s freight location, yet that will badly restrict what can be positioned on either side, which has to do with the least-efficient means to attempt to fill these specific products.
So, exists any type of cosmos in which a Telluride’s freight room can be completely made use of by U-Haul boxes? The majority of definitely not, yet the actual take-away below is that supplier numbers just inform component of the tale, as well as if you have a specific cargo-hauling demand in mind, it’s finest to have a look at your following automobile acquisition personally if whatsoever feasible, simply in situation.