Does the 2020 Kia Telluride have Remote Start?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Technology on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Glistening 2020 Kia Telluride parked in front of a building, side view.

Remote Start Capability of the 2020 Telluride

As the largest Kia ever made, the 2020 Kia Telluride has assumed its position as the automaker’s flagship SUV. The all-new vehicle was “designed in America for America,” with the goal of conveying the impression of boundless freedom embodied by the original SUVs of yore. One look at the 2020 Telluride and we think you’ll agree that Kia has realized their vision.

Though the exterior is sure to impress, stepping inside the 2020 Kia Telluride is no different. Classy style, comfy seating for up to eight, and a full load of modern tech all smack of an interior done right. Does the technology on the 2020 Kia Telluride include Remote Start?

Yes, the 2020 Kia Telluride comes with Remote Start complimentary for one year with UVO link.


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Please note, however, that the ability to pre-condition the interior temperature of your 2020 Kia Telluride before getting inside is only available on the EX and SX trims.

Interior view of a 2020 Kia Telluride front cabin region.How do I activate Remote Start on my 2020 Kia Telluride?

Remote Start can be activated through either the UVO eco app or online portal.

What is UVO?

UVO is a program that integrates all of your vehicle’s systems and info into a single interface that can be accessed online, through a smart device, and through your infotainment system. It can be used to view data about your vehicle or use a variety of special convenience features, such as Remote Start.

What else can UVO do on the 2020 Kia Telluride?

Other UVO features on the 2020 Kia Telluride include:

  • The ability to send a navigation plan remotely to the navigation system (if the vehicle is equipped with the latter).
  • Rear Occupant Alert: this feature will notify the driver if they leave the vehicle and a rear passenger is detected as still being inside.

As noted above, some features of UVO are only available on higher trims.