Kia’s latest crossover, the Telluride, earns a spot near the top of our list with its impeccable scores from Consumer Reports. Not only is it incredibly stylish with its bold, upright stance that that looks part off-roader, part luxury cruiser and part family crossover, but it also boasts a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 that gets it to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds.
Consumer Reports also pointed to its impressively quiet cabin, supportive seats with available 10- and 12-way adjustment, and intuitive control placement as key reasons it is one of the best vehicles under $35,000.
You may need to limit your wants to keep the price under the $35,000 budget, but even the base 2020 Telluride LX comes with leatherette upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED lighting and more. You can even opt for the second-tier S trim and add 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, dual exhaust, a 10-way power driver’s seat and more for $33,990.