The 2022 Kia Telluride is a three-row midsize SUV crossover that ranks in the top tier amongst its class. The crossover is reasonably priced, vast, lavish, and hospitable. Yet, even with the Telluride’s attributes, the Kia designers took the time to construct a beautiful exterior.
Since the Telluride’s debut in 2020, the crossover SUV earned awards from Kelley Blue Book and the Car Connection for 2021 Best Buy and Best three-Row Midsize SUV. The latest variation of the SUV is even more enthralling, with a bigger infotainment screen and more standard features.
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The 2022 Kia Telluride comes to life with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that empowers the SUV with 291 dauntless horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) being optional at an additional $2,000.
The standard FWD Telluride receives an EPA estimated rating of 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, which falls inline for typical midsize SUVs. Fuel economy descends for AWD with 19 mpg city and 24 mpg on the highway. The Tellurides tank holds a whopping 18.8 gallons, which gives the SUV a range of about 400 miles.
Regardless of the trim level, the Telluride possesses 8.0-inches of ground clearance for off-roading and a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2022 Kia Telluride comes in four trims: LX, S, EX, and SX. Every model comes standard with a V6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive—the 2022 Kia Telluride premiers at $32,790, not including destination fees. In addition, the Standard LX features synthetic leather upholstery, second-row bench seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen display system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and six USB ports.
The Kia Telluride S provides a sunroof, power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and wireless charging with an MSRP of $35,290 destination fees not included.
The Telluride EX starts at $37,790, not including destination fees. The EX replaces the second-row captain’s chairs for a bench seat with genuine leather, eight-way power-adjustable passenger seats, ventilated front seats, second-row sunshades, second-row center armrest, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and power-folding outside mirrors.
The superlative Kia Telluride SX includes LED headlights and fog lights, a dual-pane sunroof, a 7-inch cluster display, universal garage door opener, 64-color interior lighting, stainless steel pedals, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings, 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, blin-spot camera, front parking sensors, and surround-view parking camera system. The Telluride SX starts at $42,690, excluding destination fees.
The 2022 Kia Telluride receives a small augmentation with its grille as the new Kia corporate logo fairs across the nose. In addition, the “Telluride” lettering located along the tailgate is now a smaller font with wider spacing than the previous model.
The 2022 Kia Telluride LX and EX receive 18-inch alloy wheels, with the S and SX premiering 20-inch alloy wheels. In addition, the Telluride SX also receives aeronautically efficient wiper blades.
Inside the 2022 Telluride, seats are easily accessible, with an elevated roof providing ample space for adults, specifically the third row. Every row is a little higher than the row in front, stadium-style. The seats are lofty, exude luxury, and the design holds a tasteful downtown appeal. The steering wheel also holsters the new Kia logo.
Third-row luggage spaces measure 21 cubic feet. With the rearmost row folded down, the Telluride generates 46 cubic feet, and behind the front seats, a maximum of 87 cubic feet.
Telluride’s standard infotainment system features a resilient 10.3-inch touchscreen functioning on the elevated, AVN (Audio/Visual/Navigation) 5.0 software. The new software strengthens the displays responsiveness with the addition of split-screen capabilities, on-screen navigation with real-time highway traffic updates, and Bluetooth multipoint.Other traditional features includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities with a tremendous amount of power points.
The 2022 Telluride supports Driver Talk as a standard this year. The feature amplifies the driver’s voice to the rear speaker, making shouting obsolete. In need of silence? Quiet Mode also shuts off the rear speaker, allowing front passengers to listen to their audio source at a lower level.
In addition, these entertainment features are optional but prove essential such as the 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a 110-volt power inverter, and wireless smartphone charging is also available.
Safety Features and Warranty
The most coveted features premiere a standard for the Telluride. These features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Optional Driver assistance features include:
The blind-spit camera
Automatic high-beam headlights
Surround-view parking camera system
Front parking sensors
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Kia provides the best comprehensive coverage amongst the competitors, especially with its powertrain warranty. The limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. Powertrain warranty covers ten years or 100,000 miles. The 2022 Kia Telluride holds a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,790 with an additional $1,225 for the destination fee.
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