Highlights of 2024 Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride SUV has been a winner since its release. As of now, it’s the largest SUV Kia has produced, and it’s still going strong, one of the top three highest-selling models of the lineup. The Kia Corp recently released the starting MSRP for the 2024 model year, and it’s a small bump of $100, bringing the starting MSRP for the 2024 Kia Telluride to $35,990. Not many changes have been mentioned just yet, but here’s a quick review of what the Kia Telluride has to offer.
Made up of six trims , the lineup consists of the LX, S, EX, SX, and the SX-Prestige. The LX, S, EX, and SX can come with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). If choosing AWD on the EX, consumers can also get the X-Line package. If choosing AWD on the SX or SX-Prestige, consumers can also choose the X-Line or X-Pro package. The powertrain is the same, an Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA II 3.8L V6 GDI engine capable of producing 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Last model year (2023), the standard features of the Telluride were heated exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators, automatic headlamps, privacy glass, a sound-absorbing windshield, and solar control glass. Depending on the trim, a power sunroof (S and EX) or dual sunroof (SX) was available. The EX and SX came with a power liftgate, sound-absorbing front door window glass, and power exterior mirrors.
Inside, Syntex upholstery is the standard upholstery, followed by leather on the EX and SX trims, and premium Nappa leather available on the SX. An 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support is standard past the base (LX) trim, succeeded by a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, also with 2-way power lumbar support on the SX. All trims come with a 60/40 split-folding second row seat, reclining third-row with a 60/40 split, one-touch sliding and folding second row seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control with rear passenger automatic climate control. Heated front seats are standard past the base trim, plus ventilated sears can be found on the EX and SX trims.
The X-Line and X-Pro packages add a little more of a rugged, sporty design to the Telluride. Starting with the X-Line, the package adds a higher ground clearance (+10mm), upgraded approach and departure angles, a Tow mode for optimized trailering performance, and an upgraded Traction Control System (TCS) for off-road adventure. The style gets some upgrades too, including a unique radiator grille design, bridge-type roof rails, body-color door handles, exclusive 20-inch wheels, and “X-Line” badging, plus an “X-Line” embossing on the front seat upper backrest. If looking to go Pro, the package adds exclusive 18-inch black wheels and 18-inch all-terrain tires (Continental), “X-Pro” badging, a 110-volt inverter outlet in the interior cabin, and “X-Pro” embroidery.
A Kia Connect infotainment system on a full 12.3-inch display and a six-speaker sound system is the standard setup, capable of Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology and steering-wheel-mounted audio, hands-free phone, and cruise control buttons. Consumers can add an in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot can connect up to five devices with 4G LTE-based internet. Smart Speaker Integration with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant is also available. For better sound, a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system is only on the SX trim.
Some advanced safety features stand out. Standard on all trims are Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning, Highway Driving Assist (version 2 on SX and above), Lane Following Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve, Smart Cruise Control w/Stop & Go, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision – Avoidance Assist, and Surround View Monitor, and a Blind-Spot View Monitor. The SX and above trims add unction Crossing, Lane Change Oncoming, Lane Change Side, and Evasive Steering Assist to the forward collision avoidance system.
Lastly, the automaker offers a great warranty on all new vehicles. Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of 10-year/1000,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.
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