The 2022 Kia Telluride receives more standard equipment, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, and adaptive cruise control with steering assist. The outside wears updating badging and a slightly revised grille. The Telluride debuted in 2020 as Kia's family-size three-row crossover SUV.
Choosing Your Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride once again comes in four trim levels: LX, S, EX, and SX. Pricing starts at $34,015 including destination and climbs $43,915 for the SX before options.
Every Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that puts out 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels.
All-wheel drive costs $1,900 on the line-topping SX, and $2,000 on the other trims. With either setup, the Telluride can pull up to 5,000 pounds with the available Towing Package ($795).
The EPA rates the 2022 Telluride at 20 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 combined. With AWD, estimates ease to 19/24/21 (highway/city/combined).
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Telluride is a three-row crossover that dwells on the larger end of the midsize class. The LX and EX can seat up to eight passengers. The S and SX feature second-row captain's chairs, so capacity drops to seven.
With all rows in use, the Telluride can handle 21 cubic feet of cargo. Folding the third row opens up 46 cubic feet. With the second row down as well, buyers have 87 cubic feet to work with. These numbers are excellent for a vehicle this size.
Most driver assistance features are included in the base price. Every Telluride rolls off the line with adaptive cruise control with steering assist, rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assist, driver alertness warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, safe exit assist, and automatic emergency braking.
The line-topping SX also gets front parking sensors, a surround-view camera, automatic high beams, and a blind-spot camera display. A head-up display is included in the optional SX Prestige Package ($2,300).
The standard infotainment system offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, six speakers, six USB ports, a cabin PA system, and HD and satellite radio. Wireless device charging is standard starting with the S trim, and the EX gains a seventh USB port. The SX carries a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
A dual-screen rear entertainment system is available on all models for $1,500.
The Telluride LX carries a leatherette interior with an eight-way power driver seat and four-way power passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Buyers also get remote start, proximity key access, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The S picks up a sunroof, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, satin chrome exterior accents, and 20-inch wheels.
Genuine leather upholstery arrives with the EX, along with ventilated front seats with eight-way passenger power, woodgrain interior accents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and rear sunshades.
The exterior receives power-folding side mirrors, LED taillights, and 18-inch machined-finished wheels. For $1,695, the EX Premium Packages adds LED headlights, second-row captain's chairs, roof rails, and 20-inch wheels. The EX Nightfall Edition Package ($1,395) provides black wheels and exterior trim.
The SX moves upmarket with dual sunroofs, a 10-way power driver seat with memory, a universal home remote, ambient interior lighting, LED fog lights, and unique 20-inch black wheels.
AWD models are eligible for the $2,300 SX Prestige Package with Nappa leather seats, a head-up display, ventilated second-row and heated third-row seats, automatic wipers, and an upgraded deadliner. The Night Fall Edition Package continues as an option on the SX.
Compare Telluride Trims Side-By-Side
The 2022 Kia Telluride comes fully equipped from the start, and its value proposition is strong at every trim level. That leaves your budget as the best guide to selecting which model to take home.