2022 Kia Telluride: Preview, Pricing, Photos, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - June 22, 2021

Model Preview

The Kia Telluride hit showrooms in 2020 as a new midsize crossover with a bold and luxurious design. In 2021, it gained a new Nightfall Edition model but remained mostly the same. The 2022 Kia Telluride will carry on mostly unchanged, save for a few tiny tweaks.

The only notable changes on the 2022 Kia Telluride are the bold, new Kia badges and logos and the slightly revised tiger-nose grille. Other than these subtle changes, the 2022 Telluride will continue with the same bold looks it’s had since 2020. Including its relatively oxy body, unique headlights, and block model name lettering.

Inside, the current Telluride is a balance of luxury and value with plenty of upscale materials, a unique two-spoke steering wheel, large infotainment screen options, available wood trim, and more. The 2022 Telluride’s cabin will remain mostly the same, but it’ll gain an available 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and automatic climate control to the LX and S trim levels.

Powering the 2022 Telluride will be the same 3.8-liter V6 engine with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through the same eight-speed automatic transmission and out to the front wheels as standard. All-wheel drive will remain an option.

Safety remains a critical point for Kia, and the 2022 Telluride will express this with it gaining standard highway driving assist and adaptive cruise control with curve detection. Other standard safety gear will include driver attention warning, blind-spot warning with collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert with collision avoidance, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and more.

The current Telluride is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Barring any changes to the testing system, we expect the 2022 Telluride to retain this rating.

Pricing & Release Date

Kia hasn’t announced the 2022 Telluride’s official on-sale date but we expect it to arrive in the summer of 2021.

The 2022 Kia Telluride’s pricing will range from $34,015 to $48,115 (destination fees included). At the entry-level, that equates to a $600 price increase compared to the previous year's base MSRP of $33,415.

This midsize crossover will battle the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, and Toyota Highlander. Note that high residual values can help make the Telluride a good SUV to lease.

Pictured: 2022 Telluride

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