2022 Kia Telluride Gets New Logo, Adds Safety Tech

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, Automotive Editor - June 21, 2021

The Kia Telluride was a massive hit when it was introduced in 2020. With demand for the SUV being ridiculously high, consumers were looking at paying markups as high as $10,000 for the Telluride at the beginning of the year. Despite the Telluride’s recent arrival and success, Kia’s making some pretty significant changes for the 2022 model year.

On the outside, the 2022 Telluride now comes with Kia’s updated logo that we recently saw on the 2022 Seltos. The “KIA” badge is far more dynamic than the automaker’s previous oval badge. The new badge is placed on the grille, liftgate, and wheels. A new black finish for the center of the grille replaces last year’s chrome finish.

Major changes occur with the 2022 Telluride’s tech features. The base LX and midrange S trims now come with a 10.3-inch touchscreen as standard equipment. The larger screen replaces the old 8-inch unit. Additionally, every trim now comes with Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve, highway driving assist, and automatic climate control. The first feature uses navigation data to adjust the SUV’s speed to slow down for upcoming corners in the road. Once the Telluride has tackled the corner, the vehicle returns to its preset speed.

With the changes, the 2022 Kia Telluride now starts at $34,015 (with destination), which is $600 more than last year. The S trim sees the largest increase in pricing, going up by $700 to $36,515. Pricing for the EX and SX trims go up by $200 to $39,015 and $43,915, respectively.

It makes sense to see the lower trim levels get the largest increases in pricing, as those trims come with more tech features than before. We think the 2022 Telluride is worth the extra money and makes the SUV even more competitive in the midsize landscape.

As before, Kia also offers the popular Telluride Nightfall Edition (pictured). It adds $1,395 to the cost of the EX and SX and is only available on all-wheel-drive configurations. In the case of the EX, you'll also need to upgrade to the Premium Package ($1,695).

Kia’s new badge will be available on all 2022 models. The badge first arrived on the 2022 Carnival and was then placed onto the 2022 Stinger and Seltos. We expect the badge to appear on the K5 sedan and Sorento SUV shortly.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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