2021 Kia Telluride

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$32,190

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2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Cavernous interior
  • Comfort in all three rows
  • V-6 power
  • Quiet interior
  • Solid value

The bad:

  • Unimpressive audio systems
  • Over-aggressive lane keep assist
  • No power third-row seats
  • No rear entertainment option
  • Optional head-up display disappears with polarized sunglasses

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

  • LX

    $32,190

  • S

    $34,590

  • EX

    $37,590

  • SX

    $42,490

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Kia Telluride trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Fob-based remote start now standard
  • Three-row SUV
  • 291-hp V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Kia Telluride Review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Kia Telluride?

The Telluride is a three-row SUV with a boxy exterior design and a long list of standard equipment, including many active-safety features. There’s room for up to eight people — seven with the optional second-row captain’s chairs —  and power comes from a standard 291-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available, and the Telluride competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander

What’s New on the 2021 Kia Telluride?

Key-fob-based remote start is now standard, and a newly available Nightfall Edition appearance package adds black accents. 

What Features in the 2021 Kia Telluride Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Available features include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Self-leveling rear suspension
  • Second-row captain’s chairs
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front and middle seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display

Should I Buy the 2021 Kia Telluride?

Big on value and even bigger on interior space and standard features, the Telluride is definitely worth considering if you’re shopping for a three-row SUV. A high-quality interior and comfortable ride are highlights, and in our recent three-row SUV comparison test, the Telluride earned a strong second-place finish. We weren’t that impressed with the Telluride’s audio systems, however, and thought the standard lane-keeping system was too aggressive. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most exciting car to own and drive

Cool styling with roomy., quiet cabin. Lots of smart technology, lots of ports to charge phones. Exceptional value for a prestige vehicle. Good gas mileage and great ride. Quality at its best

5.0

Love my Kia

Wanted something bigger with a 3 row seat. Love all the bells whistles that my Telluride came with. Love the color and the interior. I have never had a sunroof snd this one had lne

5.0

Great Purchase

This is my 2nd Telluride so that should say a lot. Bought the 2020 in 2019 then last month traded in for the newest Night Fall Edition AWD. The first one I bought really held its value when trading in also.

See all 89 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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