Kia, the largest SUV of Kia motors, the Telluride is arriving back as the 2021 model though not many changes are expected by the company. The newly designed three-row crossover will borrow the bold and luxurious look with vertical headlights, huge mesh grille, and giant-size wheels from its predecessor. The cabin interior is also expected to be carried on with the same premium feel and few tweaks like spread out buttons and in-housing finest quality material in top trim levels. The car has huge cargo space for all of your luggage needs.
This seven-seater SUV will not disappoint third-row passengers; this vehicle has a lot more space in the third row to comfortably fit adults, better than any other in the segment. It can perfectly fit under 6 feet adults in the third row without any discomfort, so no worries even if your family grows. The model will be a strong competitor to its rivals like Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Palisade. It is expected to equip rear auto-leveling air suspension as its predecessor along with inch-perfect steering and extraordinary braking system.
Kia Telluride 2020 Release Date
Kia hasn’t officially announced Telluride’s launch date, but it is expected to debut showrooms between summer and fall of 2020 as the 2021 model followed by deliveries in the later months.
Kia Telluride 2021 Pricing Details
Pricing for this three-row crossover remains uncertain, but without any major change, we expect the price to remain in line with the previous model. The base model LX for 33060, S: $35460, EX: $38460, and top variant SX: $42960.
The features offered by the model, the top-end variant is the best value for money variant combined with all-wheel-drive for $2000. It offers state of the art features such as 12-way power-adjustable seat for the driver, 20-inch tires, automatic high-beam, dual sunroofs and more.
Kia Telluride 2021 Specifications
2021 Telluride will be onboarding the same engine as 2020 Telluride, the 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque combined with an eight-speed automatic gearbox with front-wheel drive as standard.
The standard front-wheel drive can be replaced with the four-wheel-drive option at an additional cost. Upon testing, the acceleration for the vehicle comes out to be 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. The company blows hard with its 8.0 inches ground clearance for off-roading and a towing capacity of up to 5000 pounds.
The fuel economy for this crossover accounts for 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway for the front wheel model and, a slightly lower 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway for the all-wheel-drive model. The interior build quality is splendid, and there are plenty of features. It is seven inches longer than Sorento, making spacious not only for passengers but also provides ample storage for cargo. The higher trim gets premier leather seats and luxury material for interior fitting.
The basic level crossover comes with a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with famous technology support such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with several power outlets. All other trims feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen and wireless charging system.
The high-end SX model also includes a Harman / Kardon sound system. It comes with a host of driver-assistance technology across all trims such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning. Kia also equips industry-leading powertrain warranty cover of 10 years or 100,000 miles and a limited warranty cover of 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, it lacks any complimentary maintenance schedule.