Here’s What the 2021 Kia Telluride Is All About

The Kia Telluride Guide

The Kia Telluride is a mid-size SUV that was first introduced in 2020. The car has been well received by the general public and has been awarded for being one of the safest cars on the market. For 2021, the Telluride’s new model comes with more power, better fuel economy, and even better safety features than before!

It has been a roaring success for the Kia Telluride. It also earned Editors’ Choice awards both years, reflecting Car and Driver’s recognition of its excellence. Sales have also increased due to the SUV’s stellar performance.

Which Features Are Most Important in the 2021 Kia Telluride?

A standard feature set includes:

  • Up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity
  • Alloy wheels with an 18-inch diameter
  • Multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility
  • Radio via satellite
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assistance
  • An adaptive cruise control system that allows stop-and-go operation

There are several features available, including:

  • Alloy wheels with a 20-inch diameter
  • With power liftgate; Hands-free
  • Auto-leveling rear suspensions
  • Second row captain’s chairs
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Ventilated front seats and
  • Ventilated second row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • An interactive touchscreen navigation system with a 10.25-inch display
  • Premium Harman Kardon stereo system
  • Wireless smartphone charging via wireless technology
  • An all-around camera system
  • Head up display

Adaptive Cruise Control

The Kia Telluride’s interior also features upscale upgrades. Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve is now available on all trim levels. This adaptive cruise control uses navigation data to adjust speed for upcoming bends in road surfaces before returning the speed to a predetermined level.

Aside from the advanced adaptive cruise control Kia has also added some more luxurious features across the Kia Telluride models. It’s now including a 10.3-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, and semi-autonomous highway driving assistance.

Head Up Display

Head Up Displays, also known as HUDs, are a great convenience that helps keep you focused onthe road. The head-up display is essentially a see-through window that appears in front of the driver with the touch of a button.

It displays helpful information about speed limits, vehicle speed, cruise control, and turn-by-turn directions, among other driver-friendly features. Not only will you be able to look straight ahead without being distracted, this feature also helps you focus on keeping your eyes where they need to be.

The head up display can be found on the highest trim level of the Kia Telluride.

Cargo Space

When the Kia Telluride’s third row is folded, there is a cargo space of 21 cubic feet, 46 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 87 cubic feet when all the rear seats are folded. For a midsize SUVs, that’s above-average cargo area space. Power liftgates are available with hands-free functionality.


There are seven- and eight-seat configurations available for the Kia Telluride. This three row SUV has good headroom and legroom, even for tall occupants and can accommodate up to eight passengers.

There is good visibility in all directions as well as a comfortable driving position. Although there is less seat padding and legroom in the third row, there’s still enough room for two adults to sit comfortably and for several kids to ride comfortably.

The front seats are manually adjustable and the upholstery is synthetic leather. A variety of power-adjustable front seats will also be available, as well as heated and ventilated seats for the first and second rows.

Three complete sets of child safety seat LATCH connectors are available in the Kia Telluride, two for the outboard seats of the second row and one for the driver’s seat of the third row. The middle seats in this Kia are also equipped with tether anchors. It was rated Acceptable by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as the second-highest LATCH setup.

There’s plenty of room for eight passengers along with a huge cargo hold in the Kia Telluride. The vehicle has an infotainment system that’s easy to operate, and it is loaded with active safety features, including vehicle blind spot monitoring.

Among its class, the Kia Telluride offers the best combination of cargo and passenger room, safety and reliability ratings, family-friendly features, and favorable reviews from automotive journalists, which is why we chose it to be our Best 3-Row SUV for Families for 2021.


There is only one powertrain configuration for the Kia Telluride – a 291-horsepower V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, it is a good match for this SUV. The Kia Telluride’s V6 is a powerful engine, and it has no problem getting up to speed and around town. Transmission shifts are smooth, and the throttle response is quick. All models come standard with front-wheel drive. A four-wheel drive system is available.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

As the driver’s vehicle is in reverse and backing out of a parking space, the Telluride’s Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance System alerts the driver if another vehicle is approaching from the left or right. Depending on the model, this specific system might also display the alert icon on the dashboard with accompanying audible alerts.

On many Kia vehicles, the rear bumper is equipped with an advanced radar system to alert drivers of cross traffic.

A blind spot view monitor, like those used in blind spot monitoring, receives information from behind your vehicle in order to see whether any objects are behind you. Although the rear-path sensors do not scan as far as the blind spot monitors, they are angled outward to alert you of moving objects before they are directly in front of you.


Regardless of which trim level you choose, the 2021 Kia Telluride can tow 5,000 pounds, no matter what its trim level. The Kia Telluride is equipped with a 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC 24-valveV-6 engine that is capable of handling almost any towing job.

Towing capacity of a 2021 Kia Telluride is 5,000 pounds, if properly equipped. To tow a trailer with your Kia Telluride, you must have the trailer tow package. In addition to the tow package, the vehicle comes with a Bumper Cover, Harness, and Tow Hitch to achieve maximum towing capacity.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy in automobiles, specifically for SUVs is much better than other wheeled vehicles. The Kia Telluride is a true SUV, so it comes with all-wheel drive, an option available across the entire range. The fuel economy is, as you’d expect, reduced, but only slightly. With an EPA estimate of 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, the Kia Telluride delivers decent mileage for a midsize SUVs. When equipped with all-wheel drive, fuel economy falls to 19/24 mpg city/highway.

While most rival three row SUV come with V-6 engines, the Kia Telluride only offers the V-6. Front-drive versions get 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The all-wheel-drive models achieve 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, slightly better than the Volkswagen Atlas’ and the Honda Pilot’s V-6-powered competitors. In our fuel efficiency test at 75 mph, the all-wheel-drive Kia Telluride achieved 24 mpg—matching its government rating.

We also got 24 mpg out of the Atlas, and 27 mpg out of the Pilot when we tested them in real-world scenarios.


The 2021 Kia Telluride is a great car for anyone looking for a car with a spacious interior for everyday driving.

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