The All-New Kia Telluride – Features and Specs

The Fully Loaded Telluride

The Kia Telluride is one of the hottest SUVs on the market today. With its sleek exterior, powerful engine choices, and available all-wheel drive capability, it’s easy to see why it has been a top choice for many drivers lately.

Throw in its extensive award gallery, including MotorTrend’s 2020 SUV of the Year, and you realize why the Telluride has become the choice SUV for families in Edmonton.

Some of the Telluride’s recent awards

Have you been thinking about buying a new car? How about a SUV with three rows?  Let’s take a closer look at how the 2021 Kia Telluride is one of the best mid size SUVs on the market!

2021 Kia Telluride Specs – Engine & Performance


Unlike many 4 cylinder crossover SUVs, the Telluride enjoys a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 291 horsepower. This V-6 engine accelerates smoothly and effortlessly when starting from a stop or passing a slower vehicle.


Despite its comfortable ride, Kia’s suspensions still provide a good level of road feel, especially when combined with the 20-inch wheels. Even on roads with rocky surfaces, the self-leveling rear suspension provides a comfortable ride. On mountain roads, such as those at high speeds, body roll is common. Torque-vectoring technology enables better handling due to brake-based torque distribution.

It offers a comfortable ride and excellent handling, making it ideal for daily commutes.


It is powered by a 5.0-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission, which Kia says can tow 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. With the introduction of Kia’s 7-pin trailering harness connector, the original 4-pin design has been replaced.

Transmission – 8-Speed Automatic

Drive Type – All-Wheel Drive

Fuel Tank Capacity – 71L

Basic Warranty – 5 yr./ 100000 km

2021 Kia Telluride Specs – Safety

The 2021 Kia Telluride boasts an impressive array of features for protecting drivers on the road, on the highway, and off-road. A wide variety of features is available that provides a range of impact and collision protection. Advanced airbag systems provide additional safety for models made with high-strength materials.

Advanced Airbag System

Throughout the vehicle, airbags are strategically placed to protect against collisions and impacts.

  • Driver Seat Air Bag
  • Passenger Seat Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag

Safety Systems

Kia’s Telluride, the new 2021 model, will amaze you with its safety features! Wherever your journey takes you, you can drive with confidence thanks to so many active and passive technologies.

Among the many security features offered by the Kia Drive Wise safety suite are tracking and assistance features.

Safety Features

As a whole, the new Kia Telluride 2021 has plenty of exceptional safety features. On and off the road, it provides you with a great deal of confidence and awareness.

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Traction Control
  • Vehicle Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking & Warning
  • Vehicle Blind Spot Detection Technology
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Avoidance
  • Forward Collision Warning System

It has been rated a Top Safety Pick for 2020 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In a recent safety rating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Kia Telluride a perfect five star rating.

2021 Kia Telluride Specs – Cargo Space

Cargo Space

According to the manufacturer, the cargo space is 21 cu ft behind the third row. With these seats folded down, there are 46 cu ft of space inside the SUV. In this class, the second-row seats can be folded down to create 87 cu ft of cargo space.

You can also fold the second-row captain’s chairs by pressing buttons in the cargo area, so you don’t have to open the back doors. Under the red cargo floor, the cargo cover can also be located in the bin when it is not in use.

  • Cargo volume (1st row) – 87 cu ft
  • Cargo volume (2nd row) – 46 cu ft
  • Cargo volume (3rd row) –  21 cu ft

Cargo Loading

Kia’s easy-to-load power tailgate ensures cargo will be quickly loaded. With your arms full, you’ll automatically open your key fob from your pocket or purse as you stand near the back of the SUV. Telluride’s settings can be used to ignore this type of feature.

Power Split Lock

The power distribution can be locked at the front and rear so that it is evenly distributed between the front and rear wheels so that you can feel the eight inches of ground clearance. There are also driving modes for Snow along with Eco, Comfort, and Sport. By using the Smart mode, it selects the optimal mode based on driver behavior, such as maximizing efficiency or performance.

2021 Kia Telluride Specs – Interior


Upon entering the Kia Telluride, you’ll immediately notice its spacious interior. You and your guests can spread out in comfort on every voyage.

If you’re in search of an SUV with plenty of room for your growing family, then the new Kia Telluride is a great choice! There are eight seats in the SUV, which also includes multiple high-tech features. There is room for eight passengers in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd row.

When sitting in the Kia Telluride seats, you have plenty of room to bring anything you might need when camping or going grocery shopping. Space isn’t really a problem in this SUV: there’s a seat for each passenger.

Car Dimensions

As previously mentioned, the Kia Telluride seats eight comfortably, making it ideal for taking your friends and family on road trips. The Kia Telluride’s large seating dimensions ensure that tall and short passengers alike can comfortably sit back during long trips.

Total Passenger Volume – 178.1 cu ft

Curb Weight – 4482 lbs.

Ground Clearance – 8.0 in.

Cargo Volume Capacity – 87.0 cu.ft.

Front and Rear Head Room – 39.5 in./38.8 in.

Front and Rear Hip Room – 58.9 in./58.0 in.

Front and Rear Leg Room – 41.4 in./42.4 in.

Front and Rear Shoulder Room – 61.6 in./59.9 in.


The Prestige option package enhances the SUV’s premium materials with nappa leather and contrast stitching. Segment standard microfiber roof liners look and feel more sumptuous.

Modern families may all have smartphones in tow, making this SUV practical and offering plenty of storage.

Seating Access

Third-row seats are relatively easy to reach as well. The 2nd row seat can be folded and slid forward with only one button push. There are grab bars strategically placed on the roof pillars so passengers can easily exit the rear seat.

Heating and Ventilation

Among the features of the 2021 Kia Telluride are ventilated 2nd row seats, available only in the SX Limited trim. Sun shades on the side windows provide sun protection, while the panoramic roof’s dual panels bring plenty of light inside, making the interior of the Telluride feel open.

The third row is pretty spacious, even for adults.

Comfortable Driving

With 8-way power-adjustable positions for the driver, you’re sure to find your perfect driving position in the 2021 Telluride. The passenger seat features six-way power-adjustable positions, but only in the SX trim. The vehicle also has heated and ventilated seats that are supportive and comfortable.

2021 Kia Telluride Specs – Technology & Entertainment

Screen Display

A touchscreen infotainment system is available on all Telluride trims. Satellite radio is also included. Other features include Bluetooth, UVO Link, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. All trims come with an advanced touchscreen with wireless smartphone charging and a 10.25-inch display.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Two smartphones can be paired simultaneously to Kia’s infotainment system’s Bluetooth, and its voice recognition system can respond to unscripted commands such as “Find the nearest convenience store.” However, there is no Wi-Fi on the Telluride.

Hands-Free Communication

When the vehicle is in Quiet Mode, the rear speakers are muted, so that the driver can converse with rear passengers without yelling. An audio system with 10 speakers by Harman Kardon is available on the SX trim.

Other Features

This Kia Telluride comes equipped with innovative technology to keep you entertained and safe at the same time. Several driver-assistance features are available in the Kia Telluride to enhance your safety when on the road.

  • Smartphone Charging Ports
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® integration
  • One-Touch Sliding & Power Folding 2nd-Row Seats
  • 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Handsfree Connectivity
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • UVO link Telematics
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rain Sensor Equipped Windshield Wipers
  • Head Up Display

Looking for a Decent And Comfortable SUV?

For drivers seeking a spacious interior and advanced features, the 2021 Kia Telluride is the perfect fit. It’s AWD powertrain and decent offroad capabilities make it a match for the Alberta landscape.

The many seats, multiple USB ports and easy folding rows also make the Telluride a prime choice for any busy family in Edmonton.

Getting your Telluride here with us at North Edmonton Kia will get you the benefit of local support and special offers. Get your very own 2021 Kia Telluride today!