5 Reasons Why The 2021 Kia Telluride Is A Reliable SUV

The 2021 Kia Telluride is a reliable car, and it's not just because of Kia's 5 year, 100,000 km warranty. There are many reasons why this SUV is so dependable, and we'll be sharing them in today's post.

Are you looking for a new family vehicle? Perhaps a three-row SUV? This article will discuss seven different features that make the 2021 Kia Telluride one of the most reliable mid size SUVs on the market.

The 2021 Kia Telluride Is Safe

The 2021 Kia Telluride has a lot of outstanding road traffic safety, off-road, and highway safety protection features. You can choose from a variety of features that provide a range of protection against impacts and collisions. Models are made with high-strength materials, and advanced airbag systems ensure safety.

Airbag System

The airbag system strategically places airbags throughout the vehicle to provide more protection against collisions and impacts.

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

Active Safety Systems

The 2021 Kia Telluride is a phenomenal car that offers incredible safety in a huge package! With so many passive and active technologies, you can drive with confidence wherever your journey leads you.

The Kia Drive Wise safety suite offers a wide array of active automotive safety features, including awareness and assistance features.

Safety Features

All in all, the new Kia Telluride 2021 comes with a ton of exceptional protections! It gives you great confidence and awareness on and off the road.

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

The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2021 Kia Telluride the Top Safety Pick Designation for 2020. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Kia Telluride a 5-star overall rating (NHTSA).

The 2021 Kia Telluride Has A Great Interior


The 2021 Kia Telluride is an excellent choice if you're looking for a new SUV with enough space for your growing family! The SUV can seat up to eight passengers from the front seats to the second, third rows, and that includes a multitude of high-tech features.

When you first step inside the Kia Telluride, you'll notice how spacious it is. On every voyage, there is ample room for you and your passengers to spread out. The Kia Telluride seating allows you to bring every weekend camping item or grocery item without having to give up an inch of elbow space. You won't have to worry about space. The Kia Telluride has a passenger seat for each person.


As previously said, the new Kia Telluride seating fits a maximum of eight passengers, allowing you to take your friends and family on journeys in comfort. The large Kia Telluride seating dimensions ensure that passengers of all sizes, both short and tall, can relax and enjoy their travels.

Legroom in the first, second, and third rows of the Kia Telluride is 41.4, 42.4, and 31.4 inches, respectively.

The total passenger volume of the Kia Telluride is 178.1 cubic feet.


The SX Limited trim package, which outfits the SUV with premium Nappa leather with contrast stitching and a microfiber roof liner that looks and feels great. Lower plastic panels could benefit from some form of covering to minimize shine and slickness.

This three-row SUV has plenty of storage and is designed for modern families, all of whom are usually carrying their own smartphones.

Access To Seats

Even accessing the third-row seat is relatively simple. A single touch of a button in the test car folded and slid the second-row seat forward. The Telluride's rearmost seating area is easy to exit thanks to strategically placed grab bars on the roof pillars.

Heat and Ventilation

The 2021 Kia Telluride has ventilated second row seats. Those in the SX Limited package of the Kia Telluride are even heated and ventilated. The test vehicle's retractable side window shades provide sun protection, while its dual-panel panoramic roof lets in plenty of light, making the interior of the Telluride feel even more spacious.

The third row is surprisingly comfortable. For short trips, this seating area will be suitable for adults as well. Moreover, the Kia Telluride is quiet and serene for a mid-size SUV.

Driving Comfort

You're sure to find your ideal seated position with the 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat in the Telluride SX. Eight-way power-adjustable seats will be a hit with front passengers, too. In addition, this vehicle has heated and ventilated seats, so they are comfortable and supportive.

Driving Feel

Although the Kia Telluride feels large from the driver's seat, its outward visibility is quite good. However, if you're working in tight quarters, the rear-view camera will come in handy.

The 2021 Kia Telluride Has Spacious Cargo Space

Cargo Room

Applied to the third row, cargo room is 21 cubic feet. The SUV provides 46 cubic feet of space when those seats are folded down. There is a generous 87 cubic feet of cargo space when both second-row seats are folded down.

Additionally, there are buttons in the cargo area that allow you to fold down the second-row captain's chairs, so you won't have to open the rear doors to accomplish this task. The cargo cover can also be stored in the bin found under the rear cargo floor when not in use.

  • Maximum passenger volume: 178.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (1st row): 87 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (2nd row): 46 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (3rd row): 21 cubic feet

Loading Cargo

Kia's smart power tailgate makes loading cargo a cinch. As you stand near the back of the SUV with your arms full, the key fob in your pocket or purse will automatically open after a few seconds. It is possible to turn this feature off using the Telluride's settings.


The Telluride's powertrain can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, and it features an eight speed automatic transmission. The original 4-pin trailering harness connector from the 2020 Telluride has been replaced by a new 7-pin design from Kia.

Power Split Lock

If you intend to go off-roading, you may lock the power distribution so that it is evenly distributed between the front and rear wheels, allowing you to use the eight inches of ground clearance. Besides Eco, Comfort, and Sport, there are also Snow driving modes available. When the Smart mode is enabled, it chooses the optimal mode according to driver behavior, whether to maximize fuel economy or performance.

The 2021 Kia Telluride Has Dependable Technology


With all trims, the Telluride features an 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Bluetooth, UVO Link, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio are included.


Kia lets you pair two smartphones simultaneously to its infotainment system's Bluetooth, and its voice recognition is good at responding to unscripted commands such as "Find the nearest hospital."

Hands-Free Communication

Driver Talk allows the driver to interact with rear passengers without yelling, and Quiet Mode silences the rear radio speakers in higher trims. With SX trim and higher, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system provides high fidelity sound.


With its cargo volume and dimensions, the Kia Telluride is more than adequate for families and groups of any size, and the convenience and technology features will keep everyone comfortable and connected during every trip.

Other Features

The Kia Telluride is equipped with the technology to not only keep you entertained but to keep you safe as well. To help you feel safe on the road wherever you go, the Kia Telluride is equipped with some driver-assistance features.

  • Smartphone charging ports across all 3 rows
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® integration
  • One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
  • 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • UVO link Telematics
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Head-Up Display
  • Rear Parking Sensors

The 2021 Kia Telluride Has An Efficient Engine

4 Cylinder Engine

Telluride's 3.8-liter V-6 generates 291 horsepower. From a stop or when passing slower vehicles, this V-6 provides smooth and effortless acceleration.


According to the EPA, Tellurides with AWD should get about 12.6 L/100km on the highway and 9.7 L/100km in the city.


Kia deftly tunes its suspensions to provide a comfortable ride while still providing a good level of road feel, especially with the 20-inch wheels. Its self-leveling rear suspension makes it easier for the passengers to enjoy the ride, even with rocky roads. High-speed corners, such as those on mountain roads, are prone to body roll. In terms of handling, brake-based torque-vectoring technology helps to improve the grip.

This new car offers ride and handling qualities that make it an engaging daily drive.


The 2021 Kia Telluride is an exceptionally well rounded SUV, a great car for anyone looking for a spacious interior and advanced standard equipment for everyday driving in Edmonton. With its luxurious features, like heated front seats and numerous charging ports, family rides are that much easier.

Looking for the latest in SUV luxury and perfomance? Get your very own 2021 Kia Telluride at North Edmonton Kia!