The Telluride was considered the best mid-size three-row SUV in its class for 2021, and that remains the same for the 2022 model. Kia set out to create a vehicle that will comfortably transport you, your family, and your cargo, while maintaining a sense of luxury and class while
having amazing value compared to its competitors. Today we’ll take a look at what’s new for the 2022 Telluride, and we’ll unpack all the fantastic features this three-row SUV holds.
The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the 2022 Telluride is its sleek and handsome exterior. The Telluride has the appearance of an upscale luxury SUV, but is vastly more affordable than a typical luxury SUV. The new Telluride sports Kia’s new logo, which assists to the luxury and sleek feel of the Telluride. For 2022 the Telluride’s first two trim levels, the LX and S, have more standard features than the 2021 model. You’ll find a 10.3-inch standard infotainment screen that replaces an 8.0-inch screen. You’ll also receive a semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control that utilizes the navigation system to adjust the vehicle’s speed going in and out of corners.
Under the hood of the 2022 Telluride is a naturally aspirated V6, which produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive models will do 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while the all-wheel drive model does 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The 2022 Telluride has 8-inches of ground clearance and has the ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs, which is impressive.
The interior can only be described as excellent. Kia made sure the interior not only looks high quality, but feels high quality, being made up of attractive materials that are extremely well put together. The highest trim, the SX, has great quality of life features such as driver’s seat memory settings, a quality head-up display, Nappa leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated rear seats. The seating is very spacious, allowing all your passengers to have a comfortable amount of head and leg room, and the cargo space is large as well, giving you up to 87 square feet with the seats folded down.
Kia has impressed with the 2022 Telluride, improving upon the already fantastic 2021 Telluride. If you want a three-row SUV that is quality, luxurious, and much more affordable than the typical luxury SUV, the 2022 Telluride is the perfect option for you. The release date has yet to be released, although we expect a late summer to early fall of 2021 release date. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this high quality SUV.