Next-Gen 2021 Kia Telluride Provides High Reliability

The upcoming 2021 Kia Telluride will bring significant changes. This model is a trendy family SUV that offers three rows of seats and a roomy cabin for eight occupants. Furthermore, a brand-new model will look more refreshed, and it will boast a bold and luxurious design thanks to the upright stance, vertical headlights, large mesh grille, and more stylish and bigger wheels. The second-generation model will bring even more noticeable inside.

The cabin of Telluride will be redesigned and this SUV remains to be modern. Highlight on the offer this year will be a new 10.3-inch touchscreen on higher trims and more quality materials.

2021 Kia Telluride exterior

2021 Kia Telluride Boxy Appearance Remaining

According to officials, the second-gen 2021 Kia Telluride SUV will continue to conquer the market with its boxy appearance. The goal was to avoid the rounded appearance that is available on the most SUVs nowadays. So, the manufacturer gives Telluride a broad, solid look that appeals to all.

Like before, the design of Telluride will be depending on chosen trims. If you want big wheels, go for the S or SX trim. Both trims are available with 20-inch black-finish wheels over the smaller 18-inch machined-finish wheels that are offered on LX, and EX trim levels. Also, choosing the SX trim, customers will get an exclusive orange LED lighting around the stacked headlights for a more distinctive look.

2021 Kia Telluride interior

Cabin Updates

Inside, the 2021 Kia Telluride will be premium. Furthermore, Telluride is providing a more car-like look. It comes with a low instrument panel, spread out buttons, and the standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display.

However, higher trim will bring standard leatherette upholstery and more premium materials. Also, on the higher-grade Telluride models, customers will get a new 10.3-inch touchscreen.

Interior Colors

Depending on the trims, there will be a few colors available. LX, S or EX trim will be offered with Black or Gray upholstery. Upgrade to the SX trim, customers will get a Butterscotch and Espresso Brown leather colors.

The Prestige Package that is one of the most expensive once will be available with colors such as Black, Gray, or Dune Brown premium Nappa leather.

2021 Kia Telluride Powertrain Specs

The redesigned 2021 Kia Telluride will use the same powertrain that also powers the first generation. A mighty 3.8-liter V6 engine is under its hood paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and it produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This unit sends power to the front wheels as standard or optional all-wheel drive.

Also, this model will be offered with driving modes like — Eco, Normal, Sport, Smart, Snow. However, at this moment Kia does not quote a 0-60-mph acceleration time for the Telluride, but we can expect great timing because of stable output and torque.


The current Telluride is IIHS rated great in all crash tests. Standard features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors. We can also expect the same safety equipment to roll into the new 2021 Kia Telluride.

2021 Kia Telluride rear

Pricing & Release Date

Kia manufacturer hasn’t officially announced the pricing of the upcoming 2021 Telluride. However, according to some gossip, price of the standard model will be around $32,500, while upper trims can reach a cost of $45,000.

We can expect a new model to hit showrooms in the spring of 2020. Models like Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Palisade will start a battle with this SUV for a throne.

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