Kia’s Telluride model is known as one of the most obtainable upscale vehicle options on the market. Its comfortably spacious cabin, 8 seat capacity, and reasonable starting price make this a perfect option for families with many passengers. The 2021 Telluride isn’t a complete reinvention because it doesn’t have to be; instead, it maximizes the potential of previous iterations and makes small changes to improve its market appeal. This model looks to be one of the best mid-size SUV offerings of next year.
The changes are minimal this time around for Kia, but some stylistic adjustments have been made to increase intrigue and appeal for the brand. The “Nightfall” appearance package offers black-out features, like the grille, wheels, and exterior accents. Another minor but exciting change is remote-start capabilities, which are new to this model. The upgrades that will be offered don’t break the bank, either, and offer significant and impressive features.
Starting at $43,360, the SX is the top-of-the-line 2021 Telluride. For just $10,000 more than the base model, many impressive features make this improvement worth the investment. 20-inch rims, blind spot protection, and full sun and moon roof capacity upgrade the SX significantly from its base model.
The standard Telluride will enclose a respectable 291 horsepower V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. While not the most fuel efficient option on the market, Kia has made an effort to increase its numbers here, with 20mpg city and 26 mpg highway, slight improvements from previous years. The best selling point is the upscale and legroom-friendly interior made even more impressive by a built-in infotainment system and easy-to-use smartphone connectivity integration.
The 2021 Kia Telluride is looking more like a smart, luxurious family purchase for a bargain price every day. With its modest starting price, this model promises to be an exciting release for 2021 – one that we’re watching in the meantime.