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2021 Kia Telluride

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2021 Kia Telluride

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  • Loads of passenger space, for up to eight people
  • Luxury-car level of refinement and comfort


  • Limited places to stow small items
  • Just one engine offered

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20 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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2021 Kia Telluride competes among the top midsize SUVs

The Kia Telluride arrived in 2020 and quickly established itself as one of the midsize SUVs to beat in a competitive crowd. Sitting above the Sorento in the Kia range, the Telluride competes with the Ford Explorer, the Honda Pilot, and a lengthy list of others. Like most of its rivals, the Telluride has three rows of seating and accommodates up to eight people in the entry LX trim. The head count drops by one in the S trim and above, because two captain's chairs replace the second-row bench. Going up a level, the EX adds to the already comprehensive features of the base LX, and the SX feels positively luxurious with its extensive comfort and convenience features.

That luxury doesn't cost much either: The Telluride is competitively priced against its rivals, while its 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is a standout in the industry. There's only one engine choice, a 291-hp 3.8-liter V6 that drives the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is an option on any trim level. The Telluride is a spacious, well-equipped, and easy-to-drive midsize SUV, and it's well worth a look if you need a capable, comfortable, feature-packed family vehicle.

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LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility