From today’s perspective, we can clearly say the Korean manufacturer did a fantastic job with this crossover, which represents the biggest vehicle this company has ever made. With more than 114 inches in wheelbase, it comes with a pretty generous cabin, which sports three spacious rows of seats and a large cargo area. However, that’s just a part of the model’s amazing features. Count on a smooth and pretty refined drive, while the amount of standard equipment is pretty impressive as well. Therefore, we don’t believe that the 2021 Kia Telluride will come with any particular change, considering that it will represent the second production year. This makes perfect sense, especially if we look at most of the reviews, which praise this SUV for many things. Also, the company did a great job with aesthetics, so the crossover looks not just attractive, but also very distinctive.
All in all, the best we could see is an addition a couple of new features. The rest should remain the same. Also, some reports suggest we might see a new powertrain option in the offer, possibly a hybrid. However, the company is still quiet on this matter. Expect to see 2021 Kia Telluride sometime late in the year.
2021 Kia Telluride Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. This model came last year and it is still very fresh for any kind of update, especially if we look at the critics, which are mostly amazing. Therefore, count on the same design, which shares a lot with another recently-introduced crossover, Hyundai Palisade.
In terms of the styling, the Korean carmaker has managed to offer a pretty distinctive vehicle, which doesn’t have many things in common with any mid-size crossover on the market. This particularly refers to the front end, which looks pretty exclusive with those sharp and rectangular lines, as well as with chrome grille and other flashy details that make it look pretty luxurious. Not only that, the overall shape is pretty muscular and resembles BoF design a lot. Still, this is a typical crossover that offers a very smooth and comfortable ride.
The cabin design is where this crossover really shines. Some experts criticize this interior for the lack of storage compartments but other than that, this is one of the nicest cabins in the class. First of all, the overall quality is really impressive. Not only that materials are fantastic, but the dashboard styling is impressive as well. Everything looks very premium, while the best words to describe this interior would be classic and elegant.
Of course, interior space is another strong point, as we are talking about one of the rare mid-size crossovers that seat up to eight passengers. Of course, you can also get versions with the second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce capacity to seven. In both cases, the amount of legroom in the first two rows is impressive, while the third row can accommodate adults as well. With more than 21 cubic feet behind the third row, the 2021 Kia Telluride will also offer an impressive amount of cargo space. The total volume goes up to a respectable 87 cubic feet.
Considering that we are talking about the second production year, we don’t expect to see too many novelties in this aspect either. Therefore, count that base models will come with things like an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and six USB ports. Higher trims offer upgrades that include a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, head-up display, wireless phone charging, premium audio system etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with things like lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a blind spot collision avoidance system, forward collision warning, brake assist, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, a driver attention monitor, adaptive cruise control and more. Besides the impressive list of standard features, there are also options like automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a surround-view parking camera, highway driving assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
2021 Kia Telluride Engine
Under the hood, you may count on a familiar 3.8-liter V6 engine with 291 horsepower. Driving dynamics are typical for the class, as well as fuel economy, which goes around 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The engine comes in pairs with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Some reports suggest the 2021 Kia Telluride might come in a hybrid version as well. We are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2021 Kia Telluride Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter. The same thing refers to the price, which currently starts at around 31.700 dollars.