TodayApril 15, 2022

2022 Kia Telluride Price Specs Review

When your sales are 68 percent year-over-year, you don’t want to mess with a good thing. Kia made some minor adjustments to its very popular Telluride but was wise enough to basically leave it alone. With 3rd row seating, available AWD, a powerful engine, and off-road capability, there is a reason it was named the top midsize SUV by U.S. News and World Report.

The Telluride is bold but not overwhelmingly masculine. The new Kia badging is stylish and more elegant. Only the SX comes with dual sunroofs, letting even more light into the cabin of your SUV. The SX comes with Aero Wiper blades, LED Projector Beam headlights, High Beam Assist, and LED Front Fog Lights.

2022 Kia Telluride engine

The all-new Telluride features a naturally aspirated V-6 engine that boasts 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet torque. This engine matches up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and is front-wheel-drive as standard. Kia will also be offering all-wheel-drive as an option.

Inside Kia’s award-winning SUV, there is a large 10.25-inch navigation display, fully automatic temperature control, highway driving assist for the LX and S trims, and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve for all trims. 

I test drove the 2022 Kia Telluride SX AWD. The MSRP base is $44,590. Add in the options of SX Prestige Package for $2,300, a towing package for $795, and carpeted floor mats for $225, bringing the total up to $47,895. Add in the destination charge of $1,225, and you’re looking at $49,120. 


2022 Kia Telluride SX Prestige Package

SX Prestige Package

– Rain-sensing windshield wipers

– Nappa Leather Seat trim

– 2nd-row heated and ventilated seating

– Premium cloth headliner and Trim

– Head-Up Display (HUD)

– Heated steering wheel

– 110-Volt inverter

– All-Wheel-Drive System

– Michelin tires

Towing Package

– Tow hitch

– Self-leveling rear suspension

Kia Telluride versus the competitors

Hyundai Palisade

Ford Explorer

Chevy Traverse

Honda Pilot 

Subaru Ascent

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Toyota Highlander

The Kia Telluride has been a sensation for its drivability, value price in its segment, and styling. Expect the sales to continue. 

2022 Kia Telluride Specs, Pricing and trim levels

Pricing – MSRP (excludes $1,225 destination):

LX FWD – $32,790

LX AWD – $34,790

S FWD – $35,290

S AWD. – $37,290

EX FWD – $37,790

EX AWD – $39,790

SX FWD – $42,690

SX AWD – $44,590

SX-P – $46,890


3.8-liter, V6, GDI Lambda-II: 291 horsepower with 262 lb.-ft. of torque

2022 Kia Telluride MPG

Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined):

FWD: 20/26/23

AWD: 19/24/21

Highlighted Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Features:

Standard on all trims

Driver Attention Warning

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Following Assist

2022 Kia Telluride 3-row


Length: 196.9 inches

Width: 78.3 inches

Height (with roof rails): 69.3 inches

Height (w/o roof rails): 68.9 inches

Wheelbase: 114.2 inches

Turning radius, curb-to-curb (ft.) FWD: 19.4 ft. / AWD: 19.4 ft

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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