The 2022 Kia Telluride shows off once again why it’s an unexpected juggernaut in its market. Coming in with some excellent exterior design work and sporting luxurious features that top its class, Kia has outdone themselves with this year’s model of the Telluride. A budget-friendly and reliable choice, this SUV has definitely earned its marks as a top-tier vehicle that gives its drivers a top-tier ride to boot. This 2022 Kia Telluride review will go into the different specs and features that all build it up as a choice for any driver to enjoy.
One of the newest features on the 2022 Kia Telluride is the company’s new logo featured on the front and on other surfaces. The two base models, the LX and S, also get some upgrades to their infotainment system and climate control. They also make use of a Smart Cruise Control system that makes use of the navigation system for adjustments in speed. There are no major changes made in other categories such as the roster of 2022 Kia Telluride colors.
The 2022 Kia Telluride price point differs among the 4 trim levels available for buyers to choose from. The base LX model already comes with access to Kia Connect and has a slew of convenience features that come standard. The premium Telluride SX is the top-tier model and comes with heating, premium audio setups, additional driver-assistive tech, and many other luxuries. Below is our 2022 Kia Telluride cost table detailing the starting MSRPs of the different models.
|2022 Kia Telluride LX||$33,090|
|2022 Kia Telluride S||$35,590|
|2022 Kia Telluride EX||$38,090|
|2022 Kia Telluride SX||$42,990|
Kia offers deals on the 2022 Kia Telluride lease price and other financing options for buyers to avail of. All of these can be seen on their official website, catered towards the local area you’ve indicated. Make sure to check this out alongside the offers of your preferred car dealer to make sure you get the best deal you can!
The 2022 Kia Telluride specs sheet shows off the 3.8-Liter Lambda V6 Engine that’s in use for all the models. It has a power output of around 291 horsepower and about 262 pounds-feet of torque output when running at 5,200 RPM. This powertrain is paired up with an Electronically-Controlled 8-Speed AT Transmission with a Sportmatic Sports Shifter. 4 Drive Modes are made available: Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. The drivetrain options for the Telluride include a Front-Wheel Drive configuration and an All-Wheel Drive configuration. The latter provides both an AWD Lock and an additional drive mode, Snow Mode, for more traction in different scenarios.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
According to EPA estimates on the fuel efficiency of the 2022 Kia Telluride, all models have the same MPG ratings which only differ according to their drivetrains. The FWD models are the most fuel-friendly while the AWD sacrifice a bit of efficiency for performance. If you’re the sort of driver to prioritize fuel costs over anything else, get yourself an FWD Kia Telluride. Below is a summary of the different MPG scores of the 2 available drivetrains:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Kia Telluride FWD||20||26||23|
|2022 Kia Telluride AWD||19||24||21|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Kia Telluride interior space has always made use of some high-quality materials. Even the base LX feels quite luxe, already coming with a slew of desirable cabin features for all passengers to enjoy. Speaking of passengers, the seating capacity of the Telluride is at 8 passengers with all three rows of seats deployed. The cargo capacity of the Kia Telluride is at 21 cubic feet from behind the 3rd row, 46 cubic feet from the 2nd row, and 87 cubic feet overall from the front row. This should be enough for stowing quite a few items whether you’re on a trip or just going home from a busy shopping trip.
Although there’s no information on axle ratios, we do know that the 2022 Kia Telluride towing capacity is at 5,000 pounds. This figure is the same among all trim levels with the option for a Trailer Tow Package for further improvement.
The infotainment system of the 2022 Kia Telluride starts off with a 10.25-inch display that’s standard to all models. It comes with the Kia Connect Suite which allows for in-car connectivity using your smart phone. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be used to its fullest extent with the Telluride, allowing for quick access to certain apps and phone features. There’s also Bluetooth functionality which helps drivers effortlessly stream media or even operate their phones in a hands-free manner. This SUV comes with a whole set of USB Charging Ports and 12V Power Outlets. Wireless Charging Capabilities only come standard to more premiere models. The audio system on the standard models is composed of 6 speakers while the premium models use a 10-speaker system sourced from Harman Kardon.
The NHTSA, a known authority in car safety, has given the 2022 Kia Telluride a full 5-stars for its overall safety rating. This is due to the large variety of safety technologies and driver-assistive features in play for nearly all the models. Although there’s some upgrade options available on other trim levels, we find that it doesn’t detract from the overall package. Some standard features you can expect include a Forward Collision-Avoidance System, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, a Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance System, Lane Departure Warnings, a Smart Cruise Control, and even a Driver Attention Warning system. Features available only on the high-tier models include a Blind-Spot View Monitor, Dynamic Parking Guidance, and other technologies.
Kia is well known for their premier warranty program which adds a lot more value to the driver’s purchase. Their limited warranty lasts for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their industry-leading powertrain warranty which spans a whole 10 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles. They also offer a 5-year anti-perforation warranty, and a 5-year roadside assistance plan should you require it.