2021 Telluride an In-depth Look

Only a year into its production cycle, the Kia Telluride has nevertheless been able to position itself as the midsize crossover to beat. It’s a three-row vehicle that’s spacious, tech-laden, attractive, and fun to drive. Even better, the 2021 model year—its second—welcomes a Nightfall Edition package that transforms the Telluride with unique features such as a black grille, black alloy wheels, and gloss-black exterior trim. The 2021 Telluride is split into four trim levels, which are the following:
1. LX
2. S
3. EX
4. SX
The Kia Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that provides an output of 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque for excellent acceleration. This V6 is glued to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which delivers smooth shifts. Fuel economy is estimated 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for a midsize crossover. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you have the option of going with an all-wheel drivetrain for optimized grip on slippery surfaces. With its powertrain, this 2021 Kia has a max towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

  The 2021 Kia Telluride has one of the largest interiors of its class. Passenger space is measured at 178.1 cubic feet of passenger space. Although the standard cargo hold is measured at 21 cubic feet, you can fold down the third-row seats to expand the cargo space to 46 cubic feet, or both second- and third-row seats to maximize it to 87 cubic feet. Bear in mind, though, that for the vehicle’s maximum occupancy of eight people, go with either the S or the EX. On the LX and SX, the second-row bench-style seat is replaced by a pair of captain’s seats to make this SUV a seven-seater. Expect synthetic leather upholstery, front-seat eight-way power adjustability, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard. Front-seat heating is added at the S trim level, and the EX gains genuine leather upholstery and front-seat cooling. Only the SX has driver-seat memory and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The 2021 Telluride is compatible with the UVO link app for remote access. One of its functions is remote start, which gets the engine started before you get into the vehicle. The vehicle’s smart keyless access system enables you to unlock the doors by simply having the key fob on you, and there’s a push button next to the steering wheel for starting the engine without using an ignition key. An 8-inch touchscreen interface integrates the vehicle’s infotainment functions, which include the following:
• Six-speaker AM/FM stereo system
• Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming
• Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
• USB port and audio jack for playing media from portable devices
• Five charging-only USB ports
The S gains a power sunroof, and at the EX trim level, Kia adds the following:
• Automatic climate controls in the front passenger side (in addition to the driver side)
• A sixth charging-only USB port
• 10.25-inch touchscreen (in place of the 8-inch)
• Auto-dimming ability on the rearview mirror
• Driver Talk (driver-voice amplification system)
• Quiet Mode technology for enforcing serenity in the second- and third-row sections
• Power liftgate
• Wireless phone charging
• Navigation system
Only the SX has a garage-door opener, a dual sunroof, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system.

The 2021 Kia Telluride provides driver-assistance features, which consist of the following:
• Adaptive cruise control
• Automatic emergency braking
• Pedestrian detection
• Forward collision warning
• Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert
• Lane keeping assist
• Lane departure warning
• Lane following assist
• Driver attention warning
• Rearview camera with rear parking sensors
For crash protection, the vehicle can deploy any of its seven airbags, which consist of a driver’s knee airbag, dual frontal impact airbags, dual side impact airbags, and dual side curtain airbags. Kia adds highway driving assist at the EX trim level for more driver assistance. For optimizing driving aid, however, spring for the SX, which gets high beam assist, as well as a surround-view camera that comes with both front parking sensors and rear parking ones in place of the rearview camera.

Ready to try out this 2021 Kia vehicle in Tennessee? Call us today at Greenway Kia of Franklin, a Kia Rivergate dealership in Franklin Tennesseee. With our location in Franklin Tennesseee, our Kia Tennessee dealership serves any resident in our area and others in Tennessee. One of our Kia Rivergate or Kia Tennessee specialists will be able to assist you.