2022 Kia Telluride for Sale in West Springfield, MA
When the Kia Telluride made its highly anticipated debut in 2020, it took the midsized crossover class into all-new terrain. The Telluride distinguished itself from the pack with its looks – rugged but still sophisticated – and abundant standard features. Time and again it has been praised for its unique attributes, with some prestigious awards and distinctions. Believe it or not, there are some improvements to the 2022 version of this winner of a vehicle. Some are simply aesthetic: the brand-new Kia badge and restyled radiator grille, for instance. But the more important improvement is in the added standard equipment. The LX and S trims now get highway driving assist and navigation-based adaptive cruise control, and all trims now come with dual-zone automatic climate control, an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and integrated navigation.
Trims and Powertrain
Kia makes the ’22 Telluride in four trims: LX, S, EX, and SX. Most can seat up to eight passengers, but seating capacity will be dropped to seven with the available second-row captain’s chairs. The partners in the powertrain are a 3.8-liter V6 engine (291 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. EPA estimates indicate that Tellurides with FWD return 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and those with AWD get 19 city/24 highway. This is a practical vehicle for many reasons, one of which is its ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The LX aims to please with amenities like remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control with rear-seat settings, a power driver’s seat, heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, keyless entry and ignition, synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three 12-volt power outlets, a USB media port, five USB charging ports, 60/40-split fold-down second- and third-row seats, and a handy dual-level cargo floor. The infotainment system has a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a six-speaker sound system.
To top it off, the LX gets the Kia Drive Wise bundle of advanced safety technologies, which consists of forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, rear parking sensors, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist.
The S trim takes on a sportier look and feel with larger wheels, roof rails, dual exhaust pipes, a moonroof, chrome exterior trim, and front and rear skid plates. Its roster of features is expanded with heated front seats, a wireless phone charger, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce seating from eight to seven.
The EX goes back to the eight-passenger capacity with the second-row bench seat and gives those passengers sunshades and an armrest with cup holders. Some high-end equipment is also added: power-folding side mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power front passenger’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and genuine wood trim in the interior. If you opt for the AWD EX, a heated steering wheel will be included. The EX is also eligible for the EX Premium Package, which will put back the captain’s chairs and provide LED headlights, as well as the Tow Package, which includes a self-leveling rear suspension.
The SX has everything mentioned for the EX, with the contents of the EX Premium Package coming standard. Its other added features are fog lights, a second moonroof, a 7-inch instrument cluster, position memory settings (for the driver’s seat and side mirrors), stainless-steel pedals and door-sill trim, ambient interior lighting, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. In the driver-assist department, it adds a surround-view camera system, front parking sensors, and a blind-spot view monitor. The optional SX Prestige Package will issue rain-sensing wipers, Nappa leather upholstery, a head-up display, heated and ventilated second-row seats, and a 110-volt power outlet. As with the EX, the Tow Package is available.
Equipment By Trim
The LX comes with a full slate of notable features. These include 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear-seat automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, a USB media port, five USB charging ports, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding second-row seats, 60/40 split-folding third-row seats, and a dual-level cargo floor. The S gains 20-inch wheels, a moonroof, roof rails, dual exhaust ports, chrome exterior trim, a silver front and rear skid plate, second-row captain’s chairs (which will reduce seating to seven), a wireless smartphone charger, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. Even the mandatory rearview camera is upgraded with dynamic parking guidance.
The EX returns the second-row bench seat and 18-inch wheels, but it adds power-folding side mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, ventilated front seats, second-row window sunshades, six USB charging ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a second-row armrest with cupholders, and woodgrain interior accents. A heated steering wheel is standard with AWD. The EX Premium Package returns the 20-inch wheels and captain’s chairs and bundles LED headlights.
The top-of-the-line SX has all of the above plus fog lights, two moonroofs, a 7-inch instrument cluster, memory functions for the driver’s seat, reverse tilt-down side mirrors, stainless-steel pedals and doorsill trim, and ambient interior lighting. The optional SX Prestige Package issues Nappa leather upholstery, a head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated second-row seats, and a 110-volt power outlet. There’s also a Towing Package available for the EX and SX that includes a self-leveling rear suspension, as well as an optional Nightfall Package for the same trims that provides gloss black exterior trim and roof rails, black-painted 20-inch wheels, a black grille, and black headlight and fog light bezels.
Active Safety Features and Infotainment
Every 2022 Telluride trim comes with Kia Drive Wise, the proprietary suite of advanced driver aids. This safety enhancer includes forward collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, navigation-based adaptive cruise control, highway driving assist, driver attention warning, rear parking sensors, rear occupant alert, and safe exit assist. The SX adds a surround-view camera system, front parking sensors, and a blind-spot view monitor.
For staying entertained and connected, the LX, S, and EX have an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen that contains integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. The SX is properly loaded with a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.