2021 Kia Telluride for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Even though the Kia Telluride made its debut just one model year ago, it has already amassed a remarkable following with its impressive first run. The Telluride is Kia’s largest crossover, and it can seat up to eight passengers. Unlike other midsized three-row crossovers, though, Kia’s stand-out Telluride beautifully blends practicality with luxury. Its ride quality is ultra-smooth as well, and it’s filled to the brim with top-shelf amenities and a significant number of standard active safety aids. Besides including a lot for its price point, it also gets one of the best warranties in the industry. For 2021, the Telluride introduces a stylish Nightfall Package that adds black-painted wheels and trim, as well as a Towing Package that yields an upgraded seven-pin trailer-towing wiring harness. Remote start is also now standard.
Trims and Powertrain
You’ll be able to choose from among four trim levels – the LX, S, EX, and SX – with the 2021 Kia Telluride. They all have the same powertrain, a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is available. FWD versions of the ‘21 Telluride return 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while AWD versions achieve 19 city/24 highway. The 2021 Kia Telluride can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The base LX has 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, keyless entry, remote start, push-button ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding second-row seats, and reclining 60/40 split-folding third-row seats. The S adds a sunroof, 20-inch wheels, roof rails, simulated-leather seating, additional power adjustment positions for the driver’s seat, second-row captain’s chairs (reducing capacity to seven passengers), heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. The EX loses the second-row bench seat and 18-inch wheels; however, it adds several more features like heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charger, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, second-row window sunshades, a power-adjustable passenger’s seat, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The available EX Premium Package returns the 20-inch wheels, second-row captain’s chairs, and adds LED headlights. At the top of the trim ladder, the SX yields dual sunroofs, an in-car PA system, a surround-view monitor, and memory functions for the driver’s seat. The Optional SX Prestige Package provides premium Nappa leather upholstery, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated and ventilated second-row seats. The Nightfall Package is available for the EX and SX, and it swaps in black-painted 20-inch wheels and a black-painted exterior trim.
Safety and Technology
Every 2021 Kia Telluride has the Kia Drive Wise slate of active driver aids. This consists of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and a driver attention warning system. All trims also receive standard adaptive cruise control, rear occupant alert, safe exit assist (which helps backseat passengers leave the vehicle safely on the driver’s side), and reverse parking distance warning.
The LX supports a decent selection of tech for a base trim, as it includes an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, one USB data port, five USB charge ports, and a six-speaker audio system. The EX upgrades to a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, while the SX s a premium 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.