For drivers that need or want a three-row mid-size SUV and keep reading about how the 2022 Kia Telluride is the best of them all--it is time to start believing the hype. With incredibly handsome looks, a luxurious cabin environment, plenty of space, and unrivaled value, the Telluride executes its mission flawlessly.
It has hard to improve upon greatness, but Kia makes some small changes for the 2022 model to improve its value to drivers. All 2022 Telluride models receive Kia's new-look logo, which is prominently displayed on a grille, rear liftgate, and steering wheel cover that were slightly restyled. On all trim levels, the Telluride adds its large 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as fully automatic temperature control. In addition, all models now come with semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control that even adjusts the vehicle's speed going into and out of corners.
Kia has not yet released pricing on the Telluride's Canadian models, but there are expected to be four trim levels and a similar starting price ($46,195) to the 2021 model. The Telluride is such a good vehicle that even the top-of-the-line trim level offers great value. The SX Limited model will start around $54,000 and come standard with a heads-up display, heated and air-cooled second row seats, captain's chairs in the second row, LED taillights, leather seats, dual sunroof, driver memory system, 360-degree camera monitoring system, and more.
Under the hood of every 2022 Kia Telluride resides a naturally aspirated V6 engine that delivers 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). With eight inches of ground clearance for off-road excursions, the Telluride can also tow up to 2,267kg.
Kia ensures that all models of the 2022 Telluride come well-equipped with a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. On higher trim levels, the system adds in wireless smartphone charging, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a 110-volt power inverter. A fun communication feature is Driver Talk, in which the driver's voice is amplified through speakers in the back two rows.
Kia offers a robust package of safety features on all its 2022 Telluride models, including blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane follow assist, driver attention alert system, forward collision-avoidance assist, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, and rearview monitor. In addition, front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera monitoring system come standard on all but the lowest level model.
Kia offers the best comprehensive warranty coverage among automobile manufacturers. Its limited warranty covers five years or 60,000km, and its powertrain warranty covers 10 years of 100,000km.
This warranty coverage, along with the high-tech standard features and handsome styling that Kia provides, makes the 2022 Telluride the best choice in its class. Bessada Kia can arrange for a test drive and get drivers into the Telluride model that is right for them.