2021 Kia Telluride Changes, Specs, Price & Release Date

2021 Kia Telluride packs a long list of standard features, a spacious interior with advanced technology, and has impressive handling control. The price starts from $31,990 for the base version, such an affordable midsize SUV right now.

As the biggest company of the SUV, Kia hosts the sophisticated mid-size three-row SUV next year through New Kia Telluride. After this first generation arrived, they directly planned to bring the second generation through New Kia Telluride.

Know this is going to happen; people expect no significant change from the previous one. Because Telluride has succeeded took over the market’s attention with the automaker’s crossover design, which is bold and luxurious. Thus, within the upcoming 2021 Telluride, the look might have no noticeable change.

The Telluride was a concept in 2016 by Kia Motors. But the actual production starts kicking off in the spring of 2019. Since the first debuted, Kia has knows who the target is. They bring this vehicle for people in mid-class with a promise of luxury, stylish, and affordable value. This what makes a good reason why it is worth waiting for the 2021 Kia Telluride comes to the showroom. Be ready to catch a view of a complete bucket of a cheap-small car.

About the Telluride

Before we tell you more about the 2021 Telluride details, we want to share a little story about Telluride. So, you can catch the point of why this car is so impressive for SUV lovers. We have mentioned at a glance above about this car.

Now we continue after you know that the Telluride has been planned since 2016. Another fact is interesting because the first concept was finally redesigned after Brandon Maxwell’s collection hit the New York Fashion Week catwalk in 2018. His group was the inspiration for this card design.

Today the Telluride is counted as the most prominent car producer in the US. Thus, through the Telluride, Kia hopes to compete with the rivals, for example, the 2021 Honda Pilot or the sixth generation of Ford Explorer. They are the players of mid-size three-row crossover SUV cars.

On the other hand, if you want to compare the Telluride from the engine, it seems Kia puts themselves equal with the Mazda CX-9 or the Ford Explorer.

2021 Kia Telluride Release Date & Price

The comparison will be more interesting if you see it from the price side. Indeed, Kia hasn’t released the official number yet. But we can give you the estimated range of this upcoming 2021 Telluride price. As your reference, the 2019 Kia Telluride is up to $44,500 at its best price.

So, that number probably won’t change too much. You can expect the 2021 Telluride will be in the range of $32,000 until $45,000. Hopefully, before spring in 2020, Kia announces the total price. Then, you can decide to have this SUV or not.

If you are looking for information related to Telluride, then you will find many good reviews. There is no wonder because Kia Telluride stands out in the three-row class competition. Let’s take a peek inside the 2021 Kia Telluride to prove how impressive this SUV vehicle is

2021 Kia Telluride Interior Images

2021 Kia Telluride Interior & Exterior Updates

We can say that Telluride is typically a family car. It is comfortable for eight passengers inside. Moreover, you will be amazed by the entertainment technology there.

Kia put the standard 8-inch touchscreen, while you can get more significant if you buy the premium one, then you will get a 10.3-inch touchscreen. As for the seat, whether you choose the standard or premium, Kia places the best leather. Also, the trimming and materials are of higher quality than the previous one.

Don’t be a worry. We won’t forget you to give a hint from the exterior. Now you can imagine how this Telluride looks like. All we can say is that this car is impressively luxurious with its upright stance, large wheels and mesh grille, and vertical headlights. Even though some of their fans take pros and cons, that is enough to show a stylish SUV.

2021 Kia Telluride Colors

Exterior ColorInterior Color
Dark Moss Black Nappa Leather Seat Trim
Snow White PearlBlack Sofino Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
Everlasting SilverGray Sofino Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
Gravity GrayBlack Leather Seat Trim
Ebony BlackGray Leather Seat Trim
Black CopperButterscotch Leather Seat Trim
SangriaGray Nappa Leather Seat Trim
Glacial White PearlDune Brown Nappa Leather Seat Trim
Wolf GrayEspresso Brown Leather Seat Trim

2021 Kia Telluride Specifications

The engine could be the primary consideration of buying a car. Thus, it is necessary to know more in-depth moreover when you already know the last details. At least you can imagine the comparison.

The 2021 Telluride engine is a V6 engine with a 3.8-liter that works for 291-horsepower. Furthermore, this engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission so that you will feel the setup ships of the front wheel as standard or all the wheel with fantastic options as all-wheel drive.

Knowing this capability, we think it is expected when the markets hope it remains the only powertrain option.

Power Comparison with the main Competitor


2021 Kia Telluride (Expected)

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Hyundai Palisade







3.8L, Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.8L, Naturally Aspirated V6







8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


291 hp @ 6,000 rpm 

280 hp @ 6,000 rpm

310 hp @ 6,800 rpm

291 hp @ 6,000 rpm


262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

266 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

Powertrain Detail

Engine3.8-liter Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6
Displacement3,778 cc
Horsepower291 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque262 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Compression Ratio13:1
Fuel Economy20/26/23
Fuel Tank Capacity18.8 gal.

Safety Features

You don’t need to be in doubt when talking about Telluride safety. Kia Telluride is an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick. It is because Telluride got many achievements. Those are good ratings for all crash tests, good judgment for the LED projectors, and an excellent review for front-crash prevention with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.

More than that, Kia also completes this 2021 Telluride with other safety features, such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitors. Those are just pieces you can expect before taste the real one.

Other important Features

We have told you about the safety features and what’s inside the cabin. Surprisingly, Kia has some more to offer for its users.

The touchscreen in your dashboard is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, you can enjoy music from the USB too. Driving will be more fun with 630 watts Harman Kardon system with 10-speakers. To make your trip more convenient, 360 degrees camera system is ready to help you whenever you are.

Those are about the 2021 Kia Telluride information you might want to know. Kia is more than enough to put some technologies and touches on their new Telluride. Don’t be confused if this car will be around your neighborhood once it is released.

Will there be a 2021 Kia Telluride?

Yes, of course. but for the 2021 model, we are not expecting significant changes to the Telluride.

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