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The 2022 Kia Telluride is such a top-performing SUV that you’re probably already pretty familiar with it. It’s got three rows, plenty of passenger and storage space, and an upscale styling that makes it feel like a luxury SUV. It’s consistently at the top of sales charts and award lists, and now the Telluride can add another title: the Best Family Car of 2022. That’s what the Car Connection says, and there’s lots of evidence that says they’re right to think so.

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is the best SUV for a family

The 2022 Kia Telluride has a lot going for it, especially if you’re shopping for a family. According to The Car Connection, the 2022 Telluride wins its second Best Family Car to Buy award for very good reasons. The Car Connection loves “its chic look, composed ride, good safety ratings, and three comfortable rows of seating.”

The Telluride has “Range-Rover levels of swagger”

Another one of the reasons that the 2022 Kia Telluride is considered the best family SUV is its luxury. While it isn’t technically a luxury SUV, and it doesn’t cost luxury SUV prices, it’s nice enough to make you legitimately torn between it and a Range Rover. The Car Connection especially liked that it’s “rugged and luxury with a squared-off profile and satin trim finish.”

The 2022 Telluride comes standard with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a push-button as well as remote start. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top of the Telluride trim levels is the SX. The SX has a power liftgate and sound-absorbing front door window glass, as well as reverse tilt-down outside mirrors, dual sunroofs, and LED Projector Beam headlights. High Beam Assist and LED Front Fog Lights also comes in the 2022 Telluride SX.

How much does a 2022 Kia Telluride cost?

The 2022 Kia Telluride price starts at $32,790 for the base model SX. This is a pretty affordable price for a three-row SUV, and one that’s as nice as the Telluride. The base model Telluride has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291-hp and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Car Connection notes that the Telluride’s weight – it’s roughly 4,500 pounds – makes it somewhat sluggish when it’s trying to move quickly off the line.

As the trim levels increase, so does the price, as expected. Still, even the Telluride SX is a pretty reasonable $45,518. Considering that the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover price starts at $93,350, the 2022 Kia Telluride is a pretty good deal. As The Car Connection, “It’s a family hauler that looks like it costs twice as much as it does while fitting up to eight passengers.”

The 2022 Kia Telluride is definitely the kind of SUV that appeals to families. Even large families can buy the Telluride and fit comfortably. With its three rows, upscale interior, and up-to-date technology, the 2022 Kia Telluride is certainly deserving of the title of best family SUV.


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