The 2022 Kia Telluride Is a Family Car of the Year Finalist

The 2022 Kia Telluride can’t seem to stop winning. It’s consistently ranked at the top of best SUV lists and now the Telluride is closing in on another one: Cars.com’s Family Car of the Year. The 2022 Kia Telluride is a finalist for the best family car award, along with the 2022 Kia Carnival and the 2022 Chevy Suburban. So what does the Telluride offer for families?

The 2022 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition midsize SUV
2022 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition | Kia America

Is the Kia Telluride a good family car?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is one of the best family cars you can buy – and it may soon be deemed the absolute best by Cars.com. To determine the nominees, Cars.com looked at a vehicle’s crash test results, safety features, and family-friendly attributes. The Telluride excels in each of these categories.

This wouldn’t be the Telluride’s first time winning the Family Car of the Year award, should it nab it once again. It’s won the last two years as well. The Telluride is a midsize three-row SUV with seating capacity up to eight, depending on its configuration. It’s roomy inside, though the third row may be a bit small for regular use by adults, though that’s pretty standard in this class. The Telluride also has plenty of storage space for an SUV its size, making it a great SUV for families who have to cart around kids, backpacks, and sports equipment.

The Telluride comes with a lot of features

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The 2022 Kia Telluride has updated Kia badging and automatic climate control. It comes standard with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and important safety features like forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. It also has lane keep assist and lane following assist. The LX also has rear occupant detection, which will alert you if you accidentally forget a child or pet in the backseat. In addition, the Telluride is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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. If you upgrade to a higher trim level you can get features like reverse tilt-down outside mirrors, dual sunroofs, LED Projector Beam headlights, and High Beam Assist and LED Front Fog Lights.

How much does the new Telluride cost?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride price starts at $32,790. The new Telluride comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291 hp. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Though the Telluride comes with front-wheel drive, you can upgrade to all-wheel drive as well.

One of the best parts of the 2022 Kia Telluride is the fact that it feels like a luxury SUV even though it’s not. Its technology is updated and well done, its interior is nicely appointed. Its safety features and crash test ratings make parents feel better about choosing it over some other SUVs. It’s a great family SUV.

It’s no surprise that the 2022 Kia Telluride is being considered for the title of best family car. With everything that comes in the new Telluride plus its excellence in the categories that families value, parents are choosing it as the best SUV for families already.