2022 Kia Telluride Trims: Which One Should You Buy?

The 2022 Kia Telluride is sure to be as popular as the 2021 Kia Telluride. That means it will probably be insanely popular, and you may even find yourself considering buying one. Perhaps the biggest problem you’ll face when purchasing the 2022 Telluride is which one to buy. With four different 2022 Kia Telluride trims, how do you know which one is right for you?

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The base level 2022 Kia Telluride trim is the LX

If you want a simple, no-nonsense SUV, the 2022 Kia Telluride trim known as the LX may be just right for you. The 2022 Kia Telluride LX has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291-hp and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The LX can seat up to eight passengers and has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a push-button as well as remote start.

The 2022 Kia Telluride LX comes with some 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.

The 2022 Telluride S has a bit more style

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If you want to spend a little bit more on your new SUV, you can get a bit more style with the 2022 Kia Telluride S. This model includes a front grille and gloss black insert, like the LX. Yet rather than chrome surround, the S comes with satin chrome surround. It may be a minor touch, but it has a big impact. The front and rear skid plates in the Telluride S also have a premium silver finish. The Kia Telluride S starts at $35,290.

The Telluride EX comes with a power liftgate

Then you have the 2022 Kia Telluride EX. This comes with power-folding outside mirrors and door handles that are the same color as the body of the EX. This feature is actually the same in only the LX. If you want a sunroof, you’ll have to get either the S or the EX, as they’re the only 2022 Kia Telluride trim levels with that feature.

The 2022 Telluride EX also comes with a power liftgate, as does its slightly more expensive sibling, the SX. These two models also include sound-absorbing front door window glass. The 2022 Telluride EX will cost you $37,790.

The 2022 Kia Telluride SX is the most high-end SUV

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Only the 2022 Kia Telluride SX comes with reverse tilt-down outside mirrors. While the S and EX have a power sunroof, only the SX comes with dual sunroofs, letting even more light into the cabin of your SUV. Only the SX comes with Aero Wiper blades and LED Projector Beam headlights. It also has High Beam Assist and LED Front Fog Lights.

The wheels on the 2022 KiaTelluride SX also differentiate it from other models. The 2022 SX comes with black sport finish on the 20-inch alloy wheels. And while other models have six speakers, only the SX has ten. The 2022 Telluride SX is the most expensive trim, at $42,690.

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