Consumer Reports Awards 2022 Kia Telluride 3-Row SUV of the Year

It can be so hard to buy a new car. Not only are there seemingly endless models to choose from, you also have to sort through things like safety ratings and features. Throw in comfort and drivability, and car shopping can be downright exhausting. Luckily, Consumer Reports has tested nearly every vehicle out there, and it’s released its list of the best 2022 SUVs, cars, trucks, and vans. The 2022 Kia Telluride has taken home the Best 3-Row SUV of 2022, and that’s really no surprise.

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

What is the highest-rated SUV according to Consumer Reports?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is the best three-row SUV of the year, according to Consumer Reports. This isn’t the first year that the Telluride has been one of the top SUVs. Consumer Reports notes that it’s the third year that theTelluride has been a Top Pick – and it’s only been around for three years.

There’s a lot to love about the Telluride. Consumer reports says that “The Kia does everything well,” and touts its road-test score of 97 as well as excellent reliability and owner satisfaction scores. It adds that This is a roomy SUV with a comfortable ride; it’s easy to access and enjoyable to drive.

How does Consumer Reports determine the best SUVs?

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To find the best three-row SUV of the year, Consumer Reports looked at vehicles’ overall ratings. To win, the Kia Telluride had to have one of the top overall scores in its category. consumer reports also figured in its road test score, reliabiity rating, owner satisfaction score, and safety equipment and crash test ratings.

Safety equipment is also important. Winning vehicles must have forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and as of this year, automatic emergency braking that works at highway speeds.

How much is the 2022 Kia Telluride?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride price starts at $32,790. This 2022 Kia Telluride cost is for the base model, the LX. 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 also seat up to eight passengers and has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a push-button as well as remote start. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

There are some new changes for the 2022 Kia Telluride, but nothing major. It has an updated Kia badging and automatic climate control as well as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. The things that are important haven’t changed. Consumer Reports writes, “The boxy shape ensures plenty of room for the driver, passengers, and cargo. The controls are simple, and storage is abundant. In an age of gimmicks, Kia’s straightforward approach is refreshing, and we appreciate the thoughtful details throughout.”

The 2022 Kia Telluride truly deserves its Best SUV of 2022 title. Consumer Reports has done the heavy research and testing for you, and the results are persuasive. Not only is the new Telluride a solid SUV, it is roomy enough for a family, stylish enough to rival a luxury vehicle, and safe enough to make it a serious contender for your SUV of our choice.

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