Consumer Reports and Edmunds Couldn’t Agree More Over the 2021 Kia Telluride

Major car reviewers don’t always agree when it comes to cars, but when they do, it means a lot. Of course, reviewers focus on the same general areas of each vehicle, such as comfort, safety, and drive quality, but some focus on other aspects such as unexpected features or vehicle history. With the 2021 Kia Telluride, however, Edmunds and Consumer Reports, two major car testers, and reviewers couldn’t agree more.

A dark gray Kia Telluride
A Kia Telluride | Michael Kovac, Getty Images, Turner Sports

Does Edmunds recommend the 2021 Kia Telluride?

The 2021 Kia Telluride received high marks from Edmunds in just about every category, resulting in an overall score of an 8.4 out of 10. Edmunds averages this score by individually rating many of the categories that consumers are looking for when it comes to a new car. With a rating so high, it is clear that the Telluride knocks these individual categories out of the ballpark, such as drive quality, technology, comfort, and value.

A Kia Telluride on display
Kia Telluride | Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images, IMG

Does Consumer Reports recommend the 2021 Kia Telluride?

Like Edmunds, Consumer Reports raved about how great the 2021 Kia Telluride is. Rather than rating cares on a scale of 1 – 10, Consumer Reports using a different rating system based on slightly different factors. Either way, it also received a high score of 96 out of a potential 100, making it one of the highest-rated SUVs of its class.

It also receives a check-mark recommendation from Consumer Reports, and the website highlights the care of having a high rating for predicted reliability, expected owner satisfaction, and road test.

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It’s a win by a landslide

While bother reviewers may not agree on everything, it is clear that the 2021 Kia Telluride is a winner by a landslide. What makes this pairing of ratings even more valuable is that they aren’t necessarily based on the exact same criteria, with each reviewer taking different aspects of the SUV and history into account. Together, the agreement between the websites only strengthens works to reinforce each other.

There are plenty of things to highlight about the 2021 Kia Telluride. It’s drive quality and interior give it the experience of a much more expensive vehicle, even though it it one of the more affordable SUVs on the market — well, at least when compared to true luxury performance SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus.

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It isn’t really a surprise to anyone that the 2021 Kia Telluride is rated too highly by reviewers as these two prominent websites have, and as they are in agreement, it is clear that the new Telluride is definitely worth your consideration.