How the 2022 Kia Telluride ‘Vaulted’ Its Way to the Top

The 2022 Kia Telluride is currently one of the most beloved SUVs on the market. It’s popular among individuals and families alike for its stylish good looks, versatility, and excellent reliability and owner satisfaction scores. Even Consumer Reports loves the new Telluride and ranks it first among SUVs.

Everlasting Silver 2022 Kia Telluride parked in a forest
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

Why is the 2022 Kia Telluride so popular?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is an all-around great SUV. Consumer Reports writes that it “vaulted its way nearly to the top of the standings, thanks to its refined driving experience, user-friendly controls, thoughtful features, and vast cargo room.” The Kia Telluride isn’t just a spacious three-row SUV, it also makes sense. Its layout is simple, its controls are easy to use, and it has enough storage space to make it highly functional for many families.

Owners of the new Telluride love it. It has a predicte owner satisfaction score of 5/5. That’s thanks to surveys that Consumer Reports sends out. Telluride owners gave the Telluride excellent scores. Its driving experience scores an 87/100 while the comfort gets a 90/100. The styling is a 94/100, though value is just a 57/100.

Are Kia Tellurides reliable?

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The 2022 Kia Telluride scores a 5/5 for predicted reliability. In addition, both the 2020 and 2021 Toyota Highlanders also get perfect 5/5 reliability ratings. So do the 2020 and 2021 Kia Telluride.

The predicted owner satisfaction rating for the 2022 Kia Telluride is slightly higher than that of the 2022 Toyota Highlander, however. It has a perfect rating while the Highlander gets a (still respectable) 4/5. Telluride owners historically have been very happy with the driving experience, comfort, and styling of their SUVs. Even value gets a 57/100, which is pretty good and enough for first place.

How much does the Telluride cost?

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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. 

The 2022 Kia Telluride S is next up the Telluride ladder. It comes with the same font grille and black insert as the LX, but it has chrome details, and the front and rear skid plates have a premium finish. The 2022 Kia Telluride S starts at $35,290.

The 2022 Kia Telluride EX is in between the Telluride S and Telluride SX. The Telluride EX comes with power-folding outside mirrors and body-colored door handles. You can only get a sunroof with either the S or the EX. It also comes with a power liftgate and sound-absorbing front door window glass. The 2022 Kia Telluride EX starts at $37,790.At the top of the Kia Telluride trim options is the 2022 Kia Telluride SX. Like the EX, the SX comes with a power liftgate and sound-absorbing front door window glass. 

The 2022 Kia Telluride combines style, comfort, and reliabilty at a pretty reasonable price. It feels like a luxury SUV at a family SUV price. If you’re looking for a great SUV for yourself or your family, the 2022 Kia Telluride just might fit the bill.

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