Trucks & SUVs

How Expensive is a Fully Loaded 2021 Kia Telluride?

The Kia Telluride has bulldozed a new name for the brand. In fact, with some tactical imagination, the once underrated car manufacturer has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to the introduction of vehicles like the Telluride. Sliding into home base to steal the spotlight in a needy market of third-row-seat SUVs, there are so many reasons that the Kia Telluride has gained traction so quickly among drivers. So, what if you wanted to splurge and upgrade to the highest trim level with all of the options and enjoy all options that the 2021 Kia Telluride has to offer?

The Kia Telluride

Another year for the Telluride shows that it is, and will remain, a top competitor for third-row-seat SUVs. There are many reasons to love the car, too; from the unique and modern appearances to the overwhelming amount of features and qualities, it is easy to see why just one test drive gets so many people hooked. With a starting price of just $32,190, the 2021 Kia Telluride gives you more than what you pay for, but you can expect to pay a pretty penny more for a fully-loaded model.

2021 Telluride Nightfall Edition Black driving by an office building
2021 Telluride Nightfall Edition Black | Kia

Base model to fully loaded

The base model of the 2021 Kia Telluride offers plenty to keep you safe and happy. Automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detecting, rear occupant alert, and rear-cross traffic alert are just the tip of the iceberg when listing the standard safety features. Upgrading from the base model to the highest trim with all of the fix-ins, you get just a touch more luxury that brings the price up to a still modest $42,190. With the highest trim, the 2021 Kia Telluride SX, you get dual sunroofs, LED projector high beams with high beam assist, LED front fog lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a handful of satin chrome trim pieces and accents that you won’t see on any of the mid-range models.

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition from the back
2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition | Kia

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A three-row SUV with so much to offer

Even at its fully loaded price, the 2021 Kia Telluride is still well within modest pricing for vehicles of the same size that also offer third-row seating. Amongst competitors, however, you might not find quite as many safety features or luxuries, and on top of that, the brand’s newer SUV just stands out from the crowd. But wait — there’s more!

Add on the Nightfall addition for another $1,300, and you won’t be disappointed. It’s the completely blacked-out and totally cool edition of the car that gives you just another leg-up in appearances, and you’ll totally look like the secret service driving around town. A completely black grille, black trim pieces, and stunning black wheels give this car the final step up to making it one of the best looking three-row seat SUVs on the road, all for under $45,000.

A Kia Telluride is seen during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT
The Kia Telluride | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports

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Of course, the base model still has plenty to offer if you don’t want to pay extra for the top trim level and Nightfall edition, but with such a competitive price for both, we wouldn’t really blame you for making the upgrade.