Kia is on a roll! The new 2022 Kia Telluride has leaked, and the photos show a refined but classic SUV. Since the Telluride made such a splash in 2020, it isn’t a surprise the brand stuck with what drivers already know and like. Check out some of the unverified information and photos below.
Is the Kia Telluride worth the money?
The Korean Car Blog was the first to report on the leaked images of the 2022 Kia Telluride. While the images aren’t very high quality, it is the first look we’ve seen for the refreshed SUV. One of the bigger updates is the new Kia badging that will accompany all future vehicles. However, it does flow well with the design of Kia’s from the last year or so.
Since the 2021 Kia Telluride was such a hit, it makes sense there wasn’t too much to change for 2022. According to the source, the Nightfall trim has a redesigned emblem and wheel caps.
The LX trim has a glossy black front grille and chrome trim. The S, EX, and SX trim have the same gloss black front grille with satin chrome trim. In addition, all three trims have a 10.25-inch Thin-Film Transistor touch screen with a three-way split-screen feature. This is now standard for the S, EX, and SX, in addition to navigation.
The large SUVs have dual-zone automatic temperatures and automatic temperature control. Finally, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C) and Highway Driving Assist (HDA) are standard on all Telluride trims. The S also comes with wireless phone charging.
Will the Kia Telluride hold its value?
The 2021 Kia Telluride has an MSRP of $32,190. However, based on the success of the vehicle and the upgrades ahead of 2022, we can see a price increase shortly. The Telluride seats seven or eight (depending on the configuration) and has many safety features that make it a good buy for families. In fact, this has been one of the harder to track down SUVs currently on the market.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the Telluride has an expert score of 4.8 out of five stars. It is a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner and deemed an “excellent value.” One of the only cons listed is that there is no hybrid variant. While that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for 2022, it is certainly a possibility down the line.
It seems that the Kia Telluride will certainly hold its value, especially since these vehicles are so hard to come by.
Looking ahead for 2022
Kelley Blue Book suggests that the 2022 model will have the same engine as the 2021 version as there haven’t been many complaints. The 3.8L V6 is powerful enough but isn’t exactly the most fuel-efficient on the market. However, for such a big SUV, that is almost to be expected. In addition, KBB notes that the lack of fuel economy is exaggerated with the all-wheel-drive option.
One of the added benefits is Kia’s warranty. Kia has an industry-leading warranty that consists of 10-years and 1000,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage. In addition to that, there is also a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for some vehicles. Since the first year for the Telluride was only 2020, there is a good chance a used Telluride still has a bit of warranty left.
While we wait with bated breath for the official announcement of the 2022 Kia Telluride, hopefully, these leaked photos soothe buyers for now.