The 2021 Kia Telluride Knocks Other 3-Row SUVs Out of the Park

It’s no secret, in any arena, that the Kia Telluride is a wildly popular and top-performing SUV. The three-row crossover continues to dominate the conversation in a variety of circles, and for a good reason. The Telluride brings an incredible value proposition to the table. And while there are several competitors in this vehicle segment, none seem to be able to hold a candle to the versatile and comfortable Telluride. At this rate, the Kia is primed to knock the other 2021 model three-row SUVs out of the park.

The official list of the best SUVs to buy in 2021

MotorTrend compiled the list of the best SUVs to buy this year. And you’re probably not surprised to learn the 2021 Kia Telluride comes out on top yet again. The critics take into consideration a variety of criteria in ranking this roster of SUVs. Style, handling, fuel economy, engine performance, and pricing go into the MotorTrend evaluation of each size SUV on the market in 2021. And according to them, the Kia Telluride is a “home run in nearly every way” in the midsize, three-row SUV class.

Some of the SUV rivals in this segment

As a testament to just how impressive the 2021 Kia Telluride really is, just take a look at the other SUVs in this segment. The Hyundai Palisade is a favorite contender among critics and offers a similar mash-up of luxury amenities and affordability. The Ford Explorer is a top performer, and the Mazda CX-9 is gaining praise for its peppy and upscale personality. And the Toyota Highlander is almost always in the top five of the various critic reviews.

While these other SUVs compete well against each other in vying for position in consumer garages, they just can’t beat the all-around perfection that the 2021 Kia Telluride offers.

The 2021 Kia Telluride can’t stop dominating

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MotorTrend didn’t just name the 2021 Kia Telluride as the best midsize, three-row SUV. The critics also crowned it with the 2020 MotorTrend SUV of the Year. But these aren’t the only lists and awards the Kia Telluride dominates. Car and Driver ranked every contender in this SUV segment from worst to best, and you guessed it. The 2021 Kia Telluride is the clear winner. CNET also named the Telluride one of the best SUVs you can buy, based on its upscale, spacious, and driving refinement. 

Why the Kia Telluride deserves all the praise

MotorTrend says the 2021 Kia Telluride continues to earn praise for a variety of key reasons. Kia has figured out how to package luxury, convenience, and value in one stylish and appealing ride. Every single detail seems to have been “thoughtfully executed,” according to this review.

Driving the Telluride will feel composed and refined, with an experience that seems more suitable for a luxury SUV class. Cargo is spacious, fuel economy is good, and the MSRP ranges are affordable for almost any budget. Buy one of these stylish SUVs from $33,415 to $43,715, tow up to 5,000 pounds, and choose between 291 hp or 262 hp. Finding your perfect variation of this SUV with three rows and within your budget may be the easiest thing you do this year.

The buzz for 2020 seemed to be all about the Kia Telluride. And we’re only a month into the new year now, but the critics are still raving about this fantastic SUV. 2021 is proving to be another stellar model year for the Telluride in this MotorTrend honors list and among others. If you haven’t had a chance to sit behind the wheel of one for yourself, consider this your reminder to do so.