With a 68% sales increase (year-over-year), the Kia Telluride is one of the hottest-selling SUVs in the country. Having launched in 2019, the Telluride continues to make improvements and challenge the ultra-competitive midsize SUV segment.
For the 2022 model year, the Telluride gets subtle but significant updates, including the new Kia badging. In case you missed it, Kia redesigned its logo in 2021, and this newest iteration is starting to roll out to all of its vehicles.
Let’s take a look at the changes for the 2022 Telluride.
If you spot the 2022 Telluride on the road you might think it’s the same as the 2021 version. But a closer look reveals some aesthetic changes. Other than the aforementioned new Kia logo, other cosmetic changes include:
Similar to the exterior changes, there aren’t a lot, but there are some changes of note for the 2022 Telluride. Interior changes include:
For all trims Kia added a navigation-based Smart Cruise Control system.
Mechanically the Telluride is unchanged for the 2022 model year. It’s still powered by a 3.8L V-6 GDI engine that makes 291 hp/262 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s available in both all-wheel drive (AWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD). There are five trim levels total for the Telluride.
Pricing by trim:
The Korean automaker continues to challenge much of its competition and produce high-quality, regularly updated vehicles. The Telluride has made quite a splash after only a few years on the market. The sales increase shows it has the public’s attention. Though the changes are minor, it’s good to see Kia doing its best to keep the Telluride fresh.