Exactly how big is the 2020 Kia Telluride?
The 2022 Kia Telluride is the largest SUV made by Kia, boasting a spacious cabin, three rows of seats and the ability to fit seven or eight passengers depending on the trim level.
It’s the perfect car for large families who want to fit everyone comfortably, as well as all their gear.
The range of features, the advanced safety tech and the unique boxy styling are all factors that add to the appeal of the Telluride.
In this blog post, we will cover the official dimensions of the 2022 Kia Telluride, including its length, width, height, wheelbase, ground clearance and more, as well as how it compares to the Kia Sorento and its main rivals.
For those who are interested in the large Kia SUV that seats 7 or 8 people but aren’t sure if the size fits your needs, continue reading to find out exactly how big Kia Telluride SUV really is.
2022 Kia Telluride exterior measurements
Kia Telluride is 196.9 inches long and 78.3 inches wide, while the wheelbase measures 114.2 inches. When you put the measurements together, it’s clear to see that the Telluride is considerably large SUV.
If you want to know how much gear you can cram into the Telluride, you will be interested to hear that it offers more room behind the third row than most of its competitors, with 46 cubic feet of cargo room when the third row is folded. With the second row folded, the cargo spaces expands to 87 cubes.
roof rails (in.)
|Height, with |
roof rails (in.)
|Ground clearance||8.0 in.|
Kia Telluride size compared to Sorento
The next biggest SUV in Kia’s range is the Sorento. The Sorento is a midsize SUV which is considerably smaller than the Telluride. This means that for customers who find the Telluride’s size a little too big for their particular needs, the Sorento offers a great alternative.
Inspite of the smaller size, the Sorento offers seating for (up to) seven passengers, and offers plenty of useable room inside the cabin. The third row seats are smaller than the ones in the Telluride, making it more suitable for smaller kids, though.
We’ve listed the most important vehicle dimensions in the comparison table below, which you can check out to see exactly what the size differences are between the Kia Telluride and the Kia Sorento.
|Dimensions||Kia Sorento||Kia Telluride|
|Length||189.0 in.||196.9 in.|
|Width||74.4 in.||78.3 in.|
|Height||66.3 in.||68.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||109.4 in.||114.2 in.|
|Ground clearance||7.3 in.||8.0 in.|
volume (cu. ft.)
|154.2 cu. ft.||178.1 cu. ft.|
Kia Telluride ground clearance
Ground clearance is an important factor to consider when looking at a vehicle’s dimensions, especially if you are looking to purchase a 4×4 SUV that you can take off-road.
The 2022 Kia Telluride has a fairly high 8 inches of ground clearance, which means it is capable of straying off the beaten track and into adventure territory.
Exterior size compared to rivals
In the midsize three-row crossover SUV segment, the new Telluride is standing strong among its American-built rivals, including the Chevrolet Traverse, the Volkswagen Atlas, the Honda Pilot and the sixth-generation Ford Explorer.
Take, for instance, the sixth generation Ford Explorer. According to the Kelly Blue Book, the third row of the Explorer “is tiny and almost unusable by adults”. It’s also only available in a six or seven-seat configuration, making the Kia Telluride a more appealing choice for larger families due to the 8-seater configuration option available on the higher trim levels.
The 2022 Kia Telluride also has a competitive edge over the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas when it comes to the seating capacity; the Atlas can only fit up to seven passengers, whereas the Telluride can fit up to eight.
It’s not all about passenger room though – cargo room is also important, and that’s where the Kia Telluride has an advantage over the Honda Pilot, which only offers offers 16 cubic feet of cargo room.
Check out the comparison table below to see the rest of the Kia Telluride’s dimensions compared alongside the dimensions of other popular large SUVs in the market.
Telluride’s large enough for everyone
The measurements don’t lie – the 2022 Kia Telluride is a big and roomy SUV that offers generous exterior dimensions (not to mention its impressive features, tech and styling), making it perfect for large families who want a practical car for commuting during the week and an SUV that’s capable of some light off-roading on the weekend.
So if you want a good three-row SUV that won’t blow your budget or cramp your style (or your passengers), you really can’t look past the Telluride 3-row SUV!