2022 Kia Telluride LX Base Model (Buying Guide)

Kia Telluride LX

8 things you need to know about the Kia Telluride LX 2022 trim level.

The new Kia Telluride comes with a choice of 4 different trim levels and the LX trim servs as the base model.

The starting price of the 2022 Kia Telluride LX base model is just $32.790, which is excellent value for what you get with this big SUV.

We have decided to dig a little deeper into what you get with the entry-level Telluride LX, which is why we have created a list of 8 things that you need to know about one of the best large SUV’s currently available in the United States.

We are going to look at things like available engine options and specs, exterior colors, interior colors, pricing, MPG, AWD availability, tire size, fuel tank size, and towing capacity, so let’s get right to it.

2022 Kia Telluride LX

  • Engine & transmission specs
  • MPG
  • MSRP
  • AWD availability
  • Exterior colors
  • Tire size
  • Towing capacity
  • Seating capacity

1. 2022 Kia Telluride LX engine specs

Regardless of the trim level you choose with the Telluride SUV, you are going to get the same engine. Under the hood of the 2022 Telluride LX is a 3.8-liter V6 engine with some serious power.

The V6 engine employs gasoline direct inject technology to deliver 291 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, as well as 262 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Engine3,8L V6
Horsepower291 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque262 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission8-speed automatic

2. Telluride LX fuel economy figures

Considering its size, the 2022 Kia Telluride LX is relatively good on fuel. If you go with the LX and front-wheel-drive (FWD), the fuel economy numbers of the 2022 Telluride LX come in at 20 / 26 / 23 mpg (city / highway / combined). If, on the other hand, you go with the AWD version of the LX trim level, you can expect to get 19 / 24 / 21 mpg (city / highway / combined).

Fuel economyCity / Highway / Combined
FWD20 / 26 / 23
AWD19 / 24 / 21

3. Does Kia Telluride LX come with AWD?

The base Kia Telluride LX comes with standard front-wheel-drive (FWD). The good news is that all-wheel-drive comes as an option. However, this comes at an extra cost. Those looking to go with the Telluride LX AWD model will need to add $2,000 to the starting price.


4. 2022 Kia Telluride base model MSRP

Since the LX serves as the base trim level, it is the most affordable in the Kia Telluride range at just $32,790. As mentioned earlier, the AWD version is a little more expensive at $34,790. These prices exclude the destination fee of $1,225.

5. Telluride LX exterior color options

There are 9 different exterior color options available across the Telluride range, although just 6 of those colors are available for the 2022 Kia Telluride LX. The table below shows the availability of exterior color options.

Color nameLX trim level
Snow White PearlYes
Gravity GreyYes
Everlasting SilverYes
Ebony BlackYes
Glacial White PearlYes
Wolf GrayNo
Dark MossNo
Black CopperNo

6. Tire size

The new Kia Telluride LX rides on 18-inch tires sized at P245/60 R18. The FWD versions comes equipped with Pirelli Scorpion Zero stock tires, while the AWD model gets Michelin Primacy Tour stock tires.

7. Towing capacity

The Telluride is a bit of a beats when it comes to towing, with all trim levels able to pull a maximum of 5,000 lbs. The Towing Package is not available in the base LX trim level, but it can be easily added as a dealer installed accessory at an extra cost of $475 (which is not a huge investment).

8. Telluride LX seating capacity

The Telluride is a lrage SUV designed to seat 7 or 8 people, with the entry level LX model offering seating for 8 people. The 8-passenger seats are offered in Sofino synthetic leather seat trim.

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