2022 Kia Telluride MSRP Starts At $32,790

Kia Telluride MSRP
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Kia Motors America reveal pricing of the Telluride 8-seater SUV!

Kia made a big splash with the official unveiling of their new large 8-seater SUV in the United States. They are now making an even bigger impact with the announcement of the 2022 Kia Telluride pricing.

If you were wondering how much does the 2022 Kia Telluride cost, we can now reveal the actual prices for all available trim levels.

The new Kia 3-row SUV hit the US Kia dealerships this spring and comes available in 4 unique trim levels; the base LX, S, EX and range-topping SX.

Regardless of trim levels, each and every Telluride is powered by a 3.8L V6 engine, which generates 291 horsepower (262 lb-ft of torque). Coupled to this highly-advanced powerplant is the 8-speed automatic transmission, which delivers power to all four wheels (FWD standard).

2022 Kia Telluride price

Kia TellurideConfigurationMSRP
LXFWD$32,790
LXAWD$34,790
SFWD$35,290
SAWD$37,290
EXFWD$37,790
EXAWD$39,790
SXFWD$42,690
SXAWD$44,590
SX-P$46.890

* Destination charge not included, costs $1,225

MSRP of 2022 Kia Telluride LX

Kia Telluride LX
Photo: Kia Telluride LX

The LX trim level serves as the base model for the 2022 Telluride and comes with a starting price of $32,790 (excluding the destination fee).

While it may be the base model, the LX is still loaded with a ton of great features that includes SOFINO synthetic leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen with UVO infotainment system and navigation, 18-inch alloy wheels, smart key push button start, 6 USB ports, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as a huge list of active safety features.

The safety features that come as standard include forward collision avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist with rear-cross traffic collision avoidance assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality.

Pricing of Kia Telluride S (2022)

Sitting above the base model in the Telluride range is the S trim level, which comes with a starting price of $35,290. With this trim level, you get everything that we mentioned in the LX, with a little more besides.

The extra goodies begin with larger 20-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, unique Kia signature grille design and exterior trim, front power sunroof, 10-way power driver seat and heated front seats, and 7-passenger seating with captain chairs in the second row.

Cost of 2022 Telluride EX

As we move on, we come to the Telluride EX, which means seeing the upholstery move up to real leather. You will also find 18-inch “machined finish” alloy wheels on the EX, while the infotainment screen on the inside gets extended to 10.25 inches.

The first-row seats are both heated and ventilated, but the driver also gets an 8-way adjustable seat. The second row in the EX is a bench and that means 8 people can fit comfortably. There is also a power liftgate found around back. The 2020 Kia Telluride EX costs $37,790.

Range-topping 2022 Kia Telluride SX price

Kia Telluride SX is a model that deserves to be at the top of the range, as it comes with a stunning array of features for a starting price of $44,590.

Besides all the items mentioned on other trim levels, the SX also adds 20-inch black sport alloy wheels, Harman Kardon premium audio system, LED fog lights and projector beam headlights, dual sunroofs, surround view monitor, interior mood lighting and second row captain’s chairs.

2022 Telluride SX-P: $46.890

If you still want some extra (luxury) features, you can purchase the optional SX-P trim level, which costs 46.890. Included in this bundle are the attractive Nappa leather upholstery, head-up display, heated steering wheel, and second-row heated and ventilated seats. AWD is also a part of this great package!

Price vs. rivals

Taking into account the cost of shipping, the base Kia Telluride 2022 LX starts at $32,790. At that entry level price, it is less expensive than the 2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Honda Pilot.

ModelStarting MSRP
Kia Telluride 2022 (MY)$32,790
Honda Pilot 2021 (MY)$35,425
Toyota Highlander 2021 (MY)$35,085

As of now there wasn’t much of a difference between the pricing of a Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander.

With the just-recent full makeover, however, the Highlander has seen a big increase in price for the 2020 model year. The 2021 Toyota Highlander MSRP, however, starts at $35.085, which is significantly higher than the base Kia Telluride.

Compared to the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2022 Kia Telluride also come cheaper. With the amazing number of standard features, as well as the automotive industry leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty should help nudge Kia ahead of its rivals.

4 comments

  1. Jtz says:

    Is this the New Kia-World?!
    If so NICE!!! Anyway I like the New Telluride. This time, unlike the Borrego, the timing is right on time. This is one hell of a design. It even looks better than 2020 Ford Explorer.

  2. keea says:

    Yup Jtz, this is the new “kia-world”, rebranded to theKEEA.com. The website is still in the testing phase, so I haven’t done the official announcement just yet.

    But, it’s good to have you here! 😉

  3. Jamayl Agomo says:

    Hi Himi!!! Aka keea now!!! Keep up the good work you been keeping this blog up for at least about 15years now? We go back to the Spectra before the ceed even existed. That’s a long time and longest Kia blog I know.

    Now look at Kia now and this blog. 15 years ago, I would had laughed if you told me back then Kia was going to have an AWD car fast enough to race the Ford Shelby and Porsche and not laughable if the Kia Stinger lost to them!

  4. keea says:

    It’s me, yes! 🙂

    I’ve kept this blog up and running (lately slightly less actively) for more than 10 years. Not 15 yet, but getting close!

    Kia has come a long way indeed and they are now (finally) being recognized as one of the worlds top carmakers.

    Their “revolution” began with the launch of the Peter Schreyer -designed Kia KEE concept. And I relaunching the “kia-world” blog as the KEEA, so a similar “revolution” has happened to this blog as well.

    Hopefully, you (and other Kia fans) will like it as much as the previous one. 🙂

    I’ll try my best to keep it updated on a daily basis…

    P.S. this website is still in testing phase and will be officially launched at the beginning of March.

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