2022 Kia Telluride S (Buying Guide)

Kia Telluride S

8 facts to know about the 2022 Kia Telluride S trim level.

Kia Telluride large SUV may be a new kid on the block, but that doesn’t mean it is in any way inferior to other big SUVs currently on sale in the United States.

As a matter of fact, this tends to be one of the hottest large SUVs available right now!

Proving that are a huge number of rave reviews that the Telluride has received from the automotive media so far, as well as the model’s fast rising US sales figures.

With that being said, let’s have a look at what is it that makes the Telluride such an attractive buying option.

In this particular blog post, we are going to look at the 2022 Kia Telluride S (trim level).

The S is one of the 4 Kia Telluride trim levels available for the 2022 model year. It is positioned above the entry-level LX and below the EX, and SX trim levels.

There are several important things you need to learn about the Telluride S before buying, so let’s have a look at the 8 most important facts and figures.

2022 Kia Telluride S

  • Pricing
  • AWD availability
  • Engine & transmission options
  • MPG figures
  • Exterior colors
  • Tire size
  • Towing capacity
  • Seating capacity

1. Price of 2022 Kia Telluride S (AWD / FWD)

Kia TellurideMSRP
LX$32.790 (FWD) / $34.790 (AWD)
S$35.290 (FWD) / $37.290 (AWD)
EX$37.790 (FWD) / $39.790 (AWD)
SX$42.690 (FWD) / $44.690 (AWD)

The 2022 Kia Telluride S FWD (front-wheel-drive) comes with a starting price of $35,290 (excluding destination).

Adding optional all-wheel-drive system increases cost by $2.000, so expect to pay $37.290 for the 2022 Telluride S with AWD.

2. Does the Telluride S offer AWD?


All Kia Telluride models come standard with front wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel-drive is optional and is available on all trim levels, including the S trim. That comes, however, at an extra cost of $2.000.

3. Engine & transmission specifications

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

Under the hood of the new Kia Telluride S you will find a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 engine generating 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Coupled with the engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While this is the only available engine and gearbox option in this big Kia SUV, it is good enough to smoothly and efficiently move the vehicle all around.

4. How fuel efficient is Kia Telluride S?

MPGCity / Highway / Combined
FWD20 / 26 / 23
AWD19 / 24 / 21

Fuel-economy figures for the 2022 Kia Telluride S are on par with its main rivals in the segment.

The Telluride S is rated at 20 mpg city, 26 highway and 23 combined for the front-wheel drive model and 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for the model with all-wheel-drive.

5. Eight color options of the 2022 Telluride S

ColorsS trim level
Snow White PearlYes
Gravity GreyYes
Everlasting SilverYes
Dark MossYes
Ebony BlackYes
Glacial White PearlYes
Black CopperYes
Wolf GrayNo

Nine different exterior colors are available across the entire Kia Telluride range. Listed below are 8 available colors on the 2022 Telluride S trim level.

6. Size of Kia Telluride S tires

The 2022 Telluride S comes fitted with very attractive looking 20-inch machined finish alloy wheels. This is an upgrade from the base LX model. The size of tires is P245/50 R20.

7. Towing capacity of Telluride S

The towing capacity of the Telluride 2022 is rated at 5.000 lbs. It is the same for the FWD and AWD versions of the Kia large SUV.

8. Seating capacity

Finally, the 2022 Kia Telluride S is a 7-seater with second row captain’s chairs. Driver’s seat is power adjustable.

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