2022 Kia Telluride Features & Options (By Trim Level)

Kia Telluride trim levels (comparison)
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Must-read comparison of the Kia Telluride trim levels: LX vs. S vs. EX vs. range-topping SX.

The new Kia Telluride is a large and luxurious SUV with the starting price of $32,790. The 8-seatr Kia SUV comes packed with a plethora of features, and offers spacious cabin with three rows of seats.

If you’re on the hunt for a new large SUV and you want to get plenty of bang for your buck, you should definitely take a closer look at the 2022 Kia Telluride!

What makes this Kia “off roader” a truly fantastic choice for new car buyers is the impressive range of features that it comes with. In fact, there are more than 170 features to choose from, which makes it truly tailorable to consumers’ particular needs and wants.

Some of those features are standard, while others are optional and exclusive to certain trim levels and packages. The 2022 Kia Telluride is available in 4 unique trim levels: the LX, S, EX and SX, as well as three optional packages, including the 8-Passenger Seating Package, Towing Package and Prestige Package.

In this Kia blog post, we are going to compare the four trim levels side by side to discover all of the features that are available; we will tell you which features come as standard and which come as optional.

To make things easier to understand, we have split the features into eight different categories, with each of them providing more insight into the available options:

2022 Kia Telluride

  • Alloy wheels
  • Lighting (front & rear)
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Seating & trim
  • Comfort, convenience & tech
  • Safety
  • Drive Wise

Kia Telluride trim levels compared (LX vs. S vs. EX vs. SX)

Each of the 8 comparison tables includes a list of available Kia Telluride trim levels and features.

Features classified as “S” come standard with that particular trim level, while “O” signifies that the feature is optional. The ” – ” symbol means this feature is not available on that particular Telluride trim level.

S = Standard

O = Optional

— Not available


Kia Telluride alloy wheel options

The 2022 Kia Telluride comes available with two different sizes of alloy wheels and tires. Depending on the trim level, customers can opt for either the 18-inch or 20-inch alloys.

The table below details which Telluride trim level comes standard with 18-inch alloys, and which gets you the 20-inch alloys. It also lists which colors are available for each trim level, including Machine Finish, Painted Finish, and Black Sport Finish.

Alloy wheelsLXSEXSX
18-inch alloy wheelsS
18-inch alloy wheels
with machined finish
S
20-inch alloy wheels
with machined finish
SO
20-inch alloy wheels
with black finish
S
20-inch alloy wheels
with black bezels,
and Nightfall edition
design
OO
Temporary spare
wheel tire
SSSS

Lighting options

The new Kia Telluride comes available with different lighting options, front and rear.

The lower trim levels come with standard lighting technology like halogen headlights or bulb-type lamps, while the higher trim levels receive more advanced lighting features, such as LED headlights and LED fog lights.

LightingLXSEXSX
Front
Projector-style
headlights
SSS
LED high and low
projector-style
headlights
OS
LED positioning
lights
SSSS
LED Daytime
Running Lights
(DRL)
SSSS
Auto light controlSSSS
LED fog lights
with black bezels
S
Rear
Rear combination
lamps (Bulb type)
SS
LED rear combination
lamps
SS
LED High Mounted
Stop Lamp
SSSS

Exterior appearance of Kia Telluride 2022

The outward appearance of the 2022 Kia Telluride will differ slightly depending on what particular trim level you opt for.

As expected, the range-topping SX trim level will offer a more distinctive look, including larger alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips, dual sunroofs, premium finishes such as satin chrome, and low-profile roof rails.

Find out which trim levels enhance the looks of the Telluride.

ExteriorLXSEXSX
Body-color outside
door handles
SSO
Satin chrome and
body-color outside
door handles
SS
Body-color power
adjustable outside
mirrors, heated with
integrated LED turn
signals
SSSS
Power-folding outside
mirrors
SS
Reverse tilt-down
power outside mirrors
S
Solar front door
windows and
windshield
SSSS
Privacy rear windows,
3rd row/ cargo side
glass & liftgate glass
SSSS
Acoustic front
windshield
SSSS
Acoustic front door
windows
SS
Conventional wiper
blades
SSS
Aero wiper bladesS
Front variable
intermittent
windshield wipers
SSSS
Front Rain-sensing
windshield
wipers
O
Low washer fluid
warning system
SSSS
Black wheel arch &
side sill molding
treatment
SSSS
Gloss black insert with
chrome surround trim
& new Kia logo
S
Gloss black insert with
satin chrome surround
trim & new Kia logo
SSS
Exclusive Nightfall
design grille insert
OO
Body-color bumpersSSSS
Body-color front
bumper side air
duct garnish
S
Satin chrome front
bumper side air
duct garnish
SSS
Gloss-black finish
front bumper side
air duct garnish
OO
Non-painted skid
plate
S
Silver painted
skid plate
SSS
Gloss-black finish
skid plate
OO
Chrome lower door
garnish
(front & rear)
SS
Satin chrome lower
door garnish
(front & rear)
SS
Gloss-black finish
lower door garnish
(front and rear)
SS
Chrome DLO
surround molding
SS
Satin Chrome DLO
surround molding
SS
Gloss-black finish
DLO surround
molding
OO
Twin exhaust tipsSSS
Roof rails – silver
finish
SS
Roof rails – satin
chrome (anodized)
finish
OS
Gloss-black finish
roof rails
OO
Body-color rear
spoiler
SSSS
Power tilt-slide
sunroof
SS
Dual sunroof with
front tilt-slide
functionality
S
Deluxe stainless
steel door scuff
plates
S

Kia Telluride interior features

The 2022 Kia Telluride’s interior has been praised for its comfort and spaciousness, along with its impressive range of infotainment and convenience features.

Standard features include air conditioning, Smart Key with push-button start, three 12V power outlets and five USB charging ports, six speakers, and an 8-inch touch-screen display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth, to name just a few.

The higher trim levels include features that add a touch of luxury to the driving experience, including a 64-color mood lighting system, premium nappa leather trim, a Harman Kardon 10-speaker audio system, a 10.25-inch touch-screen display, as well as heated front and second-row seats.

Kia Telluride interior features
InteriorLXSEXSX
Tilt and telescopic
steering column
SSSS
3.5″ TFT LCD segment
meter cluster
SSS
7″ color TFT LCD
supervision meter
cluster
S
Metal paint crashpad
trim
SS
Wood hydrographics
crashpad trim
SS
RheostatSSSS
Trip computerSSSS
Day/night interior
rear-view mirror
SS
Auto-dimming
rear-view mirror
S
Auto-dimming
rear-view mirror
with Homelink®
S
64 color mood lampS
Overhead console
lamp (bulb type)
S
LED overhead
console lamp
SSS
2nd row lamps
(Bulb type)
S
LED 2nd row lampSSS
3rd row/cargo
lamp (Bulb type)
S
LED 3rd row/cargo
lamp
SSS
Front door
courtesy
reflectors
SSSS
Front and rear
side door
pockets
SSSS
Overhead console
with sunglass
holder
SSSS
Dual sunvisors,
sliding with vanity
mirrors
SSSS
Premium cloth
sunvisor
O
Illuminated vanity
mirrors (Bulb type)
S
LED Illuminated
vanity mirrors
SSS
Floor console with
center armrest,
cup holders,
side handles
and storage box
SSSS
Floor console synthetic
leather wrapped side
handles
SS
2nd-row center armrest
with cup holders
SS
Cup holders at luggage
side trim
SSSS
Premium cloth headliner
trim
O
Premium cloth wrapped
A/B-pillar trim
O
Chrome interior door
handles
SS
Satin Chrome interior
door handles
SS
Synthetic leather
wrapped door armrest
SSSS
2nd-row sunshade
screens
SS
2-way luggage boardSSSS
Carpet Floor MatsOOOO
Deluxe stainless steel
pedals
S

Comfort & convenience features in the 2022 Telluride

Kia Telluride comfort & convenience features

The list of comfort-enhancing interior features continues with the convenient Push-Button Start thanks to the Smart Key, plus dual-zone air conditioning.

Entertainment is provided by the 10.25-inch navigation display unit, which features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as SIRIUS, Bluetooth, and a Harman Kardon surround sound audio system.

See the table below to find out which features come standard, and which are optional.

Comfort, convenience
& technology
LXSEXSX
Dual zone automatic
temperature control
SSSS
Auto Window DefoggerSSSS
Positive Temperature
coefficient heater
OOOO
Rear automatic
temperature
control
SSSS
Rear ducts – ceiling
mounted with Diffuse
vents (2nd & 3rd row)
SSSS
10.25-inch TFT navigation
display with Radio/
Android Auto/Apple
CarPlay, SIRIUS,
Bluetooth, voice
recognition, driver talk,
quiet mode & integrated
rear view camera
(AVN 5.0)
SSSS
Telematics Mobile Unit –
Embedded Modem (TMU)
SSSS
6 speakers (including 2
tweeters)
SSS
10 speakers (including
center speaker, subwoofer
and external amplifier)
S
Harman Kardon surround
sound audio system
S
Apple CarPlay™SSSS
Android Auto™SSSS
Wireless phone chargersSS
USB input jackSSSS
Bluetooth® wireless
technology with voice
recognition
SSSS
USB charging ports
(x5)
SSSS
USB charging ports
(x6)
SS
Power outlets (x3)SSSS
110V InverterO
Power windows with
auto up/down and safety
SSSS
Steering wheel-mounted
audio controls
SSSS
Driver and Passenger’s
central door lock
SSSS
Push-button start with
Smart Key and burglar
alarm
SSSS
Remote Engine Start
button on Key Fob
SSSS
Smart (Hands-free) Power
liftgate with
programmable operation
SS
Drive Mode Select (DMS):
Comfort / Eco / Sport / Smart
SSSS

Kia Telluride 3-row seating configurations

Seating options in Kia Telluride 3-row SUV

Kia Telluride is a 3-row SUV that offers seating for 7 or 8 people.

Depending on trim level, the 2022 Kia Telluride comes loaded with luxury features such as the Nappa leather, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel and 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

The Telluride also offers different seating options, including the 2nd-row 60/40 split-folding bench seats or 2nd-row 50/50 split-folding captain chairs. The third row comes standard with 60/40 split-folding bench seats on all Kia Telluride trim levels.

Find complete details about the seating options in the 2022 Kia Telluride, as well as the available features, in the comparison table below.

Seating & trimLXSEXSX
SynTex Seating Material
(Synthetic Leather)
SS
Leather seat trimSS
Premium Nappa leather
seat trim
O
8-way power adjustable
driver’s seat with 2-way
power lumbar support
SSS
10-way power adjustable
driver’s seat with 2-way
power lumbar support,
seat extension and
thigh support
S
Integrated Memory System
(IMS) for driver’s seat and
outside mirror position
S
8-way power adjustable
passenger seat
SS
Heated front seats with
3 settings
SSS
Ventilated front seats
with 3 settings
SS
2nd-row one-touch slide
and fold
SSSS
2nd-row 60/40
split-folding
bench seats
SS
2nd-row 50/50
split-folding
captain chairs
SOS
2nd-row heated seats
with 3 settings
O
2nd-row ventilated seats
with 3 settings
O
2nd-row remote
folding buttons
(in cargo area)
SSSS
3rd-row 60/40
split-folding
bench seats
SSSS
Front seatback pocketsSSSS
Front seatback hooksSSSS
3rd-row seatback
hooks
SSSS
Up/down adjustable
front headrests
SSSS
Up/down adjustable
2nd-row headrests
(bench)
SS
Up/down adjustable 2nd-row headrests (captain chairs)SOS
Up/down adjustable
3rd-row headrests
SSSS
Leather-wrapped
steering wheel
SSSS
Leather-wrapped shift
knob
SSS
Heated steering wheelOO

Safety features of new Kia Telluride

As you would expect of a Kia vehicle, the Telluride comes equipped with a number of safety features, including dual front, side curtain and driver’s side knee airbags, rollover sensor, hill start assist control (HAC), anti-lock brakes (ABS) and vehicle stability management (VSM), plus more.

All of these safety features come standard on every Telluride model, meaning it’s the same across all trim levels.

You will be pleased to note that the Telluride has earned good safety scores in every crash test, and has been named a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Safety & securityLXSEXSX
Dual front advanced
airbags
SSSS
Dual front seat-mounted
side airbags
SSSS
Full-length side curtain
airbags
SSSS
Driver’s knee airbagSSSS
Rollover sensorSSSS
Side impact sensorSSSS
3-point seat beltsSSSS
Anti-lock Brake System
(ABS)
SSSS
Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)
SSSS
Hill-start Assist Control
(HAC)
SSSS
Trailer Stability Assist
(TSA)
SSSS
Torque Vectoring Corner
Control (TVCC)
SSSS
Vehicle Stability
Management (VSM)
SSSS
Electronic Parking Brake
(EPB)
SSSS
Tire-Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) high-line
SSSS
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH)
SSSS
Safe Exit AssistSSSS
Rear Occupant Alert
with Ultrasonic Sensors
(2nd and 3rd Rows)
SSSS
ImmobilizerSSSS

Kia Telluride Drive Wise

The Kia Drive Wise is a suite of active safety features that use cameras, sensors, radar and onboard computers to help alert drivers of hazards and intervene to reduce the risk of accidents.

The use of these technologies means you can have a safer and less stressful driving experience. See the table below to find out which of the Drive Wise features are standard and optional on the different trim levels of the 2022 Kia Telluride.

Drive WiseLXSEXSX
AWD Modes: AWD
Lock and Snow
OOOO
Blind Spot Collision –
Avoidance
Assist-Rear (BCA-R)
SSSS
Blind-Spot View Monitor
(BVM)
S
Driver Attention Warning
(DAW)
SSSS
Forward Collision
Avoidance with
Pedestrian Detection
(FCA)
SSSS
Forward Collision
Warning (FCW)
SSSS
High Beam Assist
(HBA)
OS
Highway Driving Assist
(HDA)
SSSS
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
SSSS
Lane Following Assist
(LFA)
SSSS
Lane Keeping Assist
(LKA)
SSSS
Navigation-based smart
cruise control-curve
NSCC-C (improves HDA
& LKA)
SSSS
Parking Distance
Warning – Reverse
(PDW-R)
SSSS
Parking Distance
Warning – Forward
(PDW-F)
S
Rear Cross-Traffic
Collision – Avoidance
Assist (RCCA)
SSSS
Rear View Monitor
(RVM) with Parking
Guidance – Dynamic
SSSS
Smart Cruise Control
(SCC) with STOP & GO
(S&G)
SSSS
Surround View
Monitor (SVM)
S
Head Up Display (HUD)O

The 2022 Kia Telluride provides a balance of luxury and practicality, while still being reasonably priced. With such a huge range of different standard and optional features to choose from, it’s an SUV that can be tailored to everyone’s particular desires.

Together with its advanced technology and safety features, spacious interior and comfortable third row, plus its off-road capability, we’re sure you’ll be seeing plenty more Telluride SUVs on the road very soon!

One thought on “2022 Kia Telluride Features & Options (By Trim Level)

  1. H L Drye says:

    An informative and well written comparison of the Telluride that will made my purchase decision much easier.

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