2021 Kia Telluride LX vs 2021 Kia Telluride SX

Kia Telluride LX

  • Standard Engine3.8L I-6
  • Horsepower291
  • MPG (city/hwy) *20 / 26
  • Seats8
  • UpholsteryLeatherette
  • Heated/Cooled SeatsN/A

Kia Telluride SX

  • Standard Engine3.8L I-6
  • Horsepower291
  • MPG (city/hwy) *20 / 26
  • Seats7
  • UpholsteryLeather
  • Heated/Cooled SeatsStandard

Specs at a Glance

The 2021 Kia Telluride is a top-rated SUV. It comes in multiple trims to provide you with many options for your own needs in a car. Two standout trim levels for the Kia Telluride are the LX and the SX. The LX is the first trim level, and the SX is the top trim level. No matter which trim you choose, you'll see that the Telluride has a solid all-around package of performance, looks, and luxury. The 2021 Telluride ranks #1 in its class of midsize SUVs, and it is still an affordable and value-oriented car. The base trim has a well-equipped cabin, while the SX piles on the maximum works.


The base trim and top trim levels of the 2021 Kia Telluride have the same engine. They are both driven by a 3.8L engine with six cylinders. The Kia's engine can produce a maximum power output that almost reaches 300 HP. Its torque is 262 LB-FT with the base and top trim levels. An automatic transmission is standard across the lineup. The Kia Telluride has standard front-wheel drive for its drivetrain on both trim levels, but you can also opt for all-wheel drive as an alternative. The Kia tows up to 5,00 pounds, which is a leading tow rating for its class.


Whether you get the base trim or top trim of the Kia Telluride, you'll see that it has a lavish and distinctive exterior. The base trim level has 18-inch wheels and a choice of six colors. Some additional paint color choices are added to the SX trim level. Roof rails are standard with the Kia Telluride. The base trim has a gray front grille and skid plates with a silver finish. The top trim level adds larger 20-inch wheels and dual sunroofs. It has automatic windshield wipers as well, and it comes with black exterior trim accents.


The base trim and top trim of the 2021 Kia Telluride have their distinctive list of features. To start with, the Kia Telluride has simulated leather seats, an eight-inch display, and air conditioning controls for the first and second rows. The base trim seats eight people. You'll get a USB media port along with five separate USB charge ports. The top trim level adds heated seats in front and captain's chairs for seven seating. It also has premium leather upholstery and ventilated seats in both rows.

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* Kia started a program to restate the fuel economy ratings for some of our vehicles. The vehicles affected include: 2011-2012 model year Optima Hybrids, 2012-2013 model year Rios, Souls and Sportages, and certain 2012-2013 model year Sorentos equipped with GDI engines. 
If a vehicle you own is included, we invite you to visit the site to learn how Kia is addressing this issue-which includes compensating current and former owners for fuel costs associated with MPG rating adjustments. Kia America, Inc. has also announced that it has entered into a preliminary settlement agreement with attorneys representing owners of affected vehicles. The site also provides information about that preliminary settlement.

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