The Telluride was introduced just a year ago, but it has had such an incredible impact on the full-size SUV segment that it feels like it has been around a lot longer than that. The 2021 Kia Telluride is a follow-up to the launch model. As you would expect following such a great success, there are no major changes. There are, however, some significant updates. Kia has upgraded the trailering equipment with a seven-pin wiring kit and has added a button to the key fob to start your Telluride remotely. The automaker has also introduced a blacked-out Nightfall Edition appearance package. Let us explore these changes in greater detail, and you can contact Jim Shorkey Kia for the latest information.
The wheelbase measures 114.2 inches. The length, width and height are 196.9, 78.3 and 68.9 inches, respectively, and the minimum ground clearance is 8 inches. All Telluride models have four doors and a rear power liftgate, and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard. Twenty-inch wheels become standard with the S trim along with roof rails. The EX trim adds a sensor-based liftgate and LED headlamps. The new Nightfall Edition features special black exterior trim and a unique black-painted wheel design.
The 2021 Kia Telluride near Pittsburgh has three rows and provides more than 157 cubic feet of passenger volume. It seats eight in the default configuration—2-3-3—or seven if you opt for captain’s chairs in the second row. Front-, second- and third-row legroom are 41.4, 42.4 and 31.4 inches, respectively. The dedicated cargo area is 21 cubic feet, and you get up to 46 cubes with the back row folded and 87 cubes with both rear rows folded. The Telluride is available at our dealership near Greensburg Monroeville Irwin Pittsburgh in four trims: LX, S, EX and SX. The base package features simulated leather upholstery and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Front-wheel drive is the default, but Kia gives you the option of all-wheel drive at all trim levels. Mechanical features include a strut front suspension, a multilink rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes with an antilock braking system. A rear self-leveling suspension is available by opting for either the EX or SX trim level along with the trailering package.
Kia puts the same 3.8-liter engine under the hood of every 2021 Kia Telluride model. It makes more than 290 horsepower and more than 260 pound-feet of torque, and Kia pairs it with an eight-speed automatic. The Telluride has a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds. Trailering equipment is available, and with that proper equipment your Telluride can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. As mentioned in the mechanical section, when you choosing the towing upgrade along with either the EX or SX trim level, a self-leveling suspension is included. While this enhancement does not increase towing or payload ratings, it does improve the ride comfort and handling of the vehicle while under load.
The 2021 Kia Telluride near Pittsburgh has been selected as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. It has also received a five-star rating from the NHTSA. All model’s have Kia’s latest Uvo infotainment system with a rearview camera system, Bluetooth, Apple and Android device integration and many other features. An 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard. A 10.3-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system and wireless charging are all optional. The standard driver assistance technologies include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, a forward collision detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and rear cross-path detection. In fact, there are no driver aids for the Telluride that are not included standard.
Would you like to test-drive the 2021 Kia Telluride near Pittsburgh? You can do that at our Kia dealership near Greensburg Monroeville Irwin Pittsburgh at your earliest convenience. While we do schedule appointments, doing so is never required. You can also call us or contact Jim Shorkey Kia via email or text. We are happy to provide quotes and other information. If you shop with us online, assistance is readily available via live chat. We can answer questions, discuss the latest specials, provide you custom quotes, value your trade-in, assist you with financing and leasing preapproval and much more!
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