2022 Kia Telluride

MSRP range: $32,790 - $44,590
4.3 out of 5 stars(12)
MSRP$36,015
Average price paid$37,741
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2022 Kia Telluride videos

MARK TAKAHASHI: This is the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, a three-row, midsize SUV that just got a full redesign. As the newest entrant into this class, we thought we'd see how it stacks up against the top rated Kia Telluride, which would be lurking ominously over my shoulder. Over the course of this video, we'll go over everything you need to know about this new Pathfinder and which might be the right pick for you. Before we get into all of that, do us a favor, hit Like and Subscribe below to get all the latest Edmunds content. And head over to edmunds.com/sellmycar to get a cash offer on your vehicle. Pathfinder pricing starts just below $35,000 for the base front-wheel drive S trim. At the very top of the range is the Platinum all-wheel drive that maxes out at almost $50,000. All-wheel drive is available on all trims for $1,900. This is the upper mid-range Pathfinder SL all-wheel drive with the optional SL premium package that adds a bunch of the top platinum trims features for another $2,900. That sticker comes in just over $45,000. That Telluride right back there is the top SX trim. It has a few options to kick the price past $50,000. But for the sake of this comparison, we're going to ignore them. With this in mind, these SUVs are very close in terms of price and features. Both of them have a power liftgate, the usual raft of advanced safety features, premium audio, navigation, and heated second row captain's chairs. The Pathfinder gains a slight advantage with its wireless phone integration and tow hitch, while the Telluride gets power folding mirrors. It's almost as though Nissan used the Telluride as a target for all this stuff. In general, the Telluride is less expensive and has more features in lower trims. In higher trims like these, they're pretty much even. As far as styling goes, well, I've already been a fan of the Telluride. But I have to say, I'm a fan of this Pathfinder as well. I like where Nissan is going with these wraparound headlights that give it a futuristic look. And the Chrome V grille looks a lot better than previous Nissans. Around the back, there's this huge Pathfinder badge that reminds me of something you'd see on a Range Rover. I have to admit, I don't hate it. Up front, the Pathfinder has plenty to offer in terms of comfort and convenience. These seats are well-cushioned for hours of comfortable driving. And there's enough adjustments so that shorter and taller drivers will be able to find their optimal position no matter what. The infotainment system features this nice, big touch screen that's within easy reach. It could be a little bit higher, closer into the driver's sightlines. But as it is, it's actually pretty fine. Further down, we have easy to use and very intuitive climate controls. And they work really well. I haven't really needed to adjust them much. And we're in the middle of a pretty serious heat wave here in LA. Down here, we have this rubberized, wireless charging pad, which keeps your phone from knocking around, and some large cup holders. There's a nice, big bin here. That means you should have plenty of places to put all of your stuff on a long road trip. I also like this rubberized tray here in front of the passenger. It gives them extra storage for their phone and personal effects as well. One thing that I didn't quite see at first was this huge bin underneath the center console. It's a great place to keep things out of view from prying eyes, even though it is a little bit out of the way. I will say that I like the interior design a little bit more in the Telluride, but honestly, it's really close between the two. That also applies to materials quality. All my elbow touch points are adequately padded. And overall, they're using some really nice materials in here that we're not used to seeing from Nissan, to be frank. But there are a few nitpicks. And you know, when I'm nit picking, that's generally a good sign for the car. There are some mismatched materials. There's this kind of weird plastic, seems a little bit out of place, that surrounds the gear selector. And I'm not a big fan of this kind of diamond plate rubberized pattern here in the door. But it does match the other rubberized surfaces. Overall, you can consider me impressed by the front seats of this Pathfinder. But let's check out the back seats. To use a technical term, there is a metric crap-ton of space back here. Look at this. There's a ton of space between my knees and the back of the seat and tons of space for my feet underneath. But the seat is slid all the way back, which is its default position. More likely than not, I'll be up here, which is still just fine. And these seats, they recline way back, so you can probably catch a few Zs back here on a road trip. Like the front seats, there are these ripstop nylon inserts right where you'd normally see a lot of wear. So that should probably keep these looking pretty sharp for several years. One thing back here with these captain's chairs is the center console. Usually these might get in the way, and sometimes you want to keep that space open because it might be easier for smaller kids to go through here than pushing the seat forward. Nissan has a solution. It's removable, and you don't need tools to do it. Check it out. Pull off the panel, feel for the lever, look at that. It's just that easy. There you go. And now it's back. That's a pretty smart solution that gives owners a lot more flexibility than you'd see in a normal SUV. Normally, we'd see this in a minivan or something. Right in front, we also have a separate climate control for the middle row of seats as well as a USB-C and USB-A port. Of course, this is a three row SUV, so it's time to check out number three. Let's see how easy it is to get back there. Pathfinder has a one-button touch to release. And it gives a pretty decent opening. Whoo, I have to say, it's a little bit easier to get into the back seats than the Telluride. But here's the problem. The second row, it defaults to its furthest back position. So I am really pressed up against the back of this thing. You really want to have that memory like the Telluride has. [BEEP] SPEAKER: What's probably even more rare for this class is the comfort and access to the third row. Now, the third row in most midsize SUVs are normally reserved for kids or adults in a pinch. There are only a handful of competitors that have paid as much attention to the third row accommodations as Kia has. The release button for the seats is easy enough for kids to use. And the pass through is about as generous as it gets. MARK TAKAHASHI: When you get to the back seat of the Telluride, the middle's rows will remember where they were set before. They won't go all the way back into my knees like they are now. So this is a little bit of a nit pick, I must say. Plus there's a lot of metal stuff underneath the seat that has these symbols to say not to step on. So a little easier space wise, but it kind of evens out when you have that seat pushed all the way back on your knees. As far as space goes for the passenger though, well, there's not a lot of thigh support. But that's pretty typical for a third row. They're really not meant for adults. They're meant for occasional use by smaller passengers and kids. But I have plenty of headroom. And I don't feel that cramped. This window here helps open it up, doesn't make it feel constrained. And on the other side there, there is a USB-A port. Not bad. Now, getting out is easy too, because there's another single button release on the back of the second row. Behind the third row, you have 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space which is pretty good. But the Telluride does have more at 21 cubic feet. The kicker for the Pathfinder is, you have this huge bin underneath, and the lid stays open. You also have these sturdy dividers, so that means you can put your groceries back here, and when you get home, you're not going to have some messy salad back here. Folding the seats is pretty easy. Just flip the headrest forward, and hit that little latch. Pretty effortless. At its maximum, the Pathfinder can hold up to 80.5 cubic feet of cargo, and that's loaded to the top. Compared to the Telluride, it's pretty close, which holds 87 cubic feet. Nissan claims you can get a sheet of plywood back here, but my credit's not good enough to buy a whole sheet of plywood right now. But I do have a tape measure. Now, from edge to edge, we've got more than 48 inches. But going all the way to the top, it's not quite 96 inches. So you'll probably have to have the hatch slightly open and have some tie downs wrapped around that plywood. But that is a handy amount of space that I could have used when I had some cabinetry projects a few months ago. Under the hood of the Pathfinder is the same 3 and 1/2 liter V6 from last generation, it's good for 284 horsepower and 259 pound feet of torque. The difference this time around is there's no continuously variable transmission. Instead, we have a good old-fashioned 9-speed automatic, which should greatly improved driving dynamics. Almost compares really well against the Telluride's 291 horsepower out of its 3.8 liter V6. Fuel economy comes in an EPA estimated 23 MPG whether you go with front or all-wheel drive. The top platinum trim will drop that down by one MPG though. That's slightly better than the Telluride by about one or two miles, depending on which trim you go with. Towing is one of the Pathfinder's key strength. And this new one can pull up to 6,000 pounds. That's a full thousand pounds more than Telluride can. The thing is, neither of these offer an integrated brake controller. But the Pathfinder does have trailer sway control, while the Telluride has a self-leveling rear suspension. But enough of all these specs. Let's see how this drives. Acceleration is potent. You really only need about half the throttle to get up to highway speeds. And if you floor it, it really doesn't sound like you're beating up on the engine either. The Pathfinder's previous generation's CVT was better than most others. It kind of reduced the droning, but it was subject to some indecisiveness at higher engine speeds. This new transmission, it's a regular automatic. It has no such problem. None of that droning that sounds like a wounded cow. Like when you're getting on a freeway, sometimes that old Pathfinder was just kind of [MOOING]. It really wasn't good. When it comes to braking, there's not a whole lot to talk about here. And that's a good sign. It doesn't really poke out as being too jumpy or too soft. And it's easy to come to a nice, smooth, limo stop. When it comes to three-row midsize SUVs, you don't really go to these for sporty handling. And that's pretty evident with this Pathfinder. It feels heavy behind the wheel, even though it really isn't that much heavier than Telluride. But at the same time, it instills confidence. It doesn't feel out of sorts on a really tight and twisty road. And when you're on the highway, it's pleasantly quiet. There is some low frequency boominess. It's almost like you went swimming and you got some water stuck in your ear, that kind of muffled thud. But it's not a problem. It's not that prominent. You only hear when you turn the radio completely off. While we're out here driving, let's talk about all the advanced safety features and driver assistance. The adaptive cruise control, it's really good on the open highway, but when you're in traffic or in the city, not so much. The adaptive cruise control can be really, really slow off the line if you're stopped, so slow that cars might honk behind you or just go around you and cut you off. Also, when you're in denser traffic, it can be a little abrupt on the brakes, a little late on the brakes too. But again, this is made for the open highway, not so much for traffic or in the city. ProPILOT assist is kind of their very low level driver assistance that combines the adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist. And it reduces a lot of the burden of driving, especially in traffic, if you can get used to all that jerkiness. This Pathfinder is obviously tuned more for comfort. And that makes perfect sense for a three-row SUV. And even though it can tow more than the Telluride, you're not sacrificing ride quality because of that. It's nice and smooth over the rough stuff. And there's no real floatiness either. Visibility is always important to me. And there's not a whole lot to report there either. This roof pillar here is sensibly sized. I don't have to bob my head to get through a sharp left turn to see past it. Out the back, it's narrow, but this does have a surround view camera. It takes any guesswork out. And it's tech sharp too. On the whole, this is a huge improvement over the previous generation. I really, truly enjoyed driving this as much as I enjoyed driving the Telluride. I am duly impressed by this new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. It's a huge step forward from its predecessor. And like the Rogue, it's a clear indication that Nissan is back. It has the kind of power, comfort, and capabilities that will give that top rated Telluride a run for its money. We'll be track testing it and putting it through our exhaustive evaluation process shortly. So keep checking back at edmunds.com to see where it places among other midsize three-row SUVs. And if towing were a priority for me, I would take it over the Telluride in a heartbeat. The complaints I have are really just minor nitpicks, because there's nothing significant for me to complain about. So there it is, the Pathfinder has found its way in a very competitive class. Thanks for watching. Don't forget the hit Subscribe and head over to edmunds.com for all the latest news, info, and specs on the Pathfinder and, well, any car out there.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Kia Telluride | Midsize 3-Row SUV Comparison | Price, Interior, Towing & More

NOTE: This video is about the 2021 Kia Telluride, but since the 2022 Kia Telluride is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Kia Telluride a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Telluride both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.4 out of 10. You probably care about Kia Telluride fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Telluride gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Telluride has 21.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Telluride. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Kia Telluride?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Kia Telluride:

  • Advanced driver assist and safety tech included on all trims
  • 10.25-inch center screen and dual-zone automatic climate control now standard
  • New Kia badging and updated grille
  • Part of the first Telluride generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Kia Telluride reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Telluride is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Telluride. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Telluride's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Kia Telluride a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Kia Telluride is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Telluride and gave it a 8.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Telluride is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Kia Telluride?

The least-expensive 2022 Kia Telluride is the 2022 Kia Telluride LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,790.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,790
  • S 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,290
  • EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $39,790
  • S 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $37,290
  • EX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $37,790
  • SX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $42,690
  • SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $44,590
  • LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,790
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What are the different models of Kia Telluride?

If you're interested in the Kia Telluride, the next question is, which Telluride model is right for you? Telluride variants include LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), and S 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Telluride models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Kia Telluride Overview

The 2022 Kia Telluride is offered in the following submodels: Telluride SUV. Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), SX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), EX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), and LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A). Kia Telluride models are available with a 3.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 291 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Kia Telluride comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2022 Kia Telluride comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Kia Telluride?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Kia Telluride and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Telluride 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Telluride.

Pros

  • Long list of standard features means excellent value
  • Spacious and comfortable interior for large families
  • Attractive styling and high-quality interior materials

Cons

  • Less small-item storage in cabin than some competitors

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Kia Telluride and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Telluride featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Kia Telluride?

2022 Kia Telluride LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A)

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2022 Kia Telluride S 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A)

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2022 Kia Telluride EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A)

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We are showing 23 2022 Kia Telluride EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Kia Telluride SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2022 Kia Telluride SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2022 Kia Tellurides are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Kia Telluride for sale near. There are currently 29 new 2022 Tellurides listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $36,720 and mileage as low as 1 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Kia Telluride.

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Kia Telluride?

2022 Kia Telluride LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Kia Telluride S 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Kia Telluride EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.8 L
Passenger Volume178.1 cu.ft.
Wheelbase114.2 in.
Length196.9 in.
WidthN/A
Height68.9 in.
Curb Weight4211 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Kia Telluride?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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