2022 Kia Telluride Trim Level Breakdown
It’s hard to miss Kia’s stylish Telluride, and the all-new 2022 models are even better than before. This spacious SUV has plenty of room for your passengers to stretch out, while still hauling all your luggage. There’s even an option for a towing package.
Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine, with an 8-speed automatic transmission to help you navigate in all types of road conditions. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Telluride, but all-wheel drive is available at each trim level, with a special mode to handle snowy weather.
New Features for 2022
2022 Tellurides have plenty of great new features and technology to go along with Kia’s new streamlined logo. A 10.3-inch touchscreen replaces the old 8.0-inch version. Fully automatic temperature control is now included, along with standard-issue adaptive cruise control. Highway Driving Assist helps make high-speed driving safer and easier, and can even read road signs and adjust the vehicle’s speed to keep you within the speed limit.
Driver Talk is a new standard feature. The driver’s voice is delivered to the rear speakers, so you don’t have to yell to make yourself heard by the backseat passengers. There’s also a Quiet Mode, which shuts off the rear speakers if you want to play sound only in the front.
A standard rear-seat alert is a safety feature that notifies the driver if a passenger is remaining in any of the back seats at the end of a drive.
2022 Telluride comes in four different trim levels, with a number of optional packages available.
LX is the base Telluride trim, and it comes with a surprising number of standard features. You’ll get all the latest safety features and some nice technology. The LX includes a 10.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, push-button start, keyless entry, and a six-speaker audio system.
It has seating for eight passengers with simulated leather upholstery. Everyone will ride in comfort with Telluride’s dual-zone automatic climate control and rear-passenger automatic climate control. 18-inch wheels also give you more clearance on the road.
Every trim level of the Telluride includes advanced driver aids, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, and lane-keeping assist.
If you’d like just a little more luxury, the mid-level S trim adds a few great features to the base LX package, such as a sunroof, 20-inch wheels, roof rails, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a wireless phone charger. It features second-row captain’s chairs, bringing the total seating to seven passengers. If you need more leg room than seats, this is a great option.
The EX has all the upgraded features of the S trim, but with the second-row bench for 8 total seats, and 18-inch wheels. It also includes leather seating, power-folding outside mirrors, a power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats, second-row window sunshades, sound-absorbing front door window glass, a hands-free liftgate, and an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror.
An available EX Premium package includes 20-inch wheels, seven-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs, LED headlights, and roof rails finished in satin chrome.
The fully-loaded SX is the top-level Telluride trim, and includes all of the LX’s standard and optional features, as well as dual sunroofs, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a 7-inch color display in the instrument cluster, memory settings for the driver’s seat, and a surround-view camera system with a blind-spot view monitor.
SX trim’s side mirrors tilt down automatically when the car is in reverse, and LED fog lights give you more visibility in bad weather.
An SX Prestige package is available which includes premium leather upholstery, heated and ventilated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers. A head-up display shows important information on the windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.
A 110-volt household-style power outlet makes it easier to charge a laptop, and customizable 64-color ambient cabin lighting matches your mood.
Nightfall and Towing Packages
EX and SX have additional optional packages available.
The towing package includes a tow hitch with a trailer wiring harness connector, and self-leveling rear suspension. Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.
The Nightfall Edition is available on the AWD versions of the EX Premium and SX trims. It adds some sleek styling, such as black-painted exterior trim on the radiator grille, headlamps, and roof rails, and black finish 20-inch alloy wheels.
It’s easy to see why the 2022 Kia Telluride is an award-winning SUV, and it comes with one of the industry’s best warranties (10 years/100,000 miles for the drivetrain). Check out the newest Tellurides at Lawrence Kia today.
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