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2021 Kia Telluride Expands Trophy Case with Car and Driver Win

2021 Kia Telluride Earns Second Consecutive 10Best Title 

The Kia Telluride has earned a spot on the Car and Driver 10Best list for 2021. This marks the second consecutive year that the Telluride earned a place among the 10Best list. Car and Driver recognizes top-performing vehicles every year with its 10Best list, awarding spots to the most enjoyable and intelligent vehicles on the market. Continue reading to see what helped the 2021 Kia Telluride earn its second consecutive 10Best title.  

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Car and Driver’s 10Best for 2021 

The Telluride was one of 57 vehicles competing for a spot among the 10Best for 2021 list. During the assessment, the value of the Telluride was considered along with road manners and mission fulfillment. The competing 57 vehicles included last year’s winners, all-new 2021 models, as well as models that underwent significant updates for 2021. To qualify, the vehicles needed to have a base price below $90,000. 

“We’re excited to include the Kia Telluride in Car and Driver’s 10Best for the second year in a row,” said Sharon Carty, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. “We remain impressed with how many features you get for Telluride’s base price of $33,160, that it is a pleasure to drive and even how adept it is off road. We find ourselves recommending the Telluride over and over to friends shopping for large SUVs, which is a sign of how much we like it.” 

What’s New for the 2021 Telluride? 

Rear view of 2021 Kia Telluride

Being one of last year’s winners, the 2021 Kia Telluride earned a chance to compete for a spot on this year’s Car and Driver 10Best list and came out a winner once again. You might be wondering how the 2021 Kia Telluride is different from last year’s model and what’s new for the updated lineup. Here are just a few of the enhancements Kia introduced to the Telluride for 2021: 

  • Remote Engine Start 
  • LED headlamps are added to the EX Premium Package 
  • Black Copper exterior color option 
  • Sangria exterior color options 
  • 4 pin towing trailer harness upgraded to a 7 pin 
  • Nightfall Edition Model with blacked-out interior and exterior detailing 

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You can find the award-winning 2021 Kia Telluride here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. If you want one of the 10Best vehicles of 2021, consider a new Telluride. Visit our online inventory to view our current lineup of new Telluride models available now near Tampa Bay.