Black 2021 Kia Telluride and green 2020 Kia Telluride

What’s New for the 2021 Kia Telluride?

2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Kia Telluride 

We’ve covered some of the big news surrounding the 2021 Kia Telluride, but we haven’t told you everything that’s new for this Kia SUV. Shoppers around Tampa Bay who are looking for their next SUV may be wondering how the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2020 Kia Telluride compare. This quick comparison guide from Friendly Kia is here to give you insight into what’s different between these two Kia SUVs.  

Which Kia Telluride model is right for you? Keep reading below to find out! 

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2021 vs 2020 Kia Telluride  

The 2020 model year and the introduction of the Kia Telluride marked the first time we received a Kia model that was designed specifically for the U.S. market. Looking at the 2020 Telluride in comparison to its second iteration in 2021, a few minor enhancements were made to the Kia Telluride for the 2021 model year. In addition to some small changes, a special appearance package joined the rankings as well.  

The 2021 Telluride Nightfall Edition brings stealth-black elements and unique detailing that set it apart from the rest of the lineup. The 2020 Kia Telluride was a knockout from the start, but the added enhancements make this Kia better than ever.  

Exterior view of 2021 Kia Telluride
Rear seats in 2021 Kia Telluride
Closeup of grille on 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

The 2021 Telluride enhanced its towing capabilities, bringing in a 7-pin towing trailer harness to replace last year’s 4-pin setup. A remote engine start button was also added to the vehicle’s key fob for added convenience.  

In the 2020 model year, the Telluride was offered in Snow White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Gravity Gray, Ebony Black, Black Copper, and Dark Moss paint colors depending on the trim level. For the 2021 model, the Telluride is available in a Sangria color and the availability of the Black Copper color has been expanded to more trim levels.  

The powertrain for the Kia Telluride remains unchanged between the 2020 and 2021 models. The 2021 Telluride lineup is powered by a 3.8-liter GDI V6 engine with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque on tap. Like last year’s model, the 2021 Telluride offers 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.  

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Test Drive a 2021 Kia Telluride in Tampa Bay 

With some minor changes occurring between the 2020 and 2021 Kia Telluride models, you may be unsure about which model is right for you. We hope this guide to what’s new for the 2021 Kia Telluride gave you a head start on your Kia Telluride research. Contact our team to book a test drive at Friendly Kia today to get yourself behind the wheel of 2020 and 2021 Kia Telluride models in Tampa Bay to see which option is your perfect fit. Visit the Friendly Kia inventory to view our current lineup of new Kia Telluride models today.