Black 2021 Kia Telluride in front of sunset

2021 Kia Telluride Hits Top Marks Above Competition

2021 Kia Telluride vs SUV Competition 

In just its short time on the market, the Kia Telluride has won the hearts of automotive enthusiasts across the globe. Back now for its second year on the market, the 2021 Kia Telluride is continuing to hit top marks above the competition.  

At Friendly Kia we like to put all of our vehicles up against top competitors to show readers why choosing a new Kia model is always the right choice. In this 2021 Kia Telluride vs SUV competition guide we thought we’d give you an overview of the 2021 Telluride and show you how this SUV stands ahead of the rest of the SUV segment.  

Let’s see what the 2021 Kia Telluride has to offer! 

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Kia Telluride vs Competition 

 2021 Kia Telluride 2021 Volkswagen Atlas  2021 Toyota Highlander 2021 Honda Pilot 2021 Ford Explorer 2021 Hyundai Palisade 
Starting MSRP $31,990 $31,555 $34,810 $32,250 $32,765 $32,525 
Base Engine 3.8-liter V6 engine     2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine  3.5-liter V6 engine 3.5-liter V6 engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine 
Power Specs 291 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque 235 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque 295 horsepower | 263 pound-feet of torque 280 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque 300 horsepower | 310 pound-feet of torque 291 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque 
Standard Cargo Space 21 cubic feet20.6 cubic feet16 cubic feet16.5 cubic feet18.2 cubic feet 18 cubic feet 
Passenger Capacity 8 passengers 7 passengers 7 passengers 8 passengers 7 passengers 8 passengers 

Trade-In Your Vehicle for a New Telluride

Exterior view of 2021 Kia Telluride

What models are most commonly traded in for a new Kia Telluride? At Friendly Kia we get a lot of trade-ins from shoppers looking to upgrade to the newest Telluride model. Here are just some of the vehicles that are most commonly traded in from shoppers making the switch to the Telluride: 

  • Kia Sorento 
  • Volkswagen Atlas 
  • Mazda CX-9 
  • GMC Yukon 
  • Honda Pilot 
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • Ford Explorer 
  • Ford Expedition 

2021 Kia Telluride Overview 

The Kia Telluride doesn’t just look good on the road, it offers an award-winning style and design. The Telluride has more than 60 awards, titles, and accolades in its trophy case between its 2020 and 2021 models. For 2021, the Telluride gained a new Nightfall Edition, bolder style, and updated technology. 

The family-ready eight-passenger SUV offers three rows of seating and more passenger space than most of the competition. While many top competitors max out at seven passengers, the Telluride offers room for up to eight passengers with two three-passenger rear bench seats or it can add extra wiggle room with space for up to seven passengers with two second-row Captain’s chairs.  

The Telluride offers ample power on the road, delivering up to 291 horsepower with its 3.8-liter V6 engine found in each trim level. Drivers can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the Telluride when properly equipped, making this a perfect match for every upcoming adventure. 

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Test Drive a Telluride in Tampa Bay 

Come check out the 2021 Telluride at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay to see how this Kia SUV compares to the competition. This Telluride guide covers just some of the ways this SUV stands ahead of the competition. Visit our model research pages to view head-to-head comparisons of the 2021 Telluride with its top competitors. Head over to our online inventory to check out our current lineup of new Kia Telluride models available now near Tampa Bay.