In its second year on the market, the Kia Telluride continues to hold a strong grip on the top spot among full-size SUVs. The 2021 Kia Telluride effortlessly makes room for up to eight passengers and offers the perfect balance of efficiency, capability, and convenience. The Telluride brings in the highs of every kind of vehicle on the market and leaves behind the lows to provide Tampa Bay drivers with a vehicle that easily checks all of the boxes.
The Kia Telluride has taken home a range of awards since it joined the Kia lineup and its most recent award was the Edmunds Top Rated SUV for 2021 title. The Telluride remains one of the strongest SUVs on the market and this title showcases just how reliable this SUV is. Today, we’re putting the Telluride to the test and comparing it against a top-rated competitor – the 2021 GMC Yukon. See how the Telluride stacks up against the competition in this 2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 GMC Yukon comparison.
2021 Kia Telluride
2021 GMC Yukon
|3.8-liter V6 engine||Base Engine||5.3-liter V8 engine|
|291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque||Power Specs||355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque|
|20 city/26 highway mpg||EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy||16 city/20 highway mpg|
|Yes||Edmunds Top Rated SUV for 2021 Winner|
|42.4 inches||Second-Row Legroom||42 inches
|Standard||Driver Attention Warning||Not Available
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Limited Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles
Kia has perfected the full-size SUV with the 2021 Kia Telluride. This SUV looks good on every road, inside and out. Shoppers looking for a luxury-inspired SUV for a mass-market price will find there’s no better fit than the 2021 Kia Telluride.
Beneath the hood of the 2021 Telluride is a 3.8-liter V6 engine with 291 horsepower on tap. The competing 2021 GMC Yukon offers a standard V8 engine with a bit more power, but with that power comes weight. The smaller and lighter V6 engine in the Telluride allows drivers to earn up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, appealing to eco-minded and budget-conscious drivers throughout Tampa Bay.
The family-ready Telluride makes room for up to eight passengers while still leaving 21 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats for carrying cargo. This cargo area can expand up to 46 cubic feet when just two rows of seats are needed or up to a maximum of 87 cubic feet when both rear seatbacks are folded down. The inside of the Telluride can easily transform from a people mover to a cargo hauler in seconds.
Shoppers around Tampa Bay can find the 2021 Kia Telluride inside the Friendly Kia showroom. Send our team a message for additional information on the 2021 Telluride or stop in to see this full-size SUV come to life.