The Kia Telluride is one of the best midsize SUVs. This model’s luxurious interior is roomy enough for a large family and features an intuitive technology package. Its good looks and refined driving dynamics make it exceptional value for the money. While we don’t expect the 2024 Telluride to arrive on our lot until later this year, we know you can’t wait to learn more. Keep reading as our Kia experts here at Huffines Kia Corinth share everything you want to know about this outstanding SUV’s five trims, inside and out.
If you’re wondering which Kia SUV is right for you, the Telluride is one of the most beloved in the family. This three-row crossover’s 2024 lineup starts with the entry-level LX. Kia treated this model to a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year, and we expect those upgrades to carry over to the new edition. Exterior styling enhancements, such as a refreshed grille, redesigned headlamps, and a brand-new front bumper design, will likely still grace the upcoming model.
Upgraded interior features, such as dual 12.3-inch screens, digital gauges, and synthetic leather upholstery, make this SUV even more attractive. You’ll also appreciate the LX trim’s superb technology package. It offers everything you need to stay on track and connected, including standard navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, five USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Move up to the luxurious 2024 Telluride S trim and discover comforts such as heated front seats, wireless device charging, roof rails, and 20-inch wheels. Like every variant in the lineup, it also touts a naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter V-6 that produces 291 horsepower. That’s plenty of muscle to get you where you need to go in Corinth, and with 262 lb-ft of torque, you’ll notice excellent off-line acceleration and be able to execute swift passing maneuvers on and off the highway.
This engine also pairs well with a stock eight-speed automatic transmission. Its smooth gear changes propel this family hauler to 60 mph in only 7 seconds. It’s also fuel-efficient, earning an EPA estimated rating of 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The Kia Telluride S has an impressive, comprehensive suite of standard driver-assistance features. Take full advantage of today’s technology to stay safe on the go with forward collision warning, driver-attention alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and pedestrian detection. You’ll also appreciate forward automatic emergency braking, road-sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-keep assist, rear-seat alert, and rear parking sensors.
The 2024 Telluride EX’s cabin is spacious and well appointed, even in the third row. The seats are supportive and nicely cushioned for those long family road trips, and you’ll appreciate the excellent visibility and commanding view of the road ahead in the driver’s seat. The first two rows have ample headroom and legroom for taller passengers, but the third is best suited for kids. There are three complete sets of car seat connectors to buckle in the little ones.
One of the best reasons to choose the 2024 Telluride EX is that it’s the only variant that allows you to configure the second row with either captain’s chairs or a bench seat, and the niceties don’t stop there. At this level, the cabin materials are a bit more upscale. Kia adds genuine leather upholstery, metallic and wood accents, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, rear sunshades, a hands-free power liftgate, and another USB port.
Parents will also love Kia’s Driver Talk system. This sleek and modern technology amplifies your voice through speakers in the back, so you can easily communicate with the kids without yelling. Also notable is that this is the first trim with the optional X-Line package that Kia debuted for the 2023 model year. This bundle includes all-wheel drive, more clearance, a towing mode, a self-leveling rear suspension, a heated steering wheel, and LED fog lights.
We can’t resist recommending the 2024 Telluride SX trim because we expect it to be relatively inexpensive for the level of refinement it delivers. It’ll likely come with high-end features such as a 12-way power driver’s seat, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, and 20-inch black rims. All this adds up to a more upscale driving experience without breaking the bank.
You’ll have access to more tech with this trim, including a fully digital 12.3-inch gauge cluster housed within a single curved display. It’s user-friendly, with crisp graphics, prompt response times, and large, logically organized on-screen icons. You’ll also get a digital keycard, a surround-view camera system, front parking sensors, and a rear collision warning. Move up to the SX X-Pro for even more amenities, such as a 120-volt outlet, and off-road-oriented features, such as 18-inch wheels wrapped with all-terrain tires and 500 pounds of extra towing capacity.
Telluride SX Prestige
The range-topping 2024 Telluride SX Prestige has everything the SX trim offers and more. You’ll get upgraded nappa leather upholstery at this level, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated second-row seats, driver’s seat memory settings, and a premium headliner. You’ll also enjoy the added benefits of all-wheel-drive performance, a head-up display, a rearview camera, and rain-sensing wipers.
Kia didn’t forget about cargo space, either. Whether you need to haul groceries, luggage, or camping gear, its 21 to 87 cubic feet of cargo space is larger than most rivals. There’s also a small compartment in the floor for stowing items you want out of sight, such as a laptop or other valuables.
Get Your 2024 Kia Telluride at Huffines Kia Corinth
The well-rounded 2024 Kia Telluride deserves consideration if you’re shopping for a new family vehicle. Now that you know what to expect, visit our online showroom, then schedule a test drive, and let us show you its best features. With several new vehicle specials, getting into the perfect Telluride trim with the industry-leading 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty is easy. With our vast selection of new inventory, you’ve got plenty to explore. Let our friendly and knowledgeable team provide an exceptional shopping experience by understanding your needs and answering your questions.