What’s New on the 2021 Kia Telluride?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride on Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 5:19 pm
2021 Kia Telluride gray parked on rock in desert

The model year 2020 is already almost over for all Kia models. The 2021 model year has rolled in for most models, including the Kia Telluride. Since the Telluride debuted in 2020, the 2021 model represents a second shot at making the ideal mid-size 3-row SUV. The changes are not enormous, but there are a few that would interest some shoppers more than others. Read the rest of this entry to find out what changed with the 2021 model year.

What Changed with the 2021 Kia Telluride?

Nightshade Edition Package

The biggest change going into the second year of the Telluride is the addition of a new appearance package. The Nightfall Edition package is an option that transforms the Telluride by making it visibly darker. The exterior trim changes to gloss black and the radiator grille gets a black finish. Nightfall Edition logos match up with the black bezels on the headlamps and fog lamps. Perhaps most significantly of all, the wheels changed to black-finished 20” alloy wheels.


What Kia Models Will Be Coming Out in 2021?


Various Upgrades

Those who plan to tow with their Telluride should go for the 2021 over the 2020 since it has an improved wiring harness with seven pins. Since the Telluride can tow 5,000 pounds, you may find yourself putting its towing capacity to greater use than before. Also, the key fob has received a remote engine start button for improved convenience.

2021 Kia Telluride close up of engine compartment 2020 model shown
2021 Kia Telluride interior view three rows 2020 model shown
2021 Kia Telluride close up of grille and name badging

Is the 2021 Kia Telluride Still a Good Family Vehicle?

The core of what the Telluride is has not changed. The interior is still comfortable and spacious, so the vehicle is ready to carry a full family wherever it needs to go. The presence of so much standard interior technology and safety features increase the entertainment possibilities and bring peace of mind for drivers. The 2021 model year is still the same great family vehicle the 2020 model year was.

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