2021 Kia Telluride Trim Level Comparison

2021 Kia Telluride parked on mountain with cliff in background

The Kia Telluride is no longer the newest face at Kia, but it is still fresh enough that it deserves a worthy introduction. The Kia Telluride is the authority on size when it comes to Kia SUVs. It’s built to be a mid-size 3-row SUV in every sense, and that means having a few trim options so people can choose how many features they want.

There are four trims available for the 2021 model year of the Telluride, so those who just want the biggest vehicle and not much else can get the LX, while others who want a fun enjoyable family road-tripper can select the SX. The S and the EX stand in the middle and fill their own niches, but we predict that the SX will end up being the most popular model. You can judge your trim of choice with the table below, but keep in mind that some features may only be available on certain trims.



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Kia Telluride LX 3.8L V6 Engine with 291 Horsepower Auto Emergency Braking & Warning Technology
Kia Telluride S 20-Inch Machined Finish Alloy Wheels Heated Front Seats and Remote Start
Kia Telluride EX Leather Seat Trim with Heated and Ventilated Front Seats Tri-Zone Automatic Front and Rear Climate Control
Kia Telluride SX Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio System 1st and 2nd-row Sunroofs

Trim Level Comparison

Each of these trims has its own place. The LX may get passed over in favor of greater features, but it still has a lot of smart, highly advanced safety technology, making it attractive for families that need to keep the budget reigned in.

Those who pick the S trim get a loadout of comfort features over LX buyers and do so without taking as big a bump in price as is present between the S and the EX. Remote start is a great feature for wintery areas, and 2nd-row captain’s chairs make for happier 2nd-row passengers.

Think of the EX as the tech trim. A wireless phone charger and a smart power liftgate make it one of the most well-equipped family SUVs on the market without going all-out in features or price.

The SX trim delivers all of the best features in one package, making the best use of the interior space. Check it out for yourself, and you will understand.