2021 Kia Telluride Trims: What Are the Differences?

2021 Kia Telluride

With remarkable utility and unmatched versatility, the 2021 Kia Telluride is a full-size SUV that offers the innovation and adventure that your drive requires. The Telluride interior is undeniably remarkable, as it features luxe amenities that span over each trim. Interested in learning more about each trim? Keep reading this page prepared by our team at Kia of Stamford in Stamford, CT. If you have any questions, give us a call at (203) 883-8888, text us, or send us a message online.

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2021 Kia TellurideLX

2021 Kia Telluride LX

Starting MSRP $31,990

Key Features & Specs

The LX sets the bar high for the rest of the Telluride trims, as it includes a multitude of convenience, tech, and safety features. Take a look at the list below to learn more about the 2021 Kia Telluride LX.

  • 3.8L V6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive standard
  • Active On-Demand all-wheel drive optional
  • Towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Cargo volume of up to 87 cu.-ft.
  • Seating for up to eight passengers
  • Gray front grille
  • Body-color and heated outside mirrors
  • Projector beam headlights
  • 18-in. painted finished alloy wheels
  • UVO link
  • 8-in touchscreen display
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • Rear view monitor with dynamic parking guidance
  • 3.5-in. driver information screen
  • Sofino synthetic leather seat trim
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • One-touch sliding and folding second-row seats
  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver attention warning

2021 Kia TellurideS

2021 Kia Telluride S

Starting MSRP $34,390

Key Features & Specs

Next is the S. The 2021 Kia Telluride S builds off of the LX and includes the following features:

  • Seating for seven or eight passengers
  • Dark Metallic front grille
  • Power sunroof
  • Low profile roof rails
  • 20-in. machined finish alloy wheels
  • Ten-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats

2021 Kia TellurideEX

2021 Kia Telluride EX

Starting MSRP $37,390

Key Features & Specs

The 2021 Kia Telluride EX includes amenities from the S, plus:

  • Power-folding outside mirrors
  • Smart Power Liftgate™
  • 18-in. machined finish alloy wheels
  • UVO link with enhanced navigation features
  • Driver Talk
  • Quiet Mode
  • 10.25-in. touchscreen display
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto defog system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Woodgrain interior accents

2021 Kia TellurideSX

2021 Kia Telluride SX

Starting MSRP $42,190

Key Features & Specs

The 2021 Kia Telluride SX includes most features from the EX, as well as:

  • Seating for up to seven or eight passengers
  • Dual sunroofs
  • LED projector beam headlights
  • Front LED fog lights
  • 20-in. black sport finish alloy wheels
  • Harman Kardon® ten-speaker premium audio with Clari-Fi™
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Surround view monitor
  • Supervision meter cluster with 7-in. color LCD display
  • HomeLink®
  • 64-color interior mood lighting
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Stainless steel pedals


Under the hood of each Telluride trim is an impressive 3.8L V6 engine that offers agile performance and a smooth ride. Each trim comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and is available with all-wheel drive (AWD). Take a look at the list below to learn more about the engine on the 2021 Kia Telluride.


3.8L V6


291 HP


262 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.


Eight-speed automatic

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