Telluride Honored as Best 3-Row SUV for the Money
The 2022 Kia Telluride has been recognized as the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by the editors of U.S. News Best Cars, in the publication’s annual selection of “Best Car for the Money” recipients. The award presentation coincided with the media day of the 2022 Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C.
“We designed and engineered the Telluride to provide Kia customers with a large number of standard features, advanced technology, and the peace of mind of the longest powertrain warranty in the segment: all factors that contribute to exceptional value,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America, Kia America.
Editors from U.S. News Best Cars selected Telluride as their Best 3-Row SUV for the Money through a process of evaluating quality, safety, and reliability data, as well as subjective criteria.
“The Telluride is a standout in our midsize SUV rankings, with useful standard technology features and a high-quality cabin that provides impressive room for passengers and cargo alike,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “It also promises to be a strong value over the course of ownership, with a long powertrain warranty and low projected ownership costs.”
With nearly 90 percent of Tellurides being purchased by families1, the well-equipped three-row SUV continues to resonate with those looking for room for up to eight passengers, plenty of cargo space and numerous standard advanced driver assistance systems. Telluride continued generating strong sales for the Kia brand in 2021 with 93,705 units sold, representing a 25 percent increase over the previous year.
As a first-time winner of Best Car for the Money, Telluride has set a high bar for all Kia vehicles to achieve. For 2022, the Telluride adds the new Kia badging and redesigned radiator grille. Inside, the Telluride adds a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation display, fully automatic temperature control and highway driving assist to the LX and S trims, as well as Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve to all trims.
1 Source: 2021 Maritz New Vehicle Customer Study (NVCS)