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2024 Kia Telluride Release Date: When Will the 2024 Kia Telluride Be Released? – With an update in 2023, it’s now Telluride is set to roll into 2024 with only minor changes. The changes made in the past year have kept its classic form, a two-block, and appears much more like an older-style SUV rather than a slippery crossover. This is fine by us as we love its boxy designs, its wide front grille, and large wheels. The design is stunning even in terms of three-row crossover SUVs. The X-Line trim comes with a heftier bumper, and an enviable ride height rise, but those looking to bring the entire family out into the wilderness might prefer a Jeep Grand Cherokee L instead.
It’s equally nice inside the cabin, which is decorated with a sharp 12.3-inch touchscreen. All models are equipped with nice material, while the top-of-the-line models stray into true high-end territory.
If the Telluride is a stumbling block and it’s the 291-hp 3.8-liter V-6. It’s powerful and smooth enough to haul more than 5,500 pounds, but this massive engine isn’t equipped with electrical power, and consequently consumes a lot of gas. The EPA estimates it to be at 20 mpg when you add all-wheel drive.
We award the Telluride a score of 8 in terms of styling and two points for its attractive exterior and another for the well-finished interior.
The Telluride has not changed much in 2024. There are white daytime running lamps among the changes. This is a great thing as Telluride’s sleek SUV proportions combine off-road style and family-friendly wagon characteristics in a form that appears good just a couple of years after its debut. It’s a shining example of elegance.
With the X-Line trim, the increased riding height can make the Telluride appearance more imposing. When you add the X-Pro pack, the blacked-out exterior trim adds more style.
The interior of the Telluride is a nod to GMC trucks, and Range Rovers without mimicking them in a way that is too broad. Kia is now offering the 12.3-inch touchscreen on all Telluride SUVs, however, it doesn’t have climate controls within the interface. The cabin of the Telluride has an elongated horizontal design with delicate metallic rings trim that organize groups of knobs and switches into pods that are useful.
The cabin itself hasn’t seen much change in the last few years. The interior is still covered with synthetic leather, which is a standard feature on trims. Real leather is offered as an option. The car is distinguished by its elegant but practical style and is different from its counterpart, the Hyundai Palisade which has the same design.
The Telluride features a spacious, well-proportioned comfortable, and functional interior. Its trim is stunning on the more expensive versions. We rate it with a score of 9.0 out of 10. for quality and comfort due to its outstanding third and second-row seating and cargo area, and the comfortable seating in the front.
In the basic Telluride, the front seats are adjusted by hand. It’s a bit unusual in comparison with other competitors and particularly because the car is so brimming with features. Telluride S Telluride S gets a power driver’s seat, while the other models with higher prices include seats with power in the passenger’s front along with heated and cooled seats at the front as well as in the 2nd row.
Telluride has synthetic leather trim as the option of using leather In its SX-Prestige version it is possible to trim with Nappa.
The front seats are great, and the second-row seats are a lot more comfortable, especially for taller passengers. The Telluride comes with large doors in the rear and gives you the option of three seats on a bench as well as a couple of captain’s chairs. This is the one we’d prefer to sit down during a long journey, as the second row is so large that it has ample legroom as well as headroom.
In the third row, things can get tight for taller people. The third row, however, is larger than other competitors, and the bench seats can hold taller passengers on short trips however, it’s not as convenient as the third row, for instance, in the Honda Pilot.
The Telluride features 21,4 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row. Fold the third-row seats back The Telluride’s storage space expands up to an impressive 46 cubic feet. Removing the seats of row two as well. The Telluride has an impressive 87 cubic feet of storage space. It’s a bit less than that of the Pilot and roughly the same size as what the space you’d get inside the Ford Explorer.
What makes the Telluride truly unique is its interior finishings and especially on vehicles that are higher than the EX class. Kia offers stylish wooden trim and softly luxurious leather in the most costly Tellurides. They also do a good job at creating an interior that appears superior to the interiors of other vehicles that have higher-end brands.
The NHTSA rates the Telluride a five-star overall ranking, as well as the IIHS, rates it as a Best Safety Pick+.
Kia incorporates lots of the standard safety equipment for crash prevention within every Telluride. Automated emergency braking is available along with an adaptive cruise controller, blind-spot monitors, and active lane control. SX-Prestige Tellurides include an all-around camera system as well as parking sensors and the capability of changing lanes with the touch of a turn signal.
Engine and Performance
The 2024 Telluride has been upgraded to mechanical components, such as the long wheelbase, huge V-6 engine as well as auto transmission. Even with its largest 20-inch wheels, which are available to nearly all trim levels and models, the Telluride offers a composed and comfortable ride. It also has powerful acceleration. The Telluride could be more responsive, but the smoothness of the ride earns it the Telluride an additional point for an overall rating of six out of ten.
The Telluride has front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is available for almost all models. Tellurides equipped with X-Line and X-Pro packages need an all-wheel drive, which is configured to go along with it. Kia’s all-wheel drive is able to be set for a 50/50 power split between both the rear and front end at speeds that can reach 40 miles per hour. For the X-Line as well as the X-Pro Telluride, Kia changes both the rear and front end to give better departure and approach angles. This could help you find its way on trails off-road, but this presumes that the majority of Telluride users are using the cars for much more than transport to and from their weekend getaway.
The Telluride features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 291 horsepower that strives to perform faster than it actually is. The engine must move over 4,100 pounds — far greater than it is when you have added all-wheel drive and any of the many choices.
An 8-speed automated is set to keep the V-6’s power at bay, however it’s not shifting the gears with speed and as a consequence, the huge three-row SUV seems particularly fast in its own right, and the highway can be a challenge to navigate with large swathes of the throttle. The engine is quiet, although it’s not equipped with the smooth snarl similar to Honda’s V-6s. However, it’s more refined and quiet than the Subaru Ascent and its turbo-4 engine.
In the X-Pro cut Telluride Telluride will tow up 5,500lbs.
What Telluride does well is in its ride quality. It’s not equipped with adaptive damping as do some costly SUVs, however, it offers outstanding ride control on big bumps and is quiet when driving at high speeds because of a great deal of sound dampening. The steering wheel is clean when driving while maintaining just enough weight. An even feel from the steering to ride-motion controls and a moderately powerful acceleration gives the Telluride a well-integrated feel which can appear as if it’s more responsive and agile than it actually is.
The EPA rates the front-drive Telluride at 20 mpg for city 26, 26 highway, and 22 combined. If you have all-wheel drive, the figure is able to achieve 18/24/20 mpg.
Alternatives to those offered by the Toyota Highlander Hybrid sip fuel with a combined efficiency of 35 mpg–there’s a possibility here, but Kia is expected to launch an electric vehicle called an EV9 later this year. 2024 Kia Telluride Release Date
In 2024, the Kia Telluride launch time is anticipated to be by 2023’s end. The Kia Telluride is not expected to receive major upgrades for 2024 Kia Telluride, as this small three-row crossover just had major changes in the model year 2023. We estimate that the cost for 2024’s KIA Telluride starts at $36,890.