The 2021 Kia Telluride SUV comes in only 1 body type: SUV. The Telluride SUV is available in 4 different trim level options: LX, S, EX, and SX. The LX is the base trim level option, while the SX is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Kia Telluride Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base Kia Telluride, which has a starting price of $31,990, comes standard with a V6 engine with automatic transmission. All trim levels come with the same engine configuration, so you’re not missing out on performance with the lower trim levels. The base model has some standard features like push-button to start, remote start, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, and forward-collision warning.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Kia Telluride is the SX model, which has an MSRP of $42,190. The AWD SX model is available for $44,090. This trim level gets additional safety features like a surround-view parking camera system and front parking sensors.

We recommend the base LX model as the best trim level for the 2021 Kia Telluride. Most drivers should be satisfied with the base model’s synthetic leather seating, 8-inch infotainment system, and its suite of safety and driver assistance features.

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In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Kia Telluride SUV configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Kia Telluride Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Kia Telluride SUV trim levels.

Kia Telluride Invoice and Market Prices by Trim

LXSEXSX
Market Price$34,482$38,030$42,842$51,263

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Kia Telluride Trim?

We recommend the base LX model as the best trim level for the 2021 Kia Telluride. Most drivers should be satisfied with the base model’s synthetic leather seating, 8-inch infotainment system, and its suite of safety and driver assistance features.

What are the different trim levels for a Kia Telluride?

The Kia Telluride SUV is available in 4 different trim level options: LX, S, EX, and SX.

What is the most basic Kia Telluride model?

The Kia Telluride SUV Type starts at $31,990. The LX is the base trim level option, while the SX is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Kia Telluride Trim?

Some similar models include the Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Volkswagen Atlas, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Hyundai Palisade.