In a world teeming with SUVs of all shapes, sizes and styles, the 2021 Kia Telluride is an automotive all-star. With driving refinement and interior appointments that wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury car, handsome styling and plenty of versatility, this three-row hauler is easily one of the segment’s best.
- Luxury car appointments
- Great driving refinement refinement
- Spacious cabin
- Useless lane-keeping assist
- Obviously fake wood trim
With a welcoming front end, curt backside and elegant flanks accentuated by interestingly stepped brightwork surrounding the side glass, Kia’s Telluride SUV is seriously attractive. To my eyes, it’s far prettier than its sibling, the equally compelling if more interestingly styled Hyundai Palisade.
Increasing its curb appeal (if you embrace the darkness, that is), my top-of-the-line SX-trim tester is fitted with the $1,295 Nightfall Edition appearance package, an options group that’s available on several models. As its name suggests, the Nightfall gets a number of blacked-out elements, including 20-inch wheels, roof rails, skid plates, emblems and the grille, as well as some slightly darker greenhouse trim. Overall, the look is attractive if a