2021 Kia Telluride

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2021 Kia Telluride Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Upper Midsize SUV of 2021

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Upper Midsize SUV
#2 Kia Telluride

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Kia Telluride after 90-days of ownership.
  • Getting in/out of the third row seats is rated as easier than most vehicles in this segment
  • The vehicle cabin is well insulated from outside noises
  • The vehicle's ability to conveniently store personal items is rated high

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Kia Telluride during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The experience of using navigation in the vehicle is rated lower than average
  • Customers give lower than average ratings for effectiveness of the vehicle's headlights
  • Lower than average ratings for power of the vehicle's engine

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 20


24 - 26




8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Regular Unleaded V-6


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership
2021 Kia Telluride JD Power Award Winner
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