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The Ten Trims Of The Telluride

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Competition is what drives commerce, but even more importantly, innovation. Brands are forced to continually improve in order to keep up with their competition and stand out in a crowded market. This seems to be especially true when considering the SUV market, which is more crowded than ever before. Browsing the available Houston Kia dealers might come down to options, and in considering options, you might be overwhelmed by exactly how many there are.

Just because there is a parade of SUVs to choose from doesn't mean they are all the same. Some manufacturers stand out a bit more than others, embracing the idea of rivalry. With that in mind, we want to draw your attention to the 2024 Kia Telluride—a model that serves as an example of what is possible when competition breeds innovation.

Discover The Vast Selections Of The Telluride Trims

Many models make it a point to offer a selection of trims to choose from so it is easy to get exactly what you want. You might see a selection of three trims—maybe five or even seven—offering you a wide range to choose from. The 2024 Kia Telluride trim lineup consists of ten… let that sink in.

Starting with the entry-level LX trim and riding the wave all the way to the SX Prestige X-Pro trim, you might find yourself getting a tad dazed by options. Luckily, that is precisely what a trim guide like this is for. We simplify your options so you can make the best decision to suit you and your family. Instead of focusing on what each trim offers, let's instead focus on the offerings and which trims offer the features you want.

Color Us Impressed With The Telluride

We think it is fairly safe to say that what color a vehicle is on the outside and what the interior looks like matters a great deal to most people. Some people are drawn to white cars or black cars, maybe silver or even champagne. Others might be drawn to red, green, or even pink and blue—having a multitude of options can help everyone get what they want the most.

The higher you go in the Telluride trim line, the more color options are available to you. Each trim is available in four base colors—Everlasting Silver, Gravity Gray, Ebony Black, and Glacial White Pearl. With the exception of the LX base trim, they all also offer Dark Moss and Midnight Lake Blue. From there, the color selection becomes broader, if a bit confusing. Dawning Red is available on all trims except the LX, SX X-Pro, and the SX Prestige X-Pro. X-Line and X-Pro trims also offer Jungle Green and Wolf Gray, finishing off a rather varied selection of trim colors.

Inside, the Telluride offers a similar hefty helping of color options but also mixes up upholstery offerings as well. Although the LX is only available in Black SynTex Seat Trim, the rest vary to include leather and Nappa leather. Black, Gray, Terracotta, Mahogany, Sage Green, and a dual combo of Gray and Navy are available on select trims.

The brown and black interior of a 2024 Kia Telluride, seen from the passenger's seat.

Comfort And Convenience To Match

Although you want a nice-looking interior, you also want an interior with comfort and safety features, and the Telluride has plenty. All trim levels offer Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control w/ Auto De-Fog System with a rear control for back seat occupants. Anyone who has ever spent time in the back of an SUV understands what a nice addition this is. Speaking of the back seat, all trims include 60/40 Split-Folding and Reclining Third-Row seats, making it easy and convenient to make the most out of the spacious and refined Telluride. To make accessing the third row easy, all Telluride trims are equipped with a One-Touch Sliding & Folding Second-Row Seat feature, which eliminates the back seat climb struggle.

Whether you are sitting in the front and enjoying the heated front seats, which come standard on all trims but the LX, or you are sitting in the rear, you will be able to see the expansive and vibrant 12.3-inch Touchscreen Display. This comes standard on all trims, which is nice since many brands require upgrades to get a large display. The touchscreen also includes built-in Navigation and even a blue light filter to minimize the eye strain that can come with excessive screen use.

Starting at the EX trim, all higher-end options receive front ventilation and include an eight-way Power Passenger's Seat w/ two-way Power Lumbar Adjustment. In the LX and S trims, the front passenger seats are manually adjusted with only six settings. The next three trims—the EX, the EX X, and the SX—are upgraded to power-adjusted seating for the driver with more settings and lumbar control. Drivers of the remaining trims are treated like royalty with a ten-way driver seat that also offers an assortment of additional adjustments for ultimate comfort.

As the royal family of the Telluride, the top three trim options—the SX Prestige, the SX Prestige X, and the SX Prestige S-Pro—are upholstered with Nappa leather and suede liners. To spread the luxury treatment, they also include second-row ventilation and heating. Higher-end Telluride trims treat everyone the way they deserve, but even the lower-end trims are sleek and comfortable.

Safety Secures Across The Trims

Thankfully, the Telluride comes with a comforting array of standard safety features, so whichever trim you choose, you are well-protected. All trims include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, which specifically monitors the blind areas around the vehicle and provides an auditory or visual alert if a vehicle is detected. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist is another standard feature across the board that monitors hard-to-see areas. Sensors, which are tucked away in the rear of the vehicle, monitor cross traffic to provide an audible or visual warning if an object is detected in the rear, using supported braking if necessary.

Programs specifically designed to keep you safe on the highway are also included in each trim. These include Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Following Assist, which help keep you centered in your lane and properly spaced from other vehicles. Other standard features work in a similar fashion to keep a driver paying attention to other vehicles and the current road conditions. Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, which provides speed limit updates, and Driver Attention Warning, which draws attention back to the road, are both examples of these innovative safety solutions.

One more standard feature in all Telluride trims that is definitely worth noting is the Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go-Curve. It is a mouthful for sure, but also a truly helpful program. Using navigation information, the program can detect upcoming curves and control speed to adjust properly to them. Using similar technology, base trims are equipped with Highway Driving Assist 1.5, which can assist highway driving by controlling the vehicle’s steering, acceleration, and deceleration. The higher trim levels include an upgraded version of this—Highway Driving Assist 2—which also includes automatic lane changing and machine learning functions.

The sheer number of safety systems and programs included in the Telluride is remarkable, keeping you safe no matter where the road takes you. Obviously, higher-end trims will offer a bit more, with the SX trim acting as a separation among the trim levels. The SX is the fifth trim in the series and where even more safety features begin to add up—like a Surround View Monitor. You will certainly be safe with any of these trims, but if you want every bell and whistle, consider the SX or higher to get the ultimate in safety technology.

A blue 2024 Kia Telluride parked at a modern home in the desert.

The Telluride Tells A Tale Of Excellence

Often, when a model has a lot of trims available, the base trims are designed with a bare minimum of features. Luckily, the Telluride avoids this faux pas and provides ample features across the board. Starting with the base trim LX, you get just enough to make the Telluride comfortable and enjoyable without tipping the scales into top-end price tag territory. As you climb the ladder, things do get more luxurious, and at the top of the trim line, you find yourself in the lap of luxury.

If you are looking for a spacious, safe, and comfortable SUV that offers the latest technology and modern styling, the 2024 Kia Telluride is a ride you won't want to miss. Choose from ten trim options that cater to your specific, individual demands. Whichever Telluride you end up in, we hope you have the ride of your life.