Price (as tested) 💲: $50,180

Powertrain ⚙️: 3.8-liter V6

Output 💪: 291hp. 262 lb- ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 7.4 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 141 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 19 city/24 hwy/21 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 4,354 lbs


Miles straps into the 2021 Kia Telluride SX AWD Nightfall Edition to see whether this upstart SUV is worthy of the hype and accolades. Packed with premium amenities, this sleek three-row shook up its segment when it was introduced last year, but with only minor changes for 2021, including the introduction of the dark-themed Nightfall Edition, the Telluride rides a wave of momentum for the Kia brand. Meanwhile, rivals like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Lincoln Aviator have their own appeal and loyal followings.

Was the Telluride just a flash in the pan, or is the 2021 model the real deal? Find out in this in-depth review.