The front and side view of a silver 2021 Kia Telluride parked on a rocky surface.

2021 Kia Telluride Engine Options

An Overview of the 2021 Kia Telluride and its Engine Option Specifications

When the Kia Telluride entered the automotive sphere in the spring of 2019, it was tabbed as one of the hottest three-row SUVs on the market. With plenty of technology and interior comfort, its spacious interior paired well with its powertrain. But what engine options are available for the 2021 Kia Telluride? While the model sports just a single 3.8-liter engine across its trims, the model’s performance itself has much to offer. Garden Grove Kia provides a glance at the powertrain and other engine specifications below:

3.8-Liter V-6 Engine Provides all the Power You Need in a 2021 Kia Telluride

  • 291 Horsepower
  • 262 ft-lbs of Torque
  • Estimated 20 City / 26 Highway MPG
  • 5,000 lbs towing

Every 2021 Kia Telluride comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine. This means that regardless of trim level, you can receive up to 291 horsepower and 262 ft-lbs of torque with standard fuel. This combination not only helps support a full 7-8 passenger amount, but also can provide up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity. In the meantime, the combination of the powertrain and standard front-wheel drive offers up to a Combined estimated 23 MPG.

The front and side view of a black 2021 Kia Telluride with a sunset in the background.

Other Performance Features for the 2021 Kia Telluride

Beyond the single powertrain, the 2021 Kia Telluride provides even more features to improve its performance. Despite the single engine option, you can equip the available Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive function on every trim level. This retains a respectable estimated 24 Highway MPG while providing control and traction on rough terrain or slippery conditions. To tap into the towing capacity, EX and SX trim levels have access to a towing hitch.  Other features to aid in performance include:

  • AWD Lock and Snow Mode
  • Comfort, Eco, Sport and Smart Drive Modes
  • Torque Vectoring Control
  • MacPherson Struts
  • Self-Leveling Rear Suspension

Find a 2021 Kia Telluride at Garden Grove Kia

With a strong base engine and plenty of additional offerings to boost performance, the 2021 Kia Telluride pairs a high-tech interior with a capable powertrain. You can find select new 2021 models available now in the Garden Grove, CA area by stopping into Garden Grove Kia.


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