2021 Kia Telluride  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#22 of 2021 SUVs

#32 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Telluride
The Telluride, introduced by Kia in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Kia Telluride has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Kia Telluride is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Kia Telluride has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Kia Telluride has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.032% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6499%, meaning the average driver has a 0.032% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6499% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Kia Telluride is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Kia Telluride is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2021 Kia Telluride can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Kia Telluride include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9676Chrysler PacificaNissan MuranoChevrolet BlazerGMC AcadiaVolkswagen AtlasHyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderFord ExplorerSubaru AscentHonda PilotKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Telluride with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 96. The 2021 Kia Telluride is safer than the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, and the 2021 GMC Acadia and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, and the 2021 Ford Explorer.

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