2022 Kia Telluride  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#37 of 2022 SUVs

#52 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Telluride
The Telluride, introduced by Kia in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Telluride packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand 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 2022 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 2022 Kia Telluride has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Kia Telluride is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Kia Telluride is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2022 Kia Telluride can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Kia Telluride: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Kia Telluride. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9475Chrysler VoyagerKia CarnivalNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasToyota HighlanderNissan PathfinderHonda PassportSubaru AscentKia TellurideDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Telluride with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 94. The 2022 Kia Telluride is safer than the 2022 Chrysler Voyager, the 2022 Kia Carnival, the 2022 Nissan Murano, and the 2022 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Palisade, the 2022 Dodge Durango, the 2022 Subaru Ascent, the 2022 Honda Passport, and the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.

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