2022 Kia Telluride EX vs. SX

2022 Kia Telluride Parked on Gravel

2022 Kia Telluride EX


2022 Kia Telluride SX
3.8L V6 engine


3.8L V6 engine
$38,390 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,290 MSRP
Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio

Speaker System

Harman Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer

Seating Capacity


If you’ve ruled out all of the Kia Telluride competitors like the Hyundai Palisade, you’re ready to pick your favorite 2022 Kia Telluride trim! With four different trims to choose from, finding the differences between them can be challenging. That’s why Sunset Kia of Auburn has put together this guide on the two most popular Kia Telluride configurations in Federal Way: the EX and SX trims. 



The EX and SX are both top-level trims for the 2022 Kia Telluride, providing a big jump up in amenities and comfort from the base-level LX trim and S trim. With premium audio systems, enhanced seating options, and cutting-edge tech features like wireless device charging, the EX and SX are ready to elevate all your Sumner rides. Which trim is right for you? Read on to learn the differences between these two Telluride trims with Sunset Kia of Auburn!

2022 Telluride EX vs. SX: Price

Of course, making sure your Kia Telluride fits into your budget is the top priority. When comparing the two trims, there’s a decent price difference between the two:

  • 2022 Kia Telluride EX Price:$38,390 MSRP
  • 2022 Kia Telluride SX Price: $43,290 MSRP

That said, both Kia Telluride configurations offer enormous value with their fresh exterior designs, ample cargo space, and an ergonomic cabin that allows all your passengers to stretch out and relax on your Puyallup adventures. In addition, you’ll enjoy these standard features on both trims:

  • Powerful 3.8L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive

Kia Telluride EX: Features

Between the two premium trims, the EX is the only one to offer a full 8-passenger seating capacity. Ready to haul the whole crew wherever the Auburn takes you, the EX balances practicality and luxury for all-day driving. Discover some of the highlights of the EX configuration below:

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels (Machined Finish)
  • LED Tail Lights, Exclusive Grille
  • Smart Power Liftgate™
  • Power-Folding Mirrors
  • 8-Passenger Seating
  • Leather Seat Trim (all rows)
  • Integrated 2nd-Row Window Sunshades
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Power Seats
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror
  • Smart Key w/ Push Button & Remote Start
  • Kia Connect w/ Navigation & 10.25-inch Display
  • 7 USB Ports (6 Charging, 1 Media)

Kia Telluride SX: Features

As the range-topping Kia Telluride configuration, the SX pulls all of the advanced comfort and technology features into one premium package. Turn heads with the exclusive range of exterior colors and 20-inch alloy black sport wheels while driving around Federal Way, then revel in the luxury interior with these additional features:

  • Heated/Ventilated Front Seats (also available for 2nd Row)
  • Leather Seat Trim (Available Nappa Leather Seat Trim)
  • Front Power Seats w/ Driver’s Memory
  • 7-Passenger Seating with 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs
  • Supervision Instrument Cluster (7-inch LCD Display)
  • Harman Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer

See the 2022 Telluride EX & SX Differences for Yourself at Sunset Kia of Auburn! 

Want to take a closer look at the Kia Telluride configurations for yourself, or see how the Telluride stacks up against other Kia models, like the Kia Sorento? Contact Sunset Kia of Auburn online or give us a call at (253) 891-6675 to set up your test drive in Auburn! 


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