The 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offer plenty of space, technology and some off-road capability. This is how these popular SUVs compare.
2022 Kia Telluride
2022 Kia Telluride Starting Price: 32 790 $ | Your price or See lists near you
Above average: Plenty of room; well equipped; lots of standard security features; respectable guarantee.
Below average: No Wi-Fi hotspot; small glove compartment.
Consensus: Spacious, affordable, well-equipped and well-maintained, the 2022 Kia Telluride has a lot to offer.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Starting Price for $ 38,990 | Your price or See lists near you
Above average: Ritzy interior; excellent security suite; V6 or V8 engines; Towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.
Below average: V8’s fuel economy; the third row of seats is just OK; less cargo space than some competitors.
Consensus: The Jeep Grand Cherokee L extends the Grand Cherokee to make room for the model’s first seat in the third row ever. The redesign also provides a technically charged new interior and exclusive finishes along with matching pricing. We do not expect many changes for the 2022 model.
Telluride Vs. Grand Cherokee L: Room to save
With room for up to eight passengers (and seven in higher trim), the Kia Telluride 2022 offers plenty of passenger and cargo space. It offers a wide range of clothing from elegant mainstream to affordable almost luxury. Telluride has been so good that it has won both 2021’s best buy and best 3-row midsize SUV awards in the past year. For 2022, it will have a larger infotainment screen of 10.25 inches and additional standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The ride quality is comfortable and smooth for the large SUV, and the adaptive cruise control with standard version with Highway Driving Assist makes long journeys easy to handle. The system reads off road signs and adjusts the speed if necessary. If you need to do a little off-road, Telluride can handle it thanks to its 8-inch ground clearance and four-wheel drive system.
Inside there is plenty of space for adults (even on the third row). The seats are easy to access whether you have the captain’s layout or the standard bench, and the seats are stacked so that everyone at the back can see the way forward – stadium style. This year, Driver Talk will come as standard, which means you do not have to shout to be heard on the back lines. A silent mode also turns off the rear speakers when children are sleeping.
Telluride also has an impressive set of standard security systems. These include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistant and adaptive cruise control with stop and go. Dead-angle monitoring with warning for intersecting traffic at the rear, driver attention warning, rear-seat warning and safe exit assistance are also included.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Jeep added third-row seats to the Grand Cherokee and created the new Grand Cherokee L 2021. Since it was new last year, we do not expect many changes to it for 2022.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is 15.1 inches longer than the regular Grand Cherokee and rides on a 7-inch longer wheelbase – but is still smaller than the Jeep Wagoneer. The exclusive cabin has six or seven seats with the second row bench as an option. The second row is spacious, the third is passable. The cargo space is 17.2 cubic feet behind the third row, and is expanded to 84.6 with all seats folded.
Standard is the Chrysler 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 293 horsepower, along with an 8-speed automatic and rear or four-wheel drive. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 357 hp is only an option on the top model and increases the towing capacity from 6,200 to 7,200 pounds. EPA combined fuel economy is 21 mpg for V6 and 17 mpg for V8.
Grand Cherokee L offers three different 4WD systems. The available Quadra-lift air suspension can raise the ride height up to 4.2 inches (for 10.2 inches of ground clearance), and an off-road package includes an electronic differential with limited gliding and sliding plates.
Jeep offers the Grand Cherokee L in the trim levels Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster is standard, and the central touch screen has an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch screen with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto wireless. Leather is available on all but the base model. Heated front seats, heated steering wheel and electric drive are optional at Laredo and standard elsewhere.
Optional four-wheel drive; standard driver assistance functions.
2022 Kia Telluride benefits
Long warranty; plenty of interior space; affordable even with the upper trim; NHTSA 5-star security.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L benefits
Optional V8; terrain ability.
Which is right for me?
The 2022 Kia Telluride fits the bill if you’re in the market for a comfortable, affordable, slightly off-road SUV that can carry up to eight passengers and their equipment.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is faithful to the brand’s mission to offer highly capable off-road vehicles. The V8 option also has impressive traction.
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|2022 Kia Telluride||Jeep Grand Cherokee L|
|Engine||3.8-liter V6||3.6-liter V6|
|Horsepower||291 hp at 6,000 rpm||293 hp at 6,400 rpm|
|Torque||262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm||260 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm|
|Transfer||8-spd automatically||8-spd automatically|
|Fuel economy||23 mpg (20 city / 26 hwy)||21 mpg (19 city / 26 hwy)|
|Also available||AWD||5.7L V8; AWD|
|Guarantee||5 years / 60,000 miles||3 years / 36,000 miles|
|Warranty for the driveline||10 years / 100,000 miles||5 years / 60,000 miles|
|NHTSA overall security||5 stars||n / a|
|Maximum seating capacity||8||7|
|Wheelbase||114.2 inches||121.7 inches|
|Total length||196.9 inches||204.9 inches|
|Width||78.3 inches||77.3 inches|
|Height||68.9 inches||71.5 inches|
|Twisting diameter||38.8 feet||38.3 feet|
|Standing height, front||40.9 inches||39.8 inches|
|Closing height, 2nd row||40.2 inches||39.9 inches|
|Standing height, 3rd row||38.1 inches||37.3 inches|
|Legroom, front||41.4 inches||41.3 inches|
|Legroom, 2nd row||42.4 inches||39.4 inches|
|Legroom, 3rd row||31.4 inches||30.3 inches|
|Shoulder space, front||61.6 inches||59.2 inches|
|Shoulder space, 2nd row||61.2 inches||58.0 inches|
|Shoulder space, 3rd row||55.3 inches||51.9 inches|
|EPA passenger volume||178.1 cubic feet||159.1 cubic feet|
|EPA load volume||87.0 cubic feet||84.6 cubic feet|