A Sneak Peek at the 2023 Kia Telluride

October 17th, 2022 by

Take a Look Inside the Upcoming 2023 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it a top pick for families looking for a spacious three-row SUV. The Telluride comes with everything you could want, from style and comfort to safety and technology.

You don’t want to miss out on what the 2023 Kia Telluride has to offer! Continue reading to learn more.

What’s Different for 2023?

Despite the Telluride only being a few years old, with the first model going into production in 2019, Kia has already begun updating it. The 2023 model features a style refresh to keep it looking modern. You can see these touches in the new front bumper, grille, and headlights.

The interior also has some new touches with dual 12.3-inch screens, which is also seen in the Mercedes-Benz GLS-class and BMW iX. Enhanced technology includes navigation and WiFi hotspot as the new standard for these kinds of vehicles.

Kia Telluride Design

You’ll find the Telluride interior and exterior to be surprisingly stylish for a family vehicle. It delivers a near-luxury experience at a fraction of the price. Additionally, the large windows throughout give the interior a spacious feel when sitting in all rows.

As a driver or a passenger, you’ll appreciate the space and comfortable seating. The materials used create an upscale look, giving the Telluride’s interior an attractive design. In addition, the Telluride is seven inches longer than comparable models allowing passengers in the second and third rows to have more leg room.

If you need to haul cargo instead of carrying passengers, then you’ll appreciate the 21 cubic feet of cargo space. You can fold down the second and third rows to give you a maximum cargo space of 87 cubic feet. The rear hatch is wide and nicely shaped to make loading the Telluride easier. There are also in-floor compartments for keeping smaller items and essentials organized.

Kia Telluride Performance

You will find the V6 engine to be sporty and responsive. Its smooth shifting delivers a gentle ride paired with a soft suspension to level out the road. As a result, driving the Kia Telluride feels comfortable yet not boring.

It’s capable of producing 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission seamlessly shifts through the gears. If you’re looking for even more power, consider the SX trim package that can achieve 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds. For powerful stopping power, there are large brakes that deliver plenty of contact.

While some may feel that the handling and suspension are a bit stiff, this is necessary for supporting its 5,500 towing capacity. The stiffer handling ensures you maintain control. The impressive eight inches of ground clearance means you can go on any adventure with your family.

Fuel Economy

Because all the Telluride trim models have the same V6, they deliver similar fuel economy stats. The front wheel drive models achieve 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The all wheel drive models get slightly lower fuel economy at 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. However, even at this rate, it still performs better than comparable models such as the Volkswagen Atlas or the Honda Pilot.

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Kia Telluride Features

Use either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to connect your smartphone to the 12.3-inch touchscreen. You may also charge your phone on the wireless charging station. Another luxurious feature you can opt in for is the ten-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system.

A unique feature of the Telluride speaker system is Driver Talk. It amplifies the driver’s voice throughout the speakers to the back two rows, making communicating with passengers in the second and third rows easier.

You will find USB ports throughout the entire vehicle. No more handing phones and devices forward from the back rows to charge at the front! However, only the USB at the front will transmit data to the infotainment system.

Kia Telluride Safety

The 2022 Kia Telluride received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With all of the same features and technology as the previous model, you can expect the 2023 model to score just as well. Given that the Telluride is designed to be the ultimate family vehicle, you should only accept the best when it comes to safety.

All of these safety features come standard on the Telluride.

  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Crash imminent braking
  • Dynamic brake support

There are also several safety upgrades available. These include a 360-degree camera system, automatic headlights, and Blind-Spot View Monitor.

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Kia Telluride Models

There are six trim levels to choose from. The base model trim is the LX, while the top of the line is the X-Pro. The suitable model for you will be within your budget and have the features you want.

  • LX
  • S
  • EX
  • X-Line
  • SX
  • X-Pro

If you are looking for a balance of features and price, the SX model is an impressive contender. This model has an outstanding list of standard features and optional add-ons. However, for the price, it would be tough to find another manufacturer’s comparable SUV for the same price with all of the same features.

For a more rugged vehicle, you may want to consider the X-line and X-Pro trim packages. These models come with more features and are better equipped for towing and roughing it.

Get Your 2023 Kia Telluride with Burlington Kia

Isn’t it time you upgraded your family vehicle to a new Kia vehicle? The 2023 Kia Telluride comes with an impressive list of features wrapped in a comfortable and stylish package. Enjoy the drive with the responsive and sporty engine and handling.

With the help of Burlington Kia, you can build your dream 2023 Kia Telluride and experience all of these features and quality performance for yourself. To make your dreams a reality, click the button below to get in contact with a member of our team!

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