The Telluride has been around for a while and it already established a great position on the market. It is great in many ways but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing updates in the near future. If we can trust the latest rumors the 2023 Kia Telluride could receive a mid-cycle refresh. For this occasion, we could see some styling revisions, as well as a couple of novelties soon from the inside. On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle would probably remain the same, though there are some rumors about the hybrid version of this SUV.
Whether these updates come or not, the overall layout will remain the same, which means that we may count on the same characteristics. This SUV is great in many ways, starting from a spacious and luxurious cabin, lots of standard and available features, comfortable and relaxed ride, etc.
Given the possible update, the 2023 Kia Telluride could arrive a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of 2022.
2023 Kia Telluride Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Kia Telluride is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh, if we can trust rumors. For this occasion, we would expect to see mostly visual changes. Some rendering photos have already appeared on the network and they all suggest subtle changes only. Of course, most of the things would happen at the front, where we would expect to see things like revised headlights, new grille pattern and reshaped bumper. The rear end would come with a couple of tweaks too, while new color options and wheels would be offered too.
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see mechanical changes. This aspect would remain the same, which means that the ride quality would remain familiar as well. In other words, the Telluride will remain comfortable and easy to drive.
A couple of tweaks are possible on the inside as well. Keep in mind that the 2022 model has already introduced a couple of interesting novelties, such as a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen. On the other hand, the 2023 Kia Telluride would probably offer a couple of novelties on the dashboard. Some believe that the current shift level could be replaced with a modern-looking, electric shifter. Furthermore, we could see a digital instrument cluster available, as well as things like new materials, new wheels etc.
Of course, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. You may count on the same amount of passenger space, which is really impressive in the first two rows. The third row is also quite functional and accommodates adults pretty easily. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 21 cubic feet behind the third row, which is impressive for the class. Fold down the third row and you get 46 cubic feet, while the overall cargo space goes around 87 cubic feet. Those are also pretty impressive numbers for the class.
Novelties in this aspect should also come. We already mentioned the possibility to see a digital instrument cluster. Furthermore, another thing that comes to mind is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, some of the current options could become part of the standard equipment. This particularly refers to things like additional USB ports, wireless charging etc. The rest should remain pretty much the same, which means that all models will also come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, remote start, a 10.25-inch touch screen, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, voice recognition, a six-speaker stereo, six USB ports etc.
The same thing goes for safety features, though we have to say that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors etc.
2023 Kia Telluride Engine
Although some rumors talk about the possibility to see a hybrid version, we think that the 2023 Kia Telluride will continue in the same way in this aspect. So, all models should come with a 3.8-liter V6 engine, which features a max output of 291 horsepower. Driving dynamics are really good, while the 8-speed automatic transmission also does a pretty good job.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class. Of course, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2023 Kia Telluride Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Kia Telluride will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022, with a starting price of around 34.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like VW Atlas, Chevy Traverse, Hyundai Palisade etc.