2023 Telluride SX Prestige X-Line

well-rounded package with handsome styling

Telluride prices start at $37,255.00

Is the KIA telluride all new for 2023?

No, the Telluride for 2023 is not an all-new model. Instead, it has received a styling refresh that includes updates such as a refreshed grille, redesigned headlamps, and a new front bumper. Additionally, there have been changes to the interior, with a new all-digital instrument panel featuring dual 12.3-inch screens for infotainment and gauge displays. Navigation and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot are now standard across the lineup. The 2023 Telluride also introduces more rugged-looking X-Line and X-Pro trims, which unlock the vehicle’s maximum 5500-pound towing capacity.

Kia telluride Trim levels

The Kia Telluride is offered in ten trim levels:

  • LX
  • S
  • EX
  • EX X-Line
  • SX
  • SX X-Line
  • SX X-Pro
  • SX Prestige
  • SX Prestige X-Line
  • SX Prestige X-Pro
2023 Telluride

MSRP as tested $54,120.00 including destination charges.

The SX is the perfect for those seeking great value but also looking for a top of the line model.

What is the Kia Telluride warranty?

  • 10 year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • 5 year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
  • 5 year/60,000-mile roadside assistance

What engine comes with the Kia telluride?

3.8L Six-Cylinder Engine

Standard is a 3.8L Six-Cylinder Engine with 262 lb.- ft torque producing 291 horsepower.

The engine is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to the front wheels as the standard configuration. All-wheel drive is available as an optional feature for all models.

What are the interior features of the Kia telluride?

The interior of the vehicle exudes a high-end and comfortable ambiance. It boasts exceptional build quality, appealing materials, and an abundance of desirable features. The SX trim, in particular, stands out with its luxurious options, including driver’s seat memory settings, a head-up display, heated and ventilated rear seats, a premium headliner, and Nappa leather upholstery. The cabin offers even more spaciousness. It can accommodate eight passengers with the standard second-row bench seat or seven with the optional captain’s chairs. Furthermore, the cabin provides ample interior storage options throughout.

Each Telluride comes equipped with a powerful infotainment system centered around a 12.3-inch touchscreen. This system offers popular features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, in-dash navigation, and onboard Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, there’s the option to upgrade to a premium 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, a 110-volt power inverter for added convenience, and wireless smartphone charging for a clutter-free experience. An interesting feature called “Driver Talk” amplifies the driver’s voice through speakers in the rear rows, facilitating better communication with passengers seated in the back.

2023 Telluride

How does the Kia telluride sx Prestige X-Line Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, This SUV boasts a substantial size, and its interior cabin maximizes the space effectively. It’s tailored with the modern family in mind, offering practical ergonomics throughout. I would confidently take this vehicle on cross-country trips without any hesitation, thanks to its exceptional comfort.

As a car enthusiast, I must confess, I appreciate its naturally aspirated V6 engine. Given its substantial size and nearly 300 horsepower, it offers more than enough power. Additionally, I’m a big admirer of its captivating looks and styling. The design is bold and handsome, suitable for both female and male drivers. It’s adorned with intricate details, reminiscent of higher-end SUVs.

Final thoughts

This vehicle is a top contender in its category, and it’s easy to see why. Kia has hit the mark when it comes to styling, performance, comfort, safety, warranty, and price! Honestly, it’s hard to think of anything else it might be missing.

Kia Telluride SX Prestige X-Line features as tested

Performance & Mechanicals

  • 3.8L Gas Direct Injection (GDI) V6 Engine
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Active On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Headlights
  • Dual Sunroofs
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • Pwr Folding Heated Outside Mirrors


  • Heated & Ventilated Power Adjustable Front Seats
  • Heated & Ventilated 2nd Row Captains Chairs
  • Dual Panoramic 12.3 Display with Navigation
  • Surround View Monitor & Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Head-Up Display
  • Kia Connect
  • SiriusXM
  • Harman/Kardon Premium Audio System
  • Smart Key with Push Button & Remote Start
  • Digital Tear View Mirror & 110V Inverter Outlet
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Memory Driver’s Seat
  • Digital Key
  • Rear Occupant Alert with Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Heated Steering Wheel


  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side & Full-Length Curtain Airbags
  • Drivers Knee Airbags
  • 1st & 2nd Row Outboard Airbag
  • Parking Distance Warning
  • Parking Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist & Highway Driving Assist 2
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Keeping Assist & Lane Following Assist

*Features available with Telluride SX Prestige X-Line.

For more information about the Kia Telluride, please visit www.kia.com.