2023 Kia Telluride Adds X-Line and X-Pro Trims, Plus More Tech

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2023 Kia Telluride Adds X Line and X Pro Trims Plus More Tech

In addition to the X-Line and Y-Pro trim levels‚ the 2023 Kia Telluride brings new technology to the sport utility crossover SUV. Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)‚ Forward Collision Avoidance-Junction Turning (FCA-JT)‚ and Wi-Fi Hotspot are all new to the Telluride for 2023. Here are the details of each model.

Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)

Besides the new features‚ the Kia Telluride 2023 will keep the same vitals as the outgoing model‚ including the same 3.8-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic. In addition‚ all-wheel drive will remain available. For safety‚ the Telluride will feature a new X-Pro trim‚ which will come in three new colors: white‚ black‚ and red. A 3.8-liter V6 engine is standard on the 2023 Telluride‚ and the vehicle comes standard with four driving modes‚ including Snow mode. The vehicle will also shift power according to the drive mode‚ such as Eco or Snow. The vehicle will also come with downhill brake control‚ which automatically adjusts its speed for optimum control. The 2023 Kia Telluride has a refreshed interior and an expanded list of ADAS safety features. The gauge cluster and touchscreen interface are mounted in a single unit‚ forming a curved display in front of the driver. The steering wheel‚ which features a Kia corporate logo and two spokes‚ is also redesigned. In addition‚ the 2023 Telluride also offers an optional digital key‚ which you can use to unlock the vehicle and start it. Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)‚ also standard on the Kia Telluride 2023‚ recognizes speed limit signs and automatically limits the vehicle speed according to your preferences. Another standard feature is the Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control - Curve. This feature lowers the vehicle speed before curves. In case of a collision‚ the vehicle will slow down or stop. The 2023 Kia Telluride is the largest SUV in Kia's history‚ with an impressive capability and robust capability. With standard Snow mode‚ an on-demand center-locking differential‚ and 4 drive modes‚ the Telluride is capable of handling a variety of road conditions. The 3.8-liter V6 engine produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque‚ and it comes standard with a 5‚000-lb. towing capacity. The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV builds on the existing Sportage HEV and offers exceptional efficiency. The vehicle features a 13.8-kWh battery and targets an all-electric range of 32 miles. It will also feature an optional EV charging station. While the sportage's PHEV version will debut in the U.S. in 2022‚ the gasoline-powered model will not be available there.

Forward Collision Avoidance-Junction Turning (FCA-JT)

The 2023 Kia Telluride gains some exterior updates‚ including a new X-Pro trim. These new features improve the rugged appearance of the SUV. The base Telluride will get new wheel designs and styling‚ as will the X-Pro trim. The 2023 Kia Telluride will be available in three new colors. A more comfortable ride is also assured with the addition of a power liftgate with auto-close functionality. Pricing for the 2023 Kia Telluride has not yet been announced. It starts at $34‚015‚ including destination charge. We would expect a small price increase. In the meantime‚ our review of the 2022 Kia Telluride suggests that a small price increase is possible. If you're considering the 2023 Kia Telluride‚ make sure you check out Ferguson Kia's Facebook page and blog. Ferguson Kia is an Oklahoma-based Kia dealership‚ so you can trust their knowledge of the brand. Inside‚ the 2023 Telluride receives an overhaul. New headlights replace orange-rectangle lighting‚ and the center instrument panel has been reworked. The leading edge of the hood has also been changed to match the Sportage's design. The interiors also receive a few upgrades‚ including an improved dashboard and steering wheel. The Telluride 2023 will be available in two trim levels: X Line and X Pro. The 2023 Kia Telluride also gains a number of new safety features. The X-Line and X-Pro trims will capitalize on the trend of outdoor vehicles by incorporating more driver assistance features. The X-Line trim will be equipped with a forward collision warning with pedestrian detection. The X-Pro trim adds evasive steering assist and blind spot monitoring. The new Telluride is available with two new trim levels. The X-Line trim replaces the Telluride X-Line and the X-Pro‚ respectively. The X-Line is distinguished by a unique grille design‚ body-color door handles‚ and X-Line badging. The interior also gets specific color packages and embossed X-Line seating. The Telluride is the only SUV in the Kia lineup that will get two new trim levels. The X-Line and X-Pro trims are intended for adventure-minded customers. They are equipped with standard all-wheel drive and additional equipment‚ such as an upgraded traction control system. The X-Pro trim is also equipped with higher ground clearance. The Telluride 2023 also gains a new feature called HDA 2. This system monitors and alerts the driver about a speeding vehicle. It can also brake for oncoming traffic and apply the brakes to prevent collision. It also offers rear occupant alert and blind spot detection‚ which can help keep you safer when traveling. You can also use it to keep track of pedestrians and cyclists. The upcoming 2023 Kia Telluride will add two new trim levels: the X-Line and X-Pro. The X-Line trim will have more off-road features. It has more ground clearance‚ a higher ride height‚ and an upgraded traction control system. Both trims will also add a 110-volt power inverter in the cargo area.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The new Telluride will have more tech than ever‚ with a new screen unit for the infotainment system and a larger instrument cluster. The screen unit is bigger than ever‚ and it includes an optional head-up display that's larger than ever. Another notable upgrade will be the available digital rearview mirror. A new touchscreen is also available‚ which is a nice addition to this midsize SUV. The 2023 Kia Telluride will also offer a wireless hotspot‚ standard Apple CarPlay integration‚ and Android Auto. It will also feature up to six USB-C charging ports. New driver assistance systems will make the Telluride even more appealing. Its safety suite will include a rear cross-traffic alert‚ speed limit recognition‚ and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Despite the mid-cycle refresh‚ the 2023 Kia Telluride will get some cosmetic updates to make it look even more rugged. It will be available with a new X-Pro trim‚ which includes different styling and wheel designs. The base model will also get a new X-Pro trim. Finally‚ the new Telluride will also offer three new exterior colors. The 2023 Kia Telluride will retain its 3.8-liter V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It will also retain all-wheel drive and feature a Downhill Brake Control feature. The Telluride also gains a bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. All-wheel drive will remain optional. Pricing for the 2023 Kia Telluride is unknown‚ but current Telluride trims start from $34‚385 and reach $44‚285 depending on the model and technology. The X-Line will be mid-priced‚ with the X-Pro trim trumping the $44k mark. The Kia Telluride will compete against the Hyundai Palisde‚ Ford Explorer‚ and Honda Pilot. The Telluride is the next generation of the Kia Sportage. It will come with a new screen‚ an updated infotainment system‚ and an expanded suite of advanced driver assistance systems. It will also add X-Line badging to its interior‚ along with more tech than the previous models. It will not be a competitor to the Jeep Grand Cherokee‚ but it will still offer some nice extras. The X-Line and X-Pro trims replace the Nightfall Edition and offer more off-road capability. They feature a unique grille‚ 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires‚ and a higher towing capacity. The Telluride also gains more tech with the X-Pro trim‚ including a new power outlet and revised traction control system. The 2023 Telluride's exterior also has a few changes. New headlights replace the orange-rectangle lighting element. The lower fascia has been reworked‚ and the leading edge of the hood is no longer covered in telluride lettering. It has a new wheel design‚ a new bumper‚ and a refreshed display. New paint colors are available for the 2023 Telluride‚ including three new hues.