Kia Announces Pricing For More Rugged 2023 Telluride

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It's one of Kia's most popular models in the USA.

Kia has released pricing of the 2023 Telluride, one of its most important and popular models in the United States. For 2022 so far, Kia has sold 72,296 Tellurides, behind only the Sportage (89,739) and Forte (82,064).

It's been quite some time since the 2023 Telluride was revealed with more rugged looks (almost six months, in fact), and now we finally know what it will cost. For the base LX with front-wheel drive, the Telluride will now cost $35,690, a $2,300 increase over the 2022 LX. Next up is the Telluride S FWD at $37,590, which is $1,700 more than before. From here, there is a more substantial jump to the better-equipped trim levels.


The mid-range EX FWD starts at $41,290, the SX is $45,490, and the SX-Prestige - the only trim to come with all-wheel drive as standard - begins at $50,390. Of course, adding AWD to all the FWD models will increase the price, so expect to pay $2,000 more for that option.

This year, there are also new X-Line AWD and X-Pro AWD variants which introduce more capability and rugged style to the lineup. These models are very much in line with industry trends, where even softer crossovers are given an off-road-style makeover. Honda has done it with its adventurous Passport Trailsport, and Mazda has gone as far as to launch an all-new CX-50, essentially the CX-5's tougher sibling.


Back to the 2023 Telluride, though. The X-Line AWD specification costs $45,485 in EX guise, $48,885 for the SX, and $51,785 for the SX-Prestige. The X-Pro AWD is only available for the SX ($49,885) and SX-Prestige ($52,785).

We've covered the 2023 updates before, so will just touch on some of the highlights here. The adventure-ready X-Line comes with a unique exterior like a special grille, greater ground clearance, better approach/departure angles, and a Tow mode. The X-Pro has all of this plus all-terrain tires, a 110-volt inverter outlet, and a higher towing capacity of 5,500 pounds.

As before, the Telluride retains its 3.8-liter V6 engine with 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2023 Kia Telluride will be arriving at retailers this month.

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