2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro award-winning three-row eight-passenger SUVs in the U.S - Car Blog

Hodangnhan.com - Designed specifically for the U.S., Kia Telluride has been a head-turning proposition from the very start. Retaining its bold and sophisticated appearance, the Telluride undergoes some exterior restyling for a more rugged and refined look in the new model year.



        Debuting Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the 2023 Kia Telluride adds new X-Line and X-Pro trims. The X-Line has an 0.4-inch higher ride height, resulting in very slightly improved approach and departure angles, as well as new roof rails, unique 20-inch wheels, revised traction control settings and a towing mode that alters the transmission's shift logic and incorporates trailer sway control.





        The headlights replace their orange-rectangle lighting element with twin spotlights and vertical bars, the lower fascia is reworked, and the leading edge of the hood loses its TELLURIDE lettering. The rear appearance and lower body-side molding have also been tweaked. Following the lead of the redesigned 2023 Sportage, the Telluride adds a rugged-looking X-Pro trim level and also a less intense X-Line model.





        The Telluride X-Pro offers a bit more off-road capability, thanks to its smaller 18-inch wheels and Continental all-terrain tires, in addition to the aforementioned increased ground clearance. The X-Pro also has a slightly higher tow rating: 5,500 pounds, versus 5,000 in the standard Telluride.



        The Telluride continues to use Kia's 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine with 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Traffic sign recognition is now standard, as is a more robust forward-collision avoidance system that works to detect oncoming vehicles when turning left at intersections.



        The X-Line's special elements are a 0.4-inch-higher ride height, a new Tow mode, beefier roof rails, a redesigned grille, and trim-specific 20-inch wheels. The X-Pro adds a 110-volt outlet in the cargo area, swaps the 20-inch wheel for 18-inchers with all-terrain tires, and has an increased tow rating of 5500 pounds (up from 5000).



        The standard Highway Driving Assist (HDA) semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control can now be upgraded to HDA 2, which adds lane-change functionality. The standard speed-limit recognition system can automatically adjust the cruise control set speed when the speed limit changes. The forward collision avoidance system now also watches for oncoming traffic when making a left turn. Additionally, it can brake to avoid cross traffic in an intersection or brake and steer when it detects an oncoming vehicle during a two-lane pass. It's also better able to watch out for pedestrians and cyclists.



        Inside, the biggest change is the arrival of a digital instrument cluster, which merges with the larger infotainment screen (now 12.3 inches). The head-up display also is larger and can show more info. Fortunately, Kia has retained much of the center stack, which still features physical buttons to operate much of the climate control system and to quickly access major touchscreen functions. Also retained are knobs for volume, tuning, and temperature, as well as a real shift lever.


A New Level of Convenience Technology



        The 2023 Kia Telluride adds new technology features that makes ownership easier and more convenient:

  •                 Upgraded 12.3-inch navigation screen (increased from 10.3 inches)
  •                 Optional Full Display Mirror with HomeLink functionality (replacing standard rearview mirror)
  •                 Available Smart Power Liftgate with "Auto Close" functionality



Kia Connect services provide advanced embedded connectivity:

  •                 Digital Key: Allows customers to use their compatible iPhones, Apple Watches, and Samsung Galaxy smartphones as a virtual vehicle key to lock, unlock and drive. Furthermore, these keys can be shared with friends and family over text messages on available devices
  •                 In-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot connects up to five devices to 4G LTE-based internet
  •                 Map and Infotainment Over-The-Air (OTA) updates: Keeps maps and infotainment system updated automatically with the latest functionalities to deliver the best driving experience
  •                 Kia Access App with smartwatch compatibility through Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy smart watches to access features like remote climate control, door lock/unlock and more
  •                 Stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization capability
  •                 Connected Routing: The server-based system calculates the optimal route by using real-time and predicted traffic information based on past information and AI that has learned the user's preferred route.
  •                 Smart Speaker Integration lets customers use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled smart speakers or devices to remotely control some functions (such as remote start)



Technology highlights carried over from the previous model year include:

  •                 Available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system (AM/FM/SiriusXM)
  •                 Apple CarPlay
  •                 Android Auto
  •                 Available wireless smartphone charging
  •                 Up to six USB charging ports - two in each row. Five ports are standard (updated from A type to C type)
  •                 Multi-Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows two phones to connect simultaneously for audio streaming
  •                 Head-Up Display: Upgraded from 8.5-inches to 10-inches. Added information makes this system especially useful. Provides turn-by-turn navigation, speed, smart cruise control and blind-spot warnings (available)
  •                 Driver Talk: Uses a microphone to enhance communication with second- and third-row passengers
  •                 Quiet Mode: Cuts audio output in second and third row so the audio choices of the front occupants are only heard in that row
  •                 Rear Occupant Alert: Uses ultrasonic sensors designed to detect child or pet movement in the second and third row after the car's doors have been locked and then can issue audible alerts to the driver



Expanded ADAS Suite



As Kia's flagship SUV, the new Telluride is brimming with technology to keep occupants safe. The long list of ADAS features grows for 2023 with several new additions, including two new standard systems (ISLA, FCA-JT):

  •                 Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA): Maximum speed sign recognition that alerts driver and also limits the speed of the car depending on the settings (standard)
  •                 Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control - Curve (NSCC-C): Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle's speed proactively before upcoming curves in the road (available)
  •                 Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2): A driving convenience system that maintains the distance from the vehicle in front and the lane position on the highway, and also assists in lane changes (available; HDA 1.5 is standard on Telluride)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance - Junction Turning (FCA-JT): Detects oncoming vehicles while turning left at an intersection (junction). If a collision appears likely, the system applies the brakes to stop the car (standard)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance - Junction Crossing (FCA-JC): Detects crossing vehicles while passing through an intersection. If a collision appears likely, the system applies the brakes to stop the car (available)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance - Lane Change Oncoming (FCA-LO): Assists in preventing collision with oncoming vehicles while passing other vehicles by providing steering input (available)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance - Lane Change Side (FCA-LS): Assists in preventing collision with cycles/vehicles in the front of the car while changing lanes by providing steering input (available)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance - Evasive Steering Assist (FCA-ESA): Assists in preventing collision with obstacles/pedestrians/vehicles in front of the car while driving straight by providing steering input (available)




The Kia Telluride's long list of carryover ADAS (standard and available) systems include:

  •                 Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  •                 Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
  •                 High Beam Assist (HBA)
  •                 Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  •                 Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  •                 Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear (BCA-R)
  •                 Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) (available)
  •                 Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  •                 Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  •                 Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  •                 Parking Distance Warning - Forward (available) and Reverse
  •                 Surround View Monitor (SVM) (available)
  •                 Highway Driving Assist (HDA) (HDA 1.5 - standard; HDA 2.0 - optional)
  •                 Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  •                 Safe Exist Assist (SEA)



                Pricing for the 2023 Telluride has not been released yet, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the figures creep up slightly. The 2022 model ranges from $34,385 to $44,285. The 2023 Telluride goes on sale this fall.



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