2023 Kia Telluride Starting at $37,025 Costs $54k In Top Trim

Kia has announced pricing for the updated Telluride 2023. The popular SUV is a bit more expensive than last year’s, and there’s a new trim that costs the Telluride over $50,000. The starting point is $37,025, a $2,300 increase over 2022. That includes Kia’s $1,335 destination fee.

At that price, you get a Telluride LX that only spins the front wheels with three rows of seating inside. Kia includes a suite of driver assistance and Drive Wise safety systems, with features such as forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, fixed lane assistance, navigation-based smart cruise control, and more. You also get the same engine and transmission that all Telluride trim levels use: a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, managed by an eight-speed automatic.

All-wheel drive is available in all trim levels as a $2,000 option, except for the new SX-Prestige which includes it as standard. Serving as the new Telluride flagship, the SX-Prestige starts at $51,725, which is a lot higher than the 2022-high-range Telluride. For 2023, Kia has also added an X-Line and X-Pro package that raises the price even further. Prior to the options, the Kia Telluride SX-Prestige X-Pro was the most expensive at $54,120.

The X-Line and X-Pro are the new rugged themed packs for the Telluride 2023. Starting with the X-Line, which mounts a new grille and wheels, roof rails, and on the mechanical side, the X-Line sits almost half an inch taller. The X-Pro includes all of that plus its own set of custom 18-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in all-terrain tires. It also has a slightly better towing capacity of 5,500 pounds.

Model / Crop MSRP (FWD) MSRP (AWD)
Telluride LX $37,025 $39.025
Telluride S $38,925 $40,925
Telluride EX $42,625 $44,625
Telluride EX X-Line N/A $46,820
Telluride SX $46,825 $48,825
Telluride SX X-Line N/A $50,220
Telluride SX X-Pro N/A $51,220
Telluride SX-Prestige N/A $51,725
Telluride SX-Prestige X-Line N/A $53.120
Telluride SX-Prestige X-Pro N/A $54,120

All prices include a mandatory $1,335 destination fee.

The Kia Telluride 2023 hits dealerships this month. Directly to Chatting About Cars podcast for additional Kia content and other automotive news.

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