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Updated & Improved: Kia Debuts Refreshed 2023 Telluride With More Capable X-Line & X-Pro Models

In the last few years, no vehicle in the crossover SUV space has been more popular than Kia's Telluride. The Telluride has been a hit from the day it went on sale back in 2019, earning acclaim from the automotive press and being a hot commodity on dealer lots even before the current supply chain shortages.

2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro in Dirt

A (Slightly) New Look

While it may not feel like it, the Telluride has already been on sale for three model years, and that means it was time for a refreshed 2023 model which Kia has just debuted at this week's New York Auto Show.

2023 Kia Telluride Gray

Given how much of a success the Telluride has been to this point, it's not surprising that Kia would be pretty conservative with the cosmetic changes for the refresh, and they include new front and rear fascias as well as new wheel designs.

2023 Kia Telluride X Pro Grille

Inside the cabin, updates include a new steering wheel and a new dashboard design that can be optioned to include a pair of curved 12.3 inch display screens.

2023 Kia Telluride Interior

Enter the X-Line & X-Pro

While the tech updates and facelift will be important for some buyers, the bigger deal is the addition of two new Telluride trims for 2023: the X-Line and X-Pro.

2023 Kia Telluride Center Console

The X-Line is geared at buyers looking to do more than just hauling the kids to school, namely those who venture off-road or tow trailers regularly.

2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro Blue

To boost off-road capability, the X-Line gets an extra 10mm of ground clearance and improved approach and departure angles. It also adds a tow mode for improved trailer performance and stability to go along with the increased 5,500 pound towing capacity. 

2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro Blue Top View

One step above that is the X-Pro model, which takes all the upgrades from the X-Line and adds 18" wheels with all-terrain tires to further boost trail capability along with "X-Pro" branding.

2023 Kia Telluride X Pro Blue

A Good SUV Made Better

Under the hood, power will continue to come from Hyundai's 3.8L V6 engine that makes 291hp and 261 pound feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2023 Kia Telluride V6 Engine

Despite being one of the most acclaimed SUVs in its class and one that's been in high demand since launch, it's nice to see Kia not just coasting on the success of Telluride. 

2023 Kia Telluride X Pro Off Roading

As with nearly all new vehicles these days, if you are interested in getting one of these new and improved Tellurides when they hit the lot, we recommend getting in touch with your dealership sooner rather than later. 

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