The Kia Telluride is getting more expensive for its latest release like That continued to rise slowly in the price range. Compared to the outgoing model, 2023 Kia Telluride will cost an extra $2.64o due to a price increase across the entire Telluride product line and a slight increase in shipping charges.
Thanks, global supply chain. I guess it’s time we poured cold water on the crowd of SUV fans who have already started Kia Telluride like it’s the last third-row SUV on Earth. I just didn’t think cold water would come from That itself through a price increase. Either way, it doesn’t stop many people from buying.
Although the new Telluride retains the standard 3.8-liter V6 engine, which makes 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, Kia is charging extra for it: The 2023 Kia Telluride will start at $37,025 including including delivery, while the 2022 Kia Telluride starts at $34,385. Delivery prices are just $40 higher, which means the new Telluride costs $2,600 more before destination fees are charged.
Clearly, the popularity of Kia’s large SUV could partly explain the price difference between the 2022 and 2023 Telluride. And the price increase is also related to a lack of raw materials and automakers. struggling with freight and global shipping these last quarters.
But the main reason why the 2023 Kia Telluride will cost more is that Kia is touting off-road ability of the SUV with two new trim levels: X-Line and X-Pro. Indeed, the Korean automaker opened notification of the new Telluride by saying the SUV is “ready for adventure” and that the big Kia will “attract drivers who like to go off the beaten path.”
X-Line and X-Pro trim levels – as Kia calls them even though they’re similar package – will be available on Telluride models starting from the EX. The base model Telluride LX and the immediate upgrade model Telluride S will not receive the new packages. However, the Telluride LX and S will still be available AWD. The X-Line and X-Pro packages are only available on the Telluride EX, SX, and SX-Prestige.
New trim levels add a premium that ranges from $1,395-$2,395 depending on the make and trim you compare them to, which is pretty little to pay for “soft-roader” upgrades. The more expensive X-Line and X-Pro add all-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels, beefing up the Telluride with 8.4-inch ground clearance and improving the SUV’s approach and departure angles.
These new add-ons make the Telluride SX-Prestige X-Pro AWD 2023 (a silly name) the most expensive Telluride, starting at $54,120 including delivery. For reference, the most expensive model is the 2022 Kia Telluride SX-P, which starts at $48,185 including delivery. That means the Telluride’s all-terrain vehicle that glows will cost an extra $5,935. Call it $6,000.
The new Telluride receives several upgrades on optional off-road trim levels; The latest model has a refreshed interior with available dual 12.3-inch infotainment screens (compared to the previous model’s 10.25-inch screen) and a few other standard features. But the starting price is $2,600 higher, and the top model is $6,000 higher, which is…a lot. Even for the mass Telluride.