The fuel economy on the Kia Telluride is roughly 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive configuration. The Kia is powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 3.8L V6 engine that generates 291 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque.
This SUV can tow up to 5,000 lbs. However, compared to the Jeep Wagoneer, the Telluride doesn't quite measure up in terms of power and performance.
Some of the highlight exterior features of this SUV include the 18-inch alloy wheels, LED projector headlights, and variable intermittent windshield wipers. High Beam Assist technology automatically dims headlights to reduce glare for oncoming drivers.
The Kia Telluride is certainly comfortable with features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sliding and folding second-row seating, and USB charging ports in the front, middle, and last rows.
This SUV also has dual-zone climate control with an automatic defog system. The headroom for the 2023 model is 39.5 inches, while the front shoulder room is 61.6 inches.
The technology on the Kia Telluride is all about convenience. The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment is integrated with a navigation system and SiriusXM® satellite radio. The infotainment system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Kia even supports a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Kia safety package includes driver assist features such as automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, safe exit assist, and driver attention warning. The Telluride also comes with a rear-view monitor with dynamic parking guidance.
What Are Trim Levels?
The 2023 Kia Telluride is available in a total of 10 trims: LX, S, EX, SX, SXP, X-Line EX, X-Line SX, L-Line SXP, and X-Pro SXP. While the base LX trim meets all basic needs drivers may have, higher trims have upgrades such as heated front seats, dual sunroofs, and exclusive exterior body upgrades.
How Can You Save Money On A New SUV Purchase?
If you want to save substantial money on a new mid-size SUV, then it's a good idea to work closely with your local dealership's financing experts. The finance department can help you lower your vehicle price with a trade-in value on your old car and can even help you find an auto loan with a budget-friendly vehicle payment. Securing your auto loan at a dealership typically means you will be able to enjoy a lower interest rate, too.
Whether you are searching for a new SUV for your family or you want an SUV for off-road adventures, both the Jeep Wagoneer and the Kia Telluride have plenty to offer. Comparing these mid-size SUVs will ultimately depend on prices, rankings, and driver preference. To check out these SUVs in person, contact Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram at 816-836-0100 to schedule a test drive today.