Wise people have often said that one should not mess with an already good thing, a piece of solid advice routinely ignored in the automotive world and everywhere else. Thankfully, Kia has chosen not to go that route with the 2023 Telluride mid-size SUV, instead staying close to the original winning formula — and that is a very good thing.
When the Telluride arrived as a 2020 model, it generated rave reviews and strong sales thanks to its combination of virtues, including plenty of room for families and their gear, a well-equipped and comfortable cabin, and a reasonable price tag — if you could find one that hadn’t already been snapped up by another eager customer.
For 2023, Kia has done little to change that, limiting revisions to cosmetic updates including a new grille, standard LED headlights, clear taillight lenses and not much more. There are also two new quasi-off-road trims with more rugged appearances. Beyond that, the Telluride remains largely the same. Perhaps the biggest news is that getting one may be easier, as the brand has increased production capacity at its assembly plant in Georgia.
Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman recently sampled two flavors of the 2023 Telluride and found it remains a worthy contender in the category with few faults. Hit the link above to read Bragman’s complete review. For a quicker look at six things we like about the 2023 Kia Telluride and two things we don’t, keep on reading.