Does the new 2023 Kia Telluride do enough to break out of its family SUV shell?

The hardest thing to do when you’ve reached the top of the mountain is to stay there. The Kia Telluride has achieved this feat and is looking for an edge to remain one of the most awarded SUVs on the market. With the recent debut of the 2023 model, this three-row family crossover might have found its edge.

Improved technology keeps the Kia Telluride ahead

Front view of the blue 2023 Kia Telluride, highlighting the differences between the 2022 Telluride

Kia Telluride 2023 | KIA

While there are many obvious changes to this Kia SUV, you can find some of the more subtle upgrades in the cabin area. This is where you will see a new display and dashboard. Edmunds tells us the display has two 12.3-inch screens with new controls. A smart speed warning is a standard offering to help you stay within legal speed limits. The optional Forward Collision-Avoidance System works at intersections to avoid collisions. This feature also works for traffic directly in front of the SUV. There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot which is now standard on all models.