A blue 2023 Kia Telluride is shown off-roading on a dirt path.

Five Ways the Kia Telluride Stands Out

If you’re looking for a family vehicle that does it all and does it better than the rest, then the only name you need to know is Telluride, the midsize SUV from Kia. But don’t take our word for it; check it out at your local Kia Telluride dealer to see exactly what we’re talking about. If your family is always on the go and needs a vehicle to get you there, don’t compromise when it comes to comfort, cargo space, or performance when you can get it all for an unbeatable price.

The 2023 Telluride was designed for families. So whether yours is complete or still growing, this three-row SUV has more than enough space for everyone and everything. What makes the Kia Telluride better? Check out the top five things that set the Kia Telluride apart from other midsize SUVs. Why five? Because when it comes to the Telluride, it’s tough to pick just one thing we love. So settle in and find out why Telluride does it better.

#1: The Seating

The Kia Telluride was designed to be a people hauler, so drivers are guaranteed more than enough room. Not only does the midsize SUV have enough space to seat up to eight passengers at a time, but its premium seating makes it more convenient than ever for everyone to ride in comfort, no matter where they’re sitting. The first and second rows can be outfitted with available heating and ventilation, and there are five color options for Nappa leather trim.

The Telluride was designed with active families in mind, so road trips with small kids or teens are easier and more enjoyable than ever before. The second row isn’t just for kids. You’ll get 42.4 inches of legroom, which is more than the 41.4 inches in the front row. You may want to save the third row for the little ones; however, because it only has 31.4 inches of legroom. The interior can also enjoy the Open Skies Dual Sunroofs for a nice view of the sky while driving, and QuietZone technology will keep the noise from the outside world minimal.

A close up of the infotainment screen in a 2022 Kia Telluride is shown.

#2: The Tech

Whether you need to take a call or the kids want to stream videos or play on apps during a long drive, staying connected is what it’s all about these days. Seamlessly connect smartphones via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to personalize your driving experience with favorite playlists, podcasts, navigation, and all your favorite apps. Meanwhile, passengers can use one of the five available USB ports and Wi-Fi hotspot to connect their laptops, tablets, or phone and stay connected wherever and whenever.

Stay bye-bye to tangles of wires and cables with wireless charging. They say it’s the little things, and on a busy morning, they are right. Don’t waste time scrambling for your charger when the Telluride makes it easy to simply put your phone on the charging dock and go. No worries, no hassle. That sounds like a great way to start the day.

Drivers can enjoy the user-friendly tech with the convenient 12.3-inch touchscreen that is right at their fingertips. The handy available ten-inch head-up display keeps drivers updated on their vehicle’s health, fuel levels, and vital information, all while keeping their attention on the road ahead. Don’t worry; you still have your normal in-dash setup shown on a 12.3-inch display screen. You read that right; a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and a 12.3-inch infotainment display are available.

#3: Lots of Space!

Busy families usually have a lot of stuff. Whether you’re picking up groceries, hauling sports equipment, or getting ready for a weekend outdoors, you need the room, and the Telluride delivers. Starting off with all of the seating in use, you have 21 cu.ft. of cargo volume available in the trunk area. If that’s not enough, don’t stress! Put away the third row, and you open up 46 cu.ft. of cargo room. Fold down all the seats to take advantage of up to 87 cu.ft. of cargo area. The wide liftgate makes access to the rear cargo area for loading and unloading convenient and strain-free. Drivers can make things even easier with the available hands-free power liftgate.

#4: Capability

The Telluride takes your family adventures to the next level. Offering improved capability and power to bring along your boat, trailer, or dirt bikes for a weekend your family will never forget. With the tow package equipped on trims that support it, the Telluride can tow up to 5,500 lbs with its standard 3.8L V6 engine that produces 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, enjoy heavy-duty cooling and Tow mode with trailer stability assist for less stress and more fun. Level up to all-wheel drive and all-terrain tires to make the most of your vehicle’s power.

A green 2022 Kia Telluride is shown from the side parked in a desert.

#5: Safety Is First

Before the tech and the little bits of luxury, safety is at the top of any family’s list. Luckily, drivers behind the wheel of a 2023 Kia Telluride get the peace of mind that Kia has them covered on all sides. The Telluride includes a number of safety and driver-assist features to give drivers more confidence every time they get behind the wheel. Nine airbags along with second-row seat-mounted airbags, stiffened body structure, safety exit alerts, and rear occupant alerts are just the beginning.

The Telluride is ready to keep you and your family safe, delivering an extra pair of eyes when you need it the most. Perfect for long, fatiguing drives, the available Highway Driving Assist 2 helps you maintain your speed and safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Blind-Spot Collision Warning keeps you aware of vehicles riding in your blind zone, while Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist lets you know if an object is detected while backing up or if approaching vehicles are coming your way.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist Technologies help drivers avoid potential head-on collisions, such as when turning left at an intersection. Ready for the next road trip? Use the navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go that helps keep your car within speed limits and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. The 2023 Telluride keeps your family and those you share the road with safer than ever before.

Do You Need More Reasons?

We could go on and on about what makes the 2023 Telluride a great choice for families, but we think these five areas are a great starting point. The Telluride is the ultimate family hauling machine. Its comfort features, space, and tech make taking the family out easier and safer than ever.

Check out the Telluride’s trim options to find the perfect level of power and all features that are important to your family. Make your next adventure unforgettable and fun. Camping gear, luggage, sports equipment, and even the family dog, bring it all along! In the Telluride, nothing gets left behind.

Do you think it’s too good to be true? There’s only one way to find out. Stop by your local Kia dealer and get behind the wheel of a 2023 Kia Telluride today. Say goodbye to stuffy backseats and wining and say hello to wide-open spaces and the best Kia has to offer. With the Telluride’s unbeatable value and a wide variety of trim and package options, it’s time to hit the open road. Stay comfortable, stay connected, and stay safe in the Kia Telluride.