Kia Telluride Features and Specs

When will the 2023 Kia Telluride be available?

2023 Kia Telluride | Kia
2023 Kia Telluride | Kia

The release date of the 2023 Kia Telluride will be in Fall 2022. The 2023 Telluride will be available to buy at Kia dealerships throughout the United States and Canada.


2023 Kia Telluride specs: Engine output, towing, and fuel economy

2023 Kia Telluride | Kia
2023 Kia Telluride | Kia

The 2023 Kia Telluride has the same 3.8-liter V-6 engine as the 2022 Telluride. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it generates an output of 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Kia didn’t yet release the fuel economy estimates for the 2023 Telluride. However, given that the engine and transmission are unchanged, the 2023 Telluride will likely have a similar gas mileage as the 2022 Telluride (up to 20 city/26 highway mpg).

The 2023 Telluride still has a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. However, the new Telluride X-Pro trim has a towing capacity of 5,500 pounds. A new performance addition is the Hill-Descent Control feature, which is standard for all Telluride models. Buyers of the 2023 Telluride have a choice of either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system.

Kia Telluride Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)

2022 Kia Telluride Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) is 5,578 lbs. to 5,917 lbs.

Hence, Kia Telluride doesn’t Qualifies for the 6000 Pound or more requirement (Per IRS) and using a combination of Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation you can get $18,200 Deduction on a Vehicle purchase price including Fees and Sales Taxes.

New Kia Telluride Exterior

This is a major update rather than an all-new model, so the styling will be familiar to those who already own a Telluride. Still, it has a new front bumper and the graphics of the LED headlights have been updated. The Tiger Nose grille has also been reworked, while the rear shows off refreshed taillights, a new bumper, and a customary roof spoiler. Three new Kia Telluride colors are on offer with Midnight Lake Blue, Dawning Red, and Jungle Wood Green. New wheel designs, some of which are wrapped in an all-terrain tire – have been added to every trim too, with the X-Line model – which replaces the Nightfall Edition – benefitting from exclusive 20s.

Kia Telluride Bonus Depreciation

Bonus Depreciation  has been significantly improved by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Under new TCJA, Bonus Depreciation allows you to deduct a specified percentage of the cost of assets in the year they are placed in service.

This deduction allows you to take your profit to negative as compared to Section 179 which only allows you to break even or make your profit zero.

For vehicles such as Kia Telluride that are less than 6000 pounds, can be deduct $18,200 in the bonus depreciation(Including Section 179) the year purchased and placed in service.

Tip: Under Bonus Depreciation rules, you can even purchase a Used Kia Telluride and use Bonus Depreciation. 

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