Is the 2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro the BEST new midsize SUV to BUY?

Is the 2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro the BEST new midsize SUV to BUY? Watch Now!

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FIRST DRIVE: The refreshed and updated Telluride is here and Kia has and all new trim. This SUV competes with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Palisade, Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda CX-9 and more. On the outside you have a new grill, headlights, wheels and rear bumper. On the inside FINALLY there is a digital gauge cluster, leather seating and new infotainment system. Under the hood is a 3.8L V6 that produces 291HP & is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Is the 2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro the BEST new midsize SUV to BUY?
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  1. I was really hoping they would take this chance to fix the little gripes I had which was the awkward one sided exhaust as well as the fact that the Hyundai palisade (the telluride’s equivalent) had shifter paddles but the telluride didn’t. I always questioned that decision considering telluride is the MUCH sportier looking suv between the two

  2. I gotta thank you Joe, and the whole Raiti’s team, for these great videos – I was in the unfortunate position of needing to replace a car in this market, and I checked your channel every time I was considering a model. Virtually all the ones I was considering had been covered at some point pretty recently. The honest feedback and walkthroughs were so much help before even stepping foot on a lot. Even if we don’t agree on flat black wheel surrounds haha!

  3. KIA is doing the business, this Telluride is totally loaded ! The exterior is bold and aggressive and the interior is super nice, love the 1 piece instrument panel and infotainment ! I don’t believe that anyone can touch this with their current SUV’s. Nice job Joe and Steven !

  4. I was recently in the market for an SUV that could hold at least 4 Twinkies in the console front slot and at least a full box in the center console… the winner was the Bronco Sport Badlands. Thanks Joe!

  5. Even though Joe mentioned it, most people seem to forget that the 2023 palisade and Telluride now come with the digital rearview mirror LOL. so much damn value in these cars. It’s hard to not choose either the Kia or the Hyundai. The Palisade even comes with a driver side massaging seat and heated third row seats. Who else is doing that other than maybe Mercedes? 🤷🏽‍♂️

  6. You’re spot on about the exhaust pipe… would have been much better if they had at least put single exhaust on both sides. Hope Kia adds a hybrid option for the Telluride next year.

  7. Joe is the best real reviewer on the market. As a Dad, Car Nut and avid youtube watcher he gives the best advise out there. Plus it’s funny! Let’s Go… Outback Review porfavor

  8. Kia has done a fantastic job, with the off road version, of the Telluride! With this off road package, the Telluride looks great, and you get an extra 500 pounds towing which is awesome!! But i’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Kia needs to make a performance version of the Telluride, to keep the momentum going. Can’t you picture the Stinger’s 3.3 twin turbo stuffed in this Telluride. Kia, if you are reading the comments please consider!! Somebody’s gotta compete with the Explorer ST and the Acura MDX Type-S. So it may as well be KIA!!!

  9. The roof rack is definitely slightly different since it has some holes instead of just a straight flush. Other than that, the interior looks almost the same except for the front panel. Still like my 2021 night fall headlights compared to the new ones though 😉


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