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It’s time to take a closer look at the Kia Telluride. This three-row SUV has been the top option for years because of its space, comfort, and value. But how well does it hold up over time? Let’s see how reliable the 2023 Kia Telluride really is. 

How reliable is the 2023 Kia Telluride?

The 2023 Kia Telluride driving down the road
2023 Kia Telluride | Kia

The 2023 Kia Telluride has an above-average reliability rating. It earned a score of 83 out of 100 from J.D.Power. Scores between 81 and 90 are above average, while anything between 91 and 100 is best. 

For comparison’s sake, the 2023 Honda Pilot earned an 80, the 2023 Toyota Highlander has a 79, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has a 78, and the 2023 Kia Sorrento also earned an 81. So, the Telluride is in a good position for its class

The average Telluride model is expected to reach 200,000 miles, which seems a bit low. Perhaps it’s still a little too early to judge its lifespan. It came out in 2019, and the average person drives about 15,000 miles yearly. 

With more time on the road, its lifespan could improve. Also, with proper care and regular maintenance, some models can reach 250,000 miles. If you drive about 15,000 miles annually, then your Telluride could provide about 13 to 15 years of service on the road. 

Does the Telluride have a good resale value? 

Yes, the 2023 Kia Telluride has an excellent resale value. It actually has the highest resale value in its class. It’s had the best resale value for the past three years in a row. 

It’s expected to retain about 47% of its value after five years of ownership. If it depreciates by 35%, then it will have a resale value of about $30,347. This result is for a Telluride model that’s $46,366 when new and when only driven for about 12,000 miles per year. 

Results may vary based on your Telluride’s condition, location, mileage, and care. But overall, the Telluride currently stacks up as a solid investment. It should be relatively unproblematic for years with an excellent trade-in or resale value.