Everyone wants a little bit of luxury in their ride. If you're in need of a 3-row SUV with equal attention to style and power, you have two options: the Kia Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade.

Not sure which one would be the best choice? Pitre Kia is happy to help with our Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade comparison. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, drivers can dig in and learn a bit about both SUVs and which one comes out on top.


Performance and Fuel Economy

Both the Kia Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade have one powerful engine that gets you where you need to go. The engines are fairly similar-both are 3.8L V6 engines with 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Each works with an 8-speed automatic transmission that gives you the option to change gears manually if you want a more involved driving experience.

Where the two begin to differ is with fuel economy. It's close, though, both give you plenty of mileage to get where you need to go. The Palisade has an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway MPG. On the other hand, the Telluride has an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway MPG.*

While this isn't a big difference, it may mean squeezing out a few more miles while commuting home before hitting a gas station.


Interior Comforts and Technology

The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride are designed for space and comfort. Both offer three rows of seating for up to seven or eight people, depending on which configuration you choose. Available leather-trimmed seats give you an edge of sophistication and style.

There is no shortage of tech inside either SUV. Both have standard infotainment systems that allow you to stream music, make phone calls via Bluetooth®, and even get directions through your SUV. The touchscreen in the Palisade starts out with an 8-inch display while the Telluride kicks things off with a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen.


Safety and Driver-Assist Features

An important factor in choosing the SUV right for you is safety. Your vehicle should protect you and your passengers from whatever might happen on the road. To help make that happen, the Palisade and the Telluride have driver-assist and safety features, like:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Where the Telluride rises above the Palisade is with the features that are available on higher trim levels. Highway Driving Assist is a feature that both SUVs share. It helps you adjust your cruising speed to match the vehicle ahead of you and posted speed limit. The Telluride has this standard on the first trim level while it is only available as an upgrade at higher trim levels on the Palisade.

See how the Kia Telluride measures up to the Nissan Pathfinder in this comparison!


Which 3-Row SUV Grabs Your Attention?

It's obvious that the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are impressive SUVs. However, when pitted against each other in categories like performance, interior amenities, and safety features, the Kia Telluride takes the cake.

Pitre Kia is thrilled to introduce Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, NM, drivers to the Kia Telluride in person. There are many available features to choose from, and we'll cover them all when you come down for a test drive. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today!


* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition. These estimates reflect EPA's revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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