2021 Hyundai Palisade Vs 2021 KIA Telluride

2021 Hyundai Palisade Vs 2021 KIA Telluride

With the same platform, powertrain, and standard features, it is easy to confuse the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and 2021 Kia Telluride. Both are produced by the Hyundai Motor Group and are powerful midsize three-row SUVs that hold eight passengers.


While they are incredibly similar, it is easy to see the differences in the two models. The Hyundai Palisade, like other Hyundai vehicles, focuses on providing a luxury cabin and capable driving experience. On the other hand, the Kia Telluride follows its manufacturer's lead in trying to look sportier and attract a younger clientele.


2021 Hyundai Palisade Overview


There is no doubting that the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a force to be reckoned with in the midsize SUV class. This well-rounded behemoth has space to comfortably seat eight people, or tons of cargo, without the feeling like drivers are travelling in a tank. It is powered by a 291-hp 3.8-litre V6 engine that offers smooth handling and quick reaction times.


Even for the base price, the 2021 Palisade includes numerous standard technology and safety features that allow drivers to feel comfortable and confident while on the road. Hyundai starts the Palisade at $39,199, and it is available in four model configurations to match up with drivers' needs and budget.

2021 Kia Telluride Overview


The 2021 Kia Telluride features the same engine and platform as the Palisade, so its seating capacity and ride quality are almost the same. Kia also offers the Telluride in four model configurations, but the base price is significantly higher at $46,195. This includes an all-wheel drive (AWD), which is an option for the base Palisade, as well as standard features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, and numerous driver assistance technologies.


2021 Hyundai Palisade vs 2021 Kia Telluride Features

The biggest difference between the Palisade and Telluride is their styling, both inside and out. The Telluride's exterior features a wider grille and fewer chrome accents than the Palisade. The Palisade is also a rounder and more aerodynamic vehicle than the boxier Telluride.


2021 Hyundai Palisade Features 2021 Kia Telluride
 3.8-litre V6 Engine  3.8-litre V6
 291 HP Horsepower  291 HP
 8 Seating  8
 2,447 L Max Cargo Capacity  2,455 L
 10.5 L/100km Fuel Economy (combined)  11.2 L/100km
 $39,199 Price  $46,195


In the end, the biggest difference is that Hyundai focuses on luxury in the 2021 Palisade while the 2021 Kia Telluride just feels like a cheaper alternative, though it is more expensive.

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