If you’re in the market for a three-row SUV that is family-friendly with an upscale feel, you’ve probably heard of the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade. Both models are impressive choices, but which one is better? The Kia Telluride comes out on top, but don’t just take our word for it — Car and Driver named the 2021 Kia Telluride as one of their 10Best, Cars and Trucks for 2021. Not to mention, the 2021 Kia Telluride ranges from $32,190 to $42,490 MSRP, and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade ranges from $32,525 to $47,750 MSRP.
Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Telluride? Find your favorite Telluride trim in our inventory at Kia of Stamford in Stamford, CT. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, feel free to give us a call at (203) 883-8888, text us, or send us a message online.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai PalisadePerformance
Both the 2021 Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You’ll find that this V6 engine gives you excellent braking, precise steering, and smooth shifting between gears. See the following table to learn more about the two engines.
2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Hyundai Palisade
3.8L GDI V6
20 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy
19 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai PalisadeInterior Features
Experience a comfortable drive every time you slide behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade. Both models have the option to seat seven or eight passengers, with the former having 50/50 split folding second row captain’s chairs, and the latter having a 60/40 split folding second bench. The Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade both have push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and ambient lighting. The Kia Telluride can be equipped with SOFINO, leather, or Nappa leather-trimmed seating for premium comfort. The Telluride has a 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, whereas the Palisade only has a ten-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Plus, you can find heated and ventilated front and second row seats on the Telluride.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai PalisadeExterior Features
The 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade both have formidable exterior aesthetics with eye-catching designs and sleek side contours. The Telluride and Palisade don’t have many exterior differences, as they both measure at 196 inches in length and 77 inches in width. The Telluride and Palisade also feature a single or dual-pane sunroof, allowing you to soak up the sun or gaze at the stars. You’ll also love the power liftgate that each model offers, giving you easy, hands-free access to the trunk.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai PalisadeAvailable Technology
Enjoy premium technology when you drive the Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade. Both models offer an 8- or 10.25-inch touchscreen display that allows for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, as well as SiriusXM® Satellite Radio compatibility. Higher models of the Telluride and Palisade offer a wireless phone charger and Harman Kardon® 630-watt premium audio system with ten speakers. The main difference between the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade infotainment is that the Telluride has a premium navigation system on its top two trims, something that isn’t found on the Palisade.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai PalisadeSafety Features
Stay protected behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade. Both models have their respective suite of driver assist features, on top of other standard features. The Telluride and Palisade both have an available head-up display and available surround view monitor. However, you’ll find that the Kia Drive Wise suite offers more features than the Palisade, which offers those same features as extras. See the following table to learn more about Kia Drive Wise and Hyundai SmartSense.