2020 Hyundai Palisade exterior compared to the 2020 Kia Telluride

When it comes to the 2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride, these SUVs both have a lot to offer. In fact, aside from the clear exterior design differences, the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade SUVs are quite similar. During this Palisade-Telluride evaluation, we will look at the performance, dimensions, features, safety technology, and other important specifications to determine once and for all - should I get the new Palisade or Telluride? You might be surprised by what you find.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade

Rear exterior design view of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride rear exterior view carrying cargo

2020 Hyundai Palisade Price & Trims

The Palisade vs. Telluride reveals similar pricing structures. With a 2020 Hyundai Palisade, you have an option between three trim levels.

  • SE: $31,775
  • SEL: $33,725
  • Limited: $44,925

2020 Kia Telluride Price & Trims

The pricing between the Kia and Hyundai SUV is quite close. Choose from four trim levels with the Telluride.

  • LX: $31,690
  • S: $33,990
  • EX: $37,090
  • SX: $41,490

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Interior Design & Cargo Space

Classy interior front cabin inside the 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited showing a clean look and tech focus

The new Palisade will seat between seven and eight occupants. The Palisade interior is more unique and tech-focused. The quilted door fabric is a nice touch and the touch screen display is an extension of the instrument panel. Behind the rear seats, there is 18 cubic feet of cargo room. You will also find 45.8 cubic feet behind the second row and 86.4 cubic feet when the seats are all folded down. Standard features include USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an eight-inch touch screen.

2020 Kia Telluride Interior Design & Cargo Space

2020 Kia Telluride SX interior design front cabin

The biggest interior difference is that all 2020 Kia Telluride models feature standard leather upholstery even though it doesn't feel as upscale. However, everything else does remain similar. There are 21 cubic feet of room behind the third row, 46 cubic feet behind the second row, and 87 cubic feet with all of the rows down. Standard features include a six-speaker sound system, six USB ports, a UVO infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth.

2020 Palisade Exterior Design & Dimensions

The exterior dimensions of the Palisade and Telluride are similar as well. The 2020 Palisade dimensions measure 196″ L x 78″ W x 69″ H. Palisade owners can choose 18- or 20-inch tires, as well their pick of seven exterior colors.

2020 Telluride Exterior Design & Dimensions

The 2020 Kia Telluride dimensions measure 197″ L x 78″ W x 69″ H. The Telluride is only 1-inch longer than the Palisade. You have the choice between 18- or 20-inch tires, and seven exterior colors.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Engine & Powertrain

2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited tearing up some dirt trails kicking up dust clouds

With either Kia or Hyundai SUV, you will find plenty of power. The 2020 Palisade features a standard 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This model comes with either front- or all-wheel-drive. With the right equipment, it will tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2020 Kia Telluride Engine & Powertrain

2020 Kia Telluride SX tearing up the sand dunes

The 2020 Kia Telluride has the exact same powertrain as the Palisade. The 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission helps this SUV tow up to 5,000 pounds with the proper equipment. They may differ in appearance, but underneath, they share many specs.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Safety & Reliability

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade earned a perfect five-star rating from the NHTSA, while the IIHS awarded it as a Top Safety Pick. Standard features include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, a rear occupant alert, lane centering assist, lane keep assist, driver attention monitoring, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and Smart Cruise Control.

2020 Kia Telluride Safety & Reliability

Like the Palisade, the 2020 Kia Telluride earned a perfect five-star rating from the NHTSA, as well as a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind-spot collision avoidance, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, brake assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, safe exit assist, and a driver attention monitor.

New Hyundai Palisade or Kia Telluride?

Honestly, Hyundai has not made it an easy decision. It almost feels as if they are running an experiment and want to see which exterior design car buyers like more. They are essentially the same SUV, both offering exceptional power and class, with a different appearance. You can enjoy peace of mind from the advanced safety features and reliability, while the performance and luxurious design pulls out the smile factor. Ultimately, it appears to be a decision between exterior vs. interior even though we love the unique exterior appearance of the Palisade. If you are the car buyer that loves the interior of their ride, go with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Want to see what it feels like to be behind the wheel of a 2020 Hyundai Palisade? Stop in for a test drive at Phil Long Hyundai of Chapel Hills in Colorado Springs. Once you get inside the Palisade, you will understand what makes this large SUV the right option for your family. Just like what we teach our kids, it is what's inside that really counts; and we whole-heartedly agree.

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