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Hyundai vs. Kia

Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride 


Many people have noticed that the all new 2020 Hyundai Palisade and the 2020 Kia Telluride share some commonalities. Here, we are going to do some compare and contrast of these two SUV’s to determine the overall quality and efficiency Hyundai and Kia are providing.

Starting with performance, both SUV’s share a 3.8 liter V6 engine that consists of 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, but it doesn’t stop there. Both vehicles consist of 8 speed automatic transmissions and a standard front wheel drive with all wheel drive that is available in some models of both SUV’s. Many features that are not included in the Kia Telluride line up include the digital gauge cluster and self leveling suspension. The Palisade comes equipped with self leveling suspension which means the vehicle maintains a constant ride height above the road, regardless of weight capacity. Whereas, in the Telluride, you must opt for the tow package that is not included in the price.  Hyundai has given efficiency and convenience a lot of thought with the Palisade. With power folding third row seats, and a 12.3 inch digital cluster, Kia has yet to offer these features. Another comparison between the two is speakers. The Palisade comes with extra speakers that measure up to 12 total speakers which is two more than the Telluride.

Yes, the Palisade price ranges a little higher than the Telluride; however, the Palisade comes with more feature and technology that are not included in the Kia. Purchasing the extra packages in the Kia, like the SX Prestige which gets you Nappa leather, heated ventilations second row eating, heads up display, and a captains chair, as well as the tow package, the price will roughly lead up to the fully equipped Hyundai.

Hyundai has included many characteristics that are equipped in all Palisade models across the board. These include: Automatic high beam, Drive mode select, Hillstart Assist Control, Anti lock breaking system, Motor Driven Power Steering, Parking Assist Warning, and many more.

Many have said that the Hyundai Palisade is the “more luxury-oriented alternative to its sibling the Kia Telluride.” Hyundai has come to define its brand in a big way, literally. SUV vehicles are found to be a highly competitive market with so many different innovative, unique features that cannot be found in most other vehicles. Size, performance, and efficiency prove that the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is at the top of the list for 2020 SUV’s.


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