The Kia Telluride Overshadows the Competition

2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Fornt view 2020 Kia Telluride driving on wet road

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Kia Telluride LX

2020 Kia Telluride LX

CAPACITY

8 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.8L V6

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/26

STARTING MSRP

$31,890

2020 Hyundai Palisade SE

2020 Hyundai Palisade SE

CAPACITY

8 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.8L V6

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/26

STARTING MSRP

$31,975

No Holding Back for Looks and Comfort

The 2020 Telluride returns for a new model year sporting its iconic athletic and elegant form. With a wide and chiseled stance, you know this SUV is ready for action. Yet the smooth lines and sharp grille with chrome touches lets the world know you're riding with refinement. Move to the back, and you'll find a sleek body-color rear spoiler for strong aerodynamic drives and sporty vibes. Add in your choice from five different colors and up to 20-inch wheels, and you'll drive one of Dublin, OH's finest SUVs.

But how does this Kia compete with other luxurious and sporty SUVs? Today, we'll take a look at the 2020 Kia Telluride Vs. Hyundai Palisade so that you can see which ride is right for your adventures, travels, and commutes. If the design of the Kia model already stands out to you, stop by Crown Kia of Dublin and test drive the 2020 Kia Telluride today.

No Limits to Adventure

When you ride in the 2020 Kia Telluride, you're never short on power with the standard 3.9L Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6 motor. With 291 horsepower and 261 lb-ft torque and 8-speed automatic transmission, you'll have no issues blasting off from stop signs and traffic lights or passing slow drivers on US-42 on your way to Delaware, OH. All that power also allows for a towing capacity up to 5,000 lbs—perfect for hauling a boat or a camper for a weekend escape. Alongside that strong performance is solid fuel efficiency with up to EPA-estimated 26-highway mpg, meaning you'll spend less time at the pump, and more time enjoying your adventures on the road.

For loose road grades or unexpected weather, the available all-wheel drive model is here to help you remain in control by sending power to all four wheels when you need the extra handling. You'll also get standard Torque Vectoring Corner Control to reduce your understeer at corners to ensure every drive is a controlled and fun experience.

Take a ride in the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, and you'll also sport a 3.7-L 6-cylinder motor with 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft torque. An available all-wheel drive model is also there for you when you want the extra control, alongside an 8-speed transmission for a smooth drive. The biggest difference between the 2020 Telluride and the 2020 Palisade is that the Kia model weighs slightly less (4,255 lbs vs 4,284 lbs on the all-wheel drive models). This gives the 2020 Kia Telluride an edge since your power to weight ratio is better, and will make the difference when launching or speeding up on the highway.

Comfort Is Never Compromised in Your 3-Row SUV

Step inside the 2020 Kia Telluride, and you'll find no shortage of space, comfort, and fun inside—especially since the 2020 Telluride boasts best-in-class interior passenger room. Specifically, you'll have 178.1 cubic feet of total passenger volume. That's all your rear-seat passengers will need to stretch out their legs—or for all riders to kick back and enjoy the ride with ample elbow room.

Move to the back, and you'll discover plenty of cargo volume as well with 21 cubic feet behind the third row. Need more space for the ride? The second and third rows fold to allow you up to 87 cubic feet of space total—all you'll need for most pieces of furniture and awkward-sized items from your garage-sale finds.

To keep the ride comfortable for your passengers, available dual-zone automatic temperature controls allow you and your front seat rider to set your personal climate settings without arguing—even if you want warm air and your passenger prefers cold breezes. You'll also have available heated front and second-row seats to keep everyone cozy on those cool winter mornings.

When you're ready to connect to your media for a fun drive, an 8-inch touchscreen comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto for hands-free texting and listening to your favorite tunes and playlists. You can also opt for the available navigation system with the 10.25-inch touchscreen for real-time highway traffic to outsmart jams and get directions when you don't have phone reception.

By the comparison, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade offers similar amenities with available heated front and second-row seats along with available dual-zone temperature controls. However, when it comes to passenger volume, the 2020 Palisade offers 155 cubic feet of room—which is enough for your passengers to fit inside, but also 23.1 cubic feet less than the room you'll find in the Kia Telluride (which really makes a difference when all seats inside are filled). You'll also find less cargo room in the 2020 Palisade with 18 cubic feet of room behind the third row and 86.4 cubic feet behind the front row (again, the 2020 Telluride offers 21 cubic feet behind the third row and 87 cubic feet behind the front row) which allows the Kia SUV to hold a few more grocery bags or an extra set of golf clubs when needed.

Keeping Your Family and Friends Safe on All Roads

Cruise around in the 2020 Kia Telluride, and you'll find Kia Drive Wise comes standard for full safety at every turn. Standard features like Blind Spot Detection Assist Rear offers you brake intervention when you're about to merge into a lane with a driver in your blind spot. Meanwhile, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist looks out for traffic while you're in reverse—letting you know when a driver approaches from either side. It's a feature that makes leaving crowded parking lots the easiest and most stress-free part of your drive.

After you've found curbside parking in Columbus, Safe Exit Assist prevents you and your passengers from leaving the vehicle when other cars approach at unsafe speeds. Once the coast is clear, your passengers can then open the door and safely leave your Kia SUV.

That's only getting started with the safety you'll find standard in the Kia Telluride. Other driver assists include:

  • Auto Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning

By comparison, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade also comes with plenty of standard safety ranging from Lane Departure Warning to Forward Collision Warning. However, note that Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance and Safe Exit Assist are not standard features in the 2020 Palisade (they are available through upgrades though). For packing more standard safety in all trims, the 2020 Kia Telluride takes another round.

2020 Hyundai Palisade interior

Enjoy Your Cruises Around Dublin in the 2020 Kia Telluride

Ready to get behind the wheel of an SUV that's safe, comfortable, and fun to drive? Head to Crown Kia of Dublin, near Powell, to test drive the 2020 Kia Telluride. While you're here, let a member of our sales team know what you need from your SUV, and we'll help you explore trims and packages so that you get everything you want out of your next Kia. We're also here to answer any questions that come to mind.