2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Hyundai Palisade

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Safety

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Both the Telluride and the Palisade have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available all-wheel drive and around view monitors.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Kia vehicles are better in initial quality than Hyundai vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia second in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Hyundai is ranked third.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Telluride FWD gets better city fuel mileage than the Palisade FWD (20 city/26 hwy vs. 19 city/26 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Telluride stops much shorter than the Palisade:

Telluride

Palisade

70 to 0 MPH

162 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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The Telluride SX 4x4 handles at .81 G’s, while the Palisade SEL 4x4 pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Telluride SX 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the Palisade Limited 4x4 (27.3 seconds @ .63 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Telluride has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Palisade (8 vs. 7.9 inches), allowing the Telluride to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Telluride SX 4x4 is quieter than the Palisade Limited 4x4:

Telluride

Palisade

At idle

36 dB

38 dB

Full-Throttle

74 dB

74 dB

70 MPH Cruising

63 dB

69 dB

Passenger Space

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The Telluride has .2 inches more front headroom, .8 inches more front hip room, .4 inches more front shoulder room, .1 inches more rear headroom, .3 inches more rear hip room, .4 inches more rear shoulder room, .3 inches more third row headroom and .1 inches more third row shoulder room than the Palisade.

Cargo Capacity

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The Telluride’s cargo area provides more volume than the Palisade.

Telluride

Palisade

Behind Third Seat

21 cubic feet

18 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

46 cubic feet

45.8 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

87 cubic feet

86.4 cubic feet

The Telluride’s cargo area is larger than the Palisade’s in almost every dimension:

Telluride

Palisade

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

20.4”/49.8”/83.8”

20.8”/49”/82.5”

Max Width

54.4”

53.7”

Min Width

43.5”

43.4”

Height

34.5”

30.5”

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Telluride. The Palisade doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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The Telluride’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Palisade’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

Recommendations

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Both are recommended, but Consumer Reports® chose the Kia Telluride as its “Top Pick,” the highest scoring vehicle in its category, based on reliability, safety and performance.

Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its May 2020 issue and they ranked the Kia Telluride SX 4x4 first. They ranked the Hyundai Palisade Limited 4x4 fourth.

The Telluride was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” in 2020. The Palisade has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

Motor Trend selected the Telluride as their 2020 Sport Utility of the Year. The Palisade has never been chosen.

The Kia Telluride outsold the Hyundai Palisade by over two to one during 2019.

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