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If you’re seeking out a sleek and modern SUV for your adventures throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville, you’ve got a few options out there to consider. However, you may have trouble deciding between the Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade. Both of these new and stylish SUVs offer a lot to their respective drivers, but you’ll want to get a stronger sense of each model in order to decide which is the one for you.

At The Kia Store, we’re going to look closely at the Telluride vs. Palisade to show you what they offer and how they differ!


2019 Kia Telluride


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Telluride vs Palisade Power & Efficiency

There are some fairly obvious similarities between the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. For example, they’re each equipped with respective 3.8-liter V6 engines that feature Gasoline Direct Injection and are mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions. Each SUV can generate 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque respectively, but there is a slight difference with their fuel efficiencies. The Telluride gets an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway/23 combined MPG.1 The Palisade, while close in efficiency, falls short with 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG.

Learn more in the 2020 Kia Telluride Review!

Cabin Space & Cargo Capacity

While the Telluride and Palisade have similar statures, there’s a few notable differences with their respective interiors. Each SUV offers three rows of seating, but the Telluride offers 178.1 cubic feet of cabin space while the Palisade includes 173.3 cubic feet of space.

While there are some minute differences between the respective passenger spaces, there’s more of a noticeable difference with their cargo areas. The Telluride includes 21 cubic feet of cargo space while the Palisade features just 18 cubic feet. When the last two rows are folded, the Telluride has 87 cubic feet and the Palisade comes close with 86.4 cubic feet.

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2019 Kia Telluride Interior

Interior Style & Features

The interior of the Telluride offers the stylish SOFINO leatherette seating. The Palisade comes standard with cloth seating but offers leatherette seating after a few upgrades. Each SUV offers some sophisticated amenities, including respective 8-inch touch-screen displays that drivers can use to select their media for the ride.

Related Post: Kia Telluride Interior Review!

The Telluride and Palisade also include both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These systems integrate your Bluetooth®-paired smartphone into the touch-screen, so you can access your media library, phone contacts, and apps from the road without having to pull out your phone. Each SUV also includes driver-assistance technology that uses exterior sensors to detect and help mitigate a collision or mishap on the road.


Learn Even More About the Kia Telluride vs Hyundai Palisade

At The Kia Store, we hope that this guide on the Telluride vs. Palisade has helped you to get a sense of what these new SUVs have to offer and how they differ. While there are some notable similarities, there’s also plenty of differences. If you’d like to learn more about the Kia Telluride and its advantages over the Palisade, you can always drop by and see us to get a closer look!

Schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store. We’re happy to assist drivers throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville in finding the right car.


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

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