Comparison of 2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade


The mid-size SUV Telluride and Palisades are corporate siblings and hold a better reputation in the market for their efficiency, reliability, and practicality. They share the same engine cues, with an incredible performance with a set of desirable features and more advanced technology.


The 2020 Kia Telluride has been refreshed which is grander inside and out. It has a unique exterior and interior, three-row seating, and maximum towing and payload capacity. It has enough passenger features, the desired set of features.

Hyundai Palisade is the three-row SUV that has a great quality ride, a series of driver assistance technology, all-wheel-drive more driver assistance technology, and distinctive bold style and designs. Palisade is quite expensive in the SUV segment as compared to other SUVs in the segment.


Telluride is available in single powertrains such as a 3.8-liter V6 engine that churns out 291 horsepower and 262lb-ft of torque with eight-speed automatic transmission, standard front-wheel-drive and optional all-wheel-drive with stable handling and delivers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Hyundai Palisade features 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque with eight-speed automatic transmission, standard front-wheel-drive, and optional all-wheel-drive with additional traction in rain and snow and can tow up to 5000 pounds.


Palisade with front-wheel-drive achieves an EPA of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway and with all-wheel-drive 23 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Telluride delivers an EPA of 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with a V6 engine.


Palisade has conventional ride with manually steering wheel with wheel-mounted paddles, gearbox shift box, standard robust transmission, trailer pre-wiring and sway and holds the maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds.

2020 Telluride has eight-speed automatic with the all-wheel-drive, responsive steering wheel, 8.0-inches of ground clearance during off-roading and can tow up to 5000 pounds, excellent brake, precise steering, runs smoothly on harsh paved surfaces, and self-leveling rear air suspension.

Interior and Exterior

Palisade offers a seating capacity for eight-passenger and they are more spacious. The design and layout are simple and sleek with modernized controls and buttons. Palisade features 18 cubic feet of cargo space and 45.8 cubic feet of space in the second-row, standard cloth upholstery, and upgraded leather upholstery in the upper trims.

Telluride interior has a bold interior with the upscale build quality materials, a set of desirable features, a spacious cabin with way-back seats, optional captain chairs, interior, four carry-on suitcases, and 35 carry-ons in the back rows when folded flat.

Interior Colors

2020 Hyundai Palisade and Telluride have black color interior schemes.

Exterior Colors

Hyundai Palisade has nine different exterior colors such as Becketts, Black, Black Noir Pearl, Cream White Pearl, Hyper White, Lagoon Silver, Moonlight Cloud, Rainforest, Sierra Burgundy, and Steel Graphite.

Telluride is available in five different exterior colors such as Ebony Black, Everlasting Silver, Gravity Gray, Sangria, and Snow White Pearl.

Infotainment System

Palisade features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display system with standard Apple car play, USB ports, intuitive Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, physical knobs, and buttons, optional seven USB ports, optional Hyundai’s blue link app service that monitors the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Telluride features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard Apple car play, Android auto, Harman Kardon audio system, standard 10.25-inc touchscreen system, and wireless phone charging.

Pricing and Trim Levels

2020 Hyundai Palisade is available in three different trim levels such as:

SE: $32,895

SEL: $34,845

Limited: $46,045


2020 Kia Telluride has four different trim levels:

LX: $33,060

S: $35,460

EX: $38,460

SX: $42,960

Safety Features

Palisade received the top safety pick ratings from IIHS with active driver assistance features lane-keeping assist, forward collision monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and more.

Telluride has a series of driver assistance technologies such as automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.


Palisade has easy driver-centric controls, quick and stronger acceleration, and upper trims are more luxurious while Kia has a seating capacity of eight-passenger, spacious interior at a low price.


Palisade has loud cranky noise from the engine, poor fuel economy, and lesser towing capacity while Kia has no hybrid engine availability and moderate fuel economy.


2020 Kia Telluride

Starting at $37090

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2020 Hyundai Palisade

Starting at $31550

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