Kia Telluride VS Hyundai Palisade

You may be comparing the Hyundai Palisade to the Kia Telluride and seeing that the Palisade is a little ($140) cheaper than the Telluride, but is it really?

Take a moment to bo below the surface to see if this is really the case:

While it is true that the Palisade has a “Starting Price” of $140 less than the Telluride, let’s set the record straight about the value, so you can see the differences between these two SUVs.

Standard Features

  • Telluride has many more standard features than Palisade, including multiple safety and convenience features that are important to most customers.
  • In fact, to get some of the most desired features that come standard on the Kia Telluride, it would require consumers to spend at least $1,800 more on a similarly equipped Palisade.

Take a look at the standard Telluride Key Feature advantages:

Key Features Telluride Palisade Advantage
Base Price $31,690 $31,550 $140 Advantage: Palisade
Sofino Leatherette (Palisade has cloth only) Standard Not Available Advantage: Telluride
Smart Key w/ Push button Start Standard $33,500 (SEL TRIM) $1,810 Advantage: Telluride
Blind Spot Collision Warning & Avoidance (#1 asked for safety feature) Standard $33,500 (SEL TRIM) $1,810 Advantage: Telluride
Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning w/ Brake Intervention Standard $33,500 (SEL TRIM) $1,810 Advantage: Telluride
Safe Exit Assist Standard $33,500 (SEL TRIM) $1,810 Advantage: Telluride
Rear Occupant Alert (Ultrasonic w/ Text notification) Standard $36,600 (SEL Trim + Conv Pkg and Sunroof) $4,910 Advantage: Telluride
Modem Connectivity (App based remote start, temp adjustment, lock/unlock) Standard $37,850 (SEL Trim + Conv Pkg, Sunroof, Drive Guidance) $6,160 Advantage: Telluride
Telluride has $1,600 more in superior standard features, far better in value than the $140 Palisade “price advantage”

Premium Features

  • As you go through the available trims and packages, Telluride offers more premium features as standard equipment at more attainable price points, than the Palisade.
  • Advanced Luxury features such as 360 Surround View Monitor & Ventilated Front Seats are also available in packages starting for thousands less on Telluride vs. Palisade.

Take a look at the Telluride Premium Feature price advantages:

Premium Features at Price of Trim Packages Offered Telluride Palisade Telluride Advantage
Power Sunroof $33,990 $36,600 $2,610
20” Alloy Wheels $33,990 $36,600 $2,610
Navigation w/ 10.25” Screen $37,090 $37,850 $760
Leather Seating $37,090 $39,000 $1,910
Ventilated Front Seats $37,090 $44,700 $7,610
360 Surround View Monitor $41,490 $44,700 $3,210
Harman/Kardon Premium Audio $41,490 $44,700 $3,210
Front and Rear Power Sunroof $41,490 $44,700 $3,210
Bottom Line, consumers can get the Premium Features they desire at a more affordable price point.

Bottom Line, consumers can get the Premium Features they desire at a more affordable price point.

What About Product Features

  • While it is true that Telluride and Palisade share a base unibody platform; Telluride does offer some specific product advantages over Palisade.
  • Telluride has more room inside
  • More overall interior room
  • More 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-row headroom
  • More 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-row shoulder room
  • Telluride has 3 cubic feet more storage space behind the 3rd-row seat than the Palisade (about 3 NBA basketballs more!)
  • Telluride has slightly better FWD combined fuel economy
  • Telluride 23 MPG, Palisade 22 MPG
  • CAR and DRIVER, started an online poll back in February 2019 to see which of these two vehicles people preferred most.

As of June 2019, Telluride is being chosen nearly 2 to 1.


Despite the minimal savings, Telluride is clearly a better overall value. It offers more standard equipment and lower price points for premium features that consumer’s desire.

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