The 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade arrived in dealerships this year to battle it out. Want to know more about the 2020 Telluride vs the 2020 Palisade? Let's take a closer look to see which SUV is the better choice.


The Telluride has a more off-road ready appearance while the Palisade takes a more stately approach to styling. The Telluride offers a long, broad hood and wide grille, bold, stacked headlamps conveying power and stability, an upright windshield and clean side profile suggesting muscular tension, and sculpted rear with integrated twin exhaust tips reference off-road ability and power.


On the interior, the Telluride is designed for upscale exploration with grab handles integrated into the center console for off road travel, a wide console  with premium trim features and a spacious cabin with generous, hip, shoulder, leg and head room including in the third row. Both vehicles offer a good deal of storage space, however Kia's storage areas is more accessible while the Palisade obscures some of its storage under the center console. 

One of the areas in which the Kia Telluride surpasses the otherwise comparably sized Hyundai Palisade is its third row headroom offering an extra 2 inches for taller passengers.

  • Both the Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade offer seating for up to eight people

  • The Kia Telluride comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as voice command navigation.

  • Both the Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade have seven standard airbags


The Telluride and Palisade have nearly identical base prices: $31,690 for the Kia and $31,550 for the Hyundai, but the new Kia Telluride has more standard features that the Palisade saves for pricier models including: 

  • Blind-spot monitoring system with a rear cross-traffic alert and a safe-exit assistance feature

  • App-based remote start and locking/unlocking

  • Keyless entry with push-button starting