The Hyundai Palisade vs. The Kia Telluride

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The 2022 Hyundai Palisade

2022 Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride: Compare 3-Row Family SUVs in Erie, PA

Offering refined accommodations, impressive utility, and lots of desirable amenities, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is one of the most well-rounded and appealing nameplates in the midsize three-row crossover class. And with its surprisingly affordable price tag and industry-leading warranty coverage, it's also one of the vest values. Comfortable, convenient, and decidedly upscale, the Palisade provides a premium driving experience without the premium markup. And drivers from Edinboro to North East, PA, can get one for themselves here at Dave Hallman Hyundai in Erie.

The Hyundai Palisade delivers a blend of luxury and value that's all but unmatched in the mainstream marketplace. Only one vehicle comes close: the Kia Telluride. As corporate cousins built on the same platform, the Palisade and Telluride have a lot in common, including dimensions, powertrains, and feature offerings. However, they have a few distinguishing characteristics that may attract different buyers. Here's a quick look at some of their similarities and differences.


The Palisade and Telluride both find their motivation in a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 291 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Power runs to the front wheels through a responsive eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is available for all trim levels. However, various third-party outlets like Car and Driver, Edmunds, and U.S. News & World Report have remarked on the Telluride's rather firm ride, which can translate to a harsher ride and handling difficulty, especially on rougher pavement. The Palisade rolls smoothly and confidently, dispatching road imperfections with ease.


The Palisade and Telluride have similar interior capacities, with third-row dimensions. However, the Palisade is appreciably roomier in the front seats, where passengers will have 1.2 inches more headroom and 2.7 inches more legroom than in the Telluride. The Palisade also offers an extra 1.3 inches of headroom in the second row.

Cargo capacity is about equal, with the Palisade and Telluride topping out at 86.4 and 87.0 cubic feet, respectively. However, the Palisade makes accessing the space a little easier with an available power-folding third row-a feature not offered in the Telluride lineup.

Safety Technologies

The Palisade and Telluride are impressively equipped SUVs, each offering a full roster of advanced driver-assistance technologies as standard.

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning


The Palisade and Telluride are most easily distinguished by their exterior aesthetics. The Palisade exudes executive refinement, showing off its luxury aspirations. The Telluride takes a more rugged approach. But styling is subjective, so there is no right or wrong choice, only what best matches your personal preferences.

Features Availability

While both models have similar feature offerings, the Palisade's lineup has a few notable advantages. For example, the Palisade Limited comes standard with heated and ventilated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and ambient interior lighting. These amenities are available on the Telluride, but they require adding an extra package to the top trim level. Additionally, the Palisade offers the luxurious Calligraphy tier, which takes its premium experience to the next level with features like quilted leather upholstery, a faux-suede headliner, and exclusive style enhancements.

Explore the 2022 Hyundai Palisade near Fairview and McKean

For more information about the 2022 Palisade and its available configuration options, financing offers, and ordering opportunities, feel free to reach out to Dave Hallman Hyundai at your convenience. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to experience any of our new Hyundai models for yourself, we welcome you to visit our dealership in Erie for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.