2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Hyundai Palisade


2021 Kia Telluride

$32,525 MSRP

Starting Price

$31,990 MSRP

Seating Capacity

84-month/unlimited miles

Corrosion Warranty



44.1 inches

Front Legroom

41.4 inches
60.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

59.9 inches

2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Telluride

If you’re shopping for a third-row SUV with seating for up to eight people, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and 2021 Kia Telluride are top competitors. Not to mention, both offer comfort, luxury, and rugged performance for a cost-effective price. There’s room for only one in your garage, though. So, which is the better pick for you and your family? Find out below! Compare the new Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride price, specs, and features to make your decision. 

Telluride or Palisade: Price & Warranty 

The 2021 Kia Telluride has a starting MSRP of $31,990 and is offered in LX, S, EX, and SX trim levels. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is offered in SE, SEL, Limited, and Caligraphy, and is slightly more expensive with its starting MSRP of $32,525. When you compare the Hyundai vs. Kia warranty coverage, however, it’s clear you’ll enjoy greater peace of mind behind the wheel of the Hyundai Palisade: 

2021 Hyundai Palisade: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 60-month/60,000-mile 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 120-month/100,000-mile 
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/unlimited miles 
  • Corrosion: 84-month/unlimited miles 

2021 Kia Telluride: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 60-month/60,000-mile 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 120-month/100,000-mile 
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile 
  • Corrosion: 60-month/100,000-mile 

Telluride or Palisade: Performance Specs 

Performance is similar in the case of the Telluride vs. Palisade. Both SUVs generate nearly 300 hp and can tow an equal amount of cargo around Arlington Heights. Compare their specs below: 

  • Engine: The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride offer a similar engine across their lineups: a 291-hp 3.8L V6 regular gas engine. 
  • Transmission: Both engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. 
  • Towing Capacity: The maximum towing capacity for both the Palisade and Telluride is 5,000 pounds. 

Telluride or Palisade: Noteworthy Features 

Being that they’re in the same price bracket, the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride offer many identical features, such as an 8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, forward collision warning, and more. When you compare their features more carefully, however, you’ll notice that only the Palisade offers: 

  • Body-colored rear bumper 
  • LED headlights
  • Auxiliary audio input 
  • SHIFTRONIC with steering wheel controls 
  • 44.1 inches of front legroom (41.4 in the Telluride)
  • 60.8 inches of rear shoulder room (59.9 in the Telluride)

As you move up the Hyundai Palisade lineup, more and more features become available that you can’t get on the Telluride. For example, the Palisade Limited trim level comes with a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster and a Heads-Up Display as standard equipment. The top-tier Palisade Calligraphy trim level is even more luxurious and offers quilted leather interior door panels for a lavish look and feel. 

Get Behind the Wheel of a Hyundai Palisade at Patrick Hyundai! 

Comparing the Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade reveals many similarities between these two SUVs, but the Palisade doesn’t disappoint with its long-lasting warranties and excitingly upscale features. Take the Hyundai Palisade for a test drive at Patrick Hyundai in Schaumburg, and we’ll introduce you to its full feature set. Contact us online or call us at 847-230-8220 to schedule a visit. Don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials for offers on a new Hyundai SUV! 

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