Kia Telluride vs Hyundai Palisade in Texas

How does the 2021 Hyundai Palisade Compare to the 2021 Kia Telluride?

The SUV is the go-to vehicle around South Texas. With their power, space, safety features, and technology SUVs bring convenience to your life. Two common SUVs that our Del Rio drivers compare are the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2021 Kia Telluride.

But how do you know which SUV is right for you? While these SUVs may have some similarities, the power, space, safety features, and technology, on the Hyundai Palisade bring more to the table. Below, we take a look at the Hyundai Palisade vs. the Kia Telluride.

Image: Hyundai Palisade Interior

Engine Performance and Trim Levels

Even on a family-oriented vehicle like the SUV, the power an engine has is an important spec. You need to make sure that the engine will get you around Uvalde. Both the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2021 Kia Telluride get their power from a 3.8L V6 engine that puts out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. These engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on both, but all-wheel drive is an option.

Options are important when choosing a vehicle. Trim levels are a great way to customize a vehicle with all of the features you need to make your drives through Del Rio more entertaining or convenient. Each trim level offers different standard and available features. The Hyundai Palisade has more trim levels than the Kia Telluride. These trim levels help you get what you need without much compromise. The four trim levels on the Hyundai Palisade include:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Limited
  • Calligraphy

If you want more options for features, the Hyundai Palisade will give you that.

Image: Kia Telluride Interior

Interior Space and Features

Both vehicles have room for eight people in the SUV. Both vehicles have the same amount of space in the second and third rows. While it is important to have enough space in your back seats for your passengers to stretch out, it is also important for you and your front passenger to have enough space. There is more space in the front seats on the Hyundai Palisade than in the Kia Telluride. There is 44.1 inches of legroom in the Hyundai Palisade compared to the 41.4 inches of legroom on the Kia Telluride.

The seats on the lower trims of the Hyundai Palisade are more convenient and comfortable than the seats on the Kia Telluride. The driver's seat is height-adjustable, so you can make sure that you can see over the steering wheel. There is also an available thigh extension and four-way lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat to make long road trips even more comfortable. The second-row seats are power-folding for easier access to more cargo space. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped on a lower trim level than on the Kia Telluride.

It can get foggy in South Texas. The heated exterior mirrors melt the fog, snow, and ice off them for better visibility around Eagle Pass.

Image: Hyundai Palisade Exterior

Modern Technology Features

Our drivers know that if they are purchasing a 2021 SUV, they will get modern technology features that will bring them both entertainment and convenience. You can upgrade your speaker system on the Hyundai Palisade to the 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system to really rock out on drives to the grocery store.

Available ambient interior lighting on the Hyundai Palisade can either set the mood on nighttime drives to help lull the little ones to sleep. Rear Seat Quiet Mode in the Hyundai Palisade will also help your little passengers fall asleep and stay asleep on long drives at night around San Antonio. With this feature, you can mute the speakers in the back seats so that they cannot hear the music you are listening to up front.

Image: Kia Telluride Exterior

Advanced Safety Features

Both vehicles have a lot of standard safety features that will help you make safe driving choices while you are on the road. The Hyundai Palisade also offers an available 360-degree camera system to give you a view of the surroundings on your vehicle, even in your blind spots. Other advanced safety features on the Hyundai Palisade include:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

Test Drive a Hyundai Palisade Today!

As you can see, with its power, space, and features, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes out on top when put to the test. If you would like to learn more about this vehicle, come in for a test drive! Anyone at Hyundai of Del Rio would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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