2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Telluride

Hyundai vs Kia
2021 Hyundai Palisade


2021 Kia Telluride
$32,675 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$32,190 MSRP

Trim Levels

3.8L GDI Engine

Base Model Engine

3.8L Lambda Engine
8-Speed Automatic Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®


Electronically Controlled 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
5,000 Pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 Pounds

If you’re looking to expand the capabilities for you and your family on roads around Houston, SUVs with third-row seating are the way to go. Compare two popular models, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride, with North Freeway Hyundai!. Both SUVs offer spacious interiors and comfortable amenities, but which model is right for your daily drives and weekend adventures? Follow along with North Freeway Hyundai as we cover the Palisade vs. Telluride matchup. We think you’ll see why the Hyundai 3rd row SUV has you covered.

2021 Palisade vs. Telluride: Price by Trim

When you’re looking for the right SUV with third-row seating, it has to meet your budget along with your seating or driving needs. While both SUVs are around the same affordable price, the Hyundai Palisade is slightly more expensive than the Kia Telluride. However, after exploring the Palisade interior, we think you’ll see that the amount of premium features available in the Palisade will make the slight price difference worth it. Compare the Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride pricing below: 

2021 Hyundai Palisade Trims

  • Hyundai Palisade SE: $32,675 starting MSRP*
  • Hyundai Palisade SEL: $35,325 starting MSRP*
  • Hyundai Palisade Limited: $45,275 starting MSRP*
  • Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy: $46,200 starting MSRP* 

2021 Kia Telluride Trims

  • Kia Telluride LX: $32,190 starting MSRP
  • Kia Telluride S: $34,590 starting MSRP
  • Kia Telluride EX: $37,590 starting MSRP
  • Kia Telluride SX: $42,490 starting MSRP

Although the Telluride offers a premium look and feel, it’s definitely the more conventional SUV. The Palisade stands out with more leather appointments and a standard digital instrument cluster. Additionally, the Palisade includes a dual-panel moonroof. Although you might be fine with the panoramic moonroof in the Telluride, the design of the Palisade is definitely more unique and distinctive.

2021 Palisade vs. Telluride: Interior Amenities

Whether you’re heading out for a quick errand in Spring or Houston, or you’re settling in for the daily commute, you need a cabin full of convenient, comfortable, and entertaining features that allow you to be ready for any situation. 

Comparing these third-row SUVs, both the Hyundai and the Kia are sure to enhance your drives around town. However, the Palisade interior brings even more to the table. Here’s what you’ll want to look for in its interior:

  • Hyundai SmartSense™
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®
  • 8-inch color touchscreen display
  • Dual Sunroof
  • 12.3-inch fully digital cluster gauge display
  • Heads-Up Display (HUD)
  • Nappa leather seating
  • Quilted leather interior door panels
  • Much more! 

Unlike the Telluride, the Palisade comes equipped with Nappa leather seating and one-touch fold-flat third-row seating! This makes it much easier to utilize the cabin when you’re out and about.

Discover the Hyundai Palisade Capabilities with North Freeway Hyundai!

Now that you see how these SUVs with third-row seating compare, continue exploring the performance and capability of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade by contacting us to schedule a test drive! When you’re ready to take a model home, the knowledgeable team in our finance center is ready to help you apply for financing and explore new vehicle specials.


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