2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Hyundai Palisade

2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Hyundai Palisade
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2022 Kia Telluride Overview

The Kia Telluride was a game changer when it arrived several years ago, and it became an immediate success due to the sheer value proposition and the many modern technologies and amenities. Another popular option in this space introduced at the same time is the Hyundai Palisade, and what many consumers do not know is that the Telluride and Palisade have so much in common because they are actually built on the same platform. But same platform does not mean same vehicle, and in this article, your Drive Taylor team will compare the 2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Hyundai Palisade and see how these two popular vehicles measure up across a range of important automotive categories.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealer serving Hermitage PA

While the 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Hyundai Palisade share the same platform, there are some form factor differences, and the Telluride is actually a tad bigger. The wheelbase is the same at 114.2 inches. The Telluride has an 8.0-inch minimum ground clearance whereas the Palisade clearance is 7.9 inches. The Kia model measures 196.9 inches in length, which is about 16.4 feet, and the Palisade measures 196.1 inches. The Kia is a bit wider—78.3 vs 77.8 inches—and they’re the same height at 68.9 inches. Kia offers four core trim levels—LX, S, EX and SX—and Hyundai does as well: SE, SEL, Limited and Calligraphy. Both come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and offer 20-inch wheels as an option.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia Telluride in Hermitage PA

Both models are similar in that the base model has a second-row bench and thus seating for eight and the upper trim levels have second-row captain’s chairs, which reduces capacity to seven. Interior spaciousness is similar with the most notable differences being front legroom and dedicated cargo space. Kia opts for a bigger core cargo area—21.0 vs 18.0 cubic feet—whereas Hyundai opts for additional front legroom: 44.1 vs 41.4 inches. You’ll find that most of the same technologies and amenities are available with both models and that when you get up to the top trims, the offerings are very similar. That is not the case with the base model where the Kia is far superior to the 2022 Hyundai Palisade. It boasts simulated leather upholstery, automatic climate control in all three rows, a 10.3-inch infotainment touch screen with navigation and a six-speaker audio system.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Interior

Kia Telluride Mechanical specs

There is little mechanical difference to discuss when comparing the 2022 Kia Telluride vs 2022 Hyundai Palisade as these are fundamentally the same vehicles. Both have a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque and which provide the same fuel performance. The V6 engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with all Telluride and Palisade trim levels, but all-wheel drive is optional with all trim levels as well. Trailering equipment is available in both cases and included with certain trim levels. With that equipment, your Telluride or your Palisade can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. The Telluride includes push-button ignition and keyless entry as standard equipment. Hyundai requires you to step up one trim level. Both models have a self-leveling rear suspension available. Kia includes it with the trailering package on the top two trim levels. Hyundai requires you to opt for a much larger and expensive Convenience Package.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Telluride's Mechanical

Safety – 2022 Kia Telluride dealer

The Kia Telluride distinguishes itself with its standard infotainment equipment, which includes a 10.3-inch touch screen with integrated navigation, a rearview camera system and Apple and Android device integration. The base 2022 Hyundai Palisade has a much more modest 8-inch setup, and while the upgraded system is available. It requires you to select the up-level SEL trim plus the Premium Package, which has the Convenience Package as a prerequisite. The standard driver-assistance technologies are quite similar between the vehicles with only minor differences, and the top trims come with advanced features like a head-up display, a blind-spot camera and a surround-view camera.

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