2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Hyundai Palisade
2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Hyundai Pallisade
Serving Tuscaloosa, AL
Considering that Hyundai owns Kia, it is not a coincidence that both automakers have created very similar 2020 SUVs. The Telluride and the Palisade both have three rows of seats and can seat eight passengers. Despite the fact that they’re made by the same parent company, however, the interior designs of both are remarkably different. The Kia’s interior is well-equipped, refined, and luxurious, while its exterior is more rugged and accented with sleek lines and contours. Conveniences include one-touch tilt-slide seats and up to a 12.3-inch infotainment display screen. For its good looks, well-equipped cabin, interior features, and top-notch safety equipment, it’s not shocking that the 2020 Kia Telluride was awarded “Best in Show” at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
While many automakers are making their vehicles sleeker, smaller, and more streamlined, both the Telluride and the Palisade get a big, boxy exterior that is much more similar to the original SUV design. Of the two, the Telluride gets an overall more rugged design. This shows that despite its lavish interior, it is still a durable SUV with plenty of power and potential to go off-roading. The Telluride’s shape is accentuated with a chrome-accented grille that is leaner and narrower than the Palisade’s. The Telluride is available with seven paint colors to give it a personalized look. The base trim comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the higher trim levels get 20-inch wheels instead. LED lights and projector-style beams give the Telluride a distinct appearance. Its windshield has a special acoustic-dampening technology to create an overall quieter ride, while a shark fin antenna adds a bit of flair to the roof. Power-folding rear mirrors, a power liftgate, and LED rear combination lights are other exterior highlights that give the Telluride a distinct appearance. An automatic liftgate and power-folding side mirrors are other standard amenities of the Telluride. A self-leveling suspension system that adjusts for your carrying load and an available tow hitch package add to the Telluride’s rugged and powerful appearance.
Inside, the 2020 Kia Telluride has a well-designed cabin with user-friendly features. As you move up in trim level, you’ll get leather seats, which are also ventilated in the front, and a passenger’s seat that can move in eight ways. A dual-pane sunroof lets more light into the cabin, and window shades in the back block excess sunlight. The Kia Telluride gets a digital information display behind the steering wheel. You have a choice of either two captain’s chairs in the second row or two back rows with a bench-seat layout to accommodate either seven or eight passengers. The Hyundai Palisade also comes with a 10.25-inch standard display screen, but its interior design features a different layout than what you’ll find with the Kia Telluride.
Safety and Technology
The 2020 Kia Telluride comes standard with a 10.25-inch information display screen, which can be upgraded to a 12.3-inch screen if you want a more visible and prominent infotainment center. The seats in the Kia Telluride have a one-touch split-folding design that makes them adapt to make room for passengers or cargo as needed. In lieu of the traditional infotainment screen design, you can order your Kia Telluride with a heads-up display instead. As for safety, you’ll find all the latest driver-assist aids in the Telluride such as advanced airbags, anti-lock brakes, and hill-start assist. Parking distance warning, high-beam assist, and blind-spot monitoring are standard on select trims.
If you’re looking for an SUV to impress the neighbors, the 2020 Kia Telluride does the job. The Telluride, which comes in four trim levels, will be available soon at our dealership for a test drive. While you await its arrival, don’t hesitate to call and ask our friendly, helpful staff any questions you have about this all-new SUV.