2021 Kia Telluride vs Hyundai Palisade

2021 Kia Telluride vs Hyundai Palisade

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The 2021 Kia Telluride Takes on the Hyundai Palisade

In a battle of affordable luxury SUVs, the 2021 Kia Telluride is up against the Hyundai Palisade. Both have the same engine, frame, and nearly the same price in the compared trims. The Kia Telluride is shown here in its Nightfall trim, while the Hyundai Palisade is sporting the Calligraphy trim. Both cost about $55k CAD and both are fantastic choices as 3 row family haulers with added luxury. Thomas and James take a look at each and share their thoughts. Despite being close cousins from Korea, does one of these two SUVs stand out from the other?

How Do I Choose?

If both of these SUVs have the same frame and engine, the big decision left is: which do you think has the better styling? The 2021 KIA Telluride certainly has a more rugged off-roader look from the outside. It’s accented by slick yellow daytime running lights and a blackout trim package (Nightfall). Whereas the Palisade is a bit more flash with its larger chrome grill and sharp wheels. On the inside, this Palisade was trimmed in a cream colour and was executed in such a way that both Thomas and James ended up preferring it. However – the KIA gets some serious brownie points from Thomas for having a physical gear shifter instead of the individual buttons found in the Hyundai. Which do you prefer?

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