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The 2020 Kia Telluride & Hyundai Palisade Twins are the Perfect SUV's for Families

The 2020 Kia Telluride & Hyundai Palisade Twins are the Perfect SUV's for Families
for years if you were looking to buy a three row mainstream crossover from

Hyundai

Kia they were simply just at the bottom of your list because they just weren't very competitive I mean

Hyundai

has always had the Santa Fe and Santa Fe sport which later was renamed to the Santa Fe Xcel while Kia has always offered a three row version of the Sorento which was simply just too small for American

families

now thankfully both manufacturers have learned from their past mistakes with the all-new
the 2020 kia telluride hyundai palisade twins are the perfect suv s for families

2020

Hyundai

palisade

and

2020

Kia

telluride

now I've actually had a chance to drive both of these three row SUVs at their media drives earlier this year and I came away super impressed these are some of the top performing SUVs in the segment so if you're in the market for a 3-row crossover in these two are at the top of your lists how do you possibly decide between the

2020

palisade

and

Telluride

that's what we're here to find out so looking at the front fascia of both of these
vehicles trying to decide between which one is better looking is like trying to decide between Coke and Pepsi because both of these cars have their own distinctive look and really it's just going to come down to your own specific taste now me personally I actually prefer the look of the

Telluride

over the

palisade

I think the

palisade

is slightly overdone styling wise for me but again some of you would disagree with me and that's

perfect

ly acceptable you can see the Kia has a much
smaller grille than the

Hyundai

this is the company's corporate Tiger nose grille they spell out

Telluride

at the front these headlights which are nice and rectangular these are the full LED headlights that you get on the SX trim with an amber illuminated daytime running light and you also have LED fog lights keep in mind the SX trim the fully loaded trim is the only one to give you full LED headlights all the other trims of the

telluride

will just have a halogen projector with a normal
colored LED running light as opposed to the amber one which again this car kind of looks like an Escalade kind of looks like a Range Rover so some of you may prefer the look of the tell you right now in contrast let's take a look at the

palisade

because the

palisade

where's the corporate front face that

Hyundai

introduced on all their SUVs back on the kona and also the santa fe you can see the headlights and the daytime running lights and the turn signals are separated from the actual
elements the headlights are on the lower portion but

hyundai

does give you a full LED on the SEL premium trim and this top of the line limited so they do offer the LED headlights on other trims versus the kia the LED running lights here at the top with the turn signals have two elements that kind of connect with each other at the headlight and at the top portion which does look very distinctive so again let me know in the comments below which one you like now the grill this is

Hyundai

's
corporate Cascade waterfall style grill with this silver finish it's a lot more blingy on the

Hyundai

there's a lot more chrome there's a lot more you know shinier bits so me personally I do prefer the look of the

Telluride

and also the

Hyundai

is lacking fog lights you cannot get fog lights on the

palisade

so looking at these two SUVs from another angle this is what I would like to call badge engineering done right because even though these cars ride on the same platform they
don't share a single body panel even when you look at them from the side profile the windows the doors the mirrors even the windshield are different parts they will not interchange with each other and this is where a lot of other manufacturers could learn a thing or two from

Hyundai

and Kia about badge engineering now both of these cars are actually pretty similar lengths but you should know that the

telluride

is a little bit longer they both ride on the same 114 point two inch long
wheelbase which is pretty much the norm for this segment but at an overall length of 196 point nine inches long the

Telluride

is about point eight inches longer than the

palisade

which again at 196 point one inches long is definitely no slouch both of these Covey's are a little bit longer than most of the other competition but a little bit sort of than something like a new Explorer or a Mazda cx-9 now when you look at the wheel sizes between these two vehicles these are these are the top
trims the

palisade

limited has a 20 inch wheel with multiple spokes and the shiny silver metallic finish while on the

Telluride

they do with a they go with a black finish wheel they're both riding in 245 with tires the kia has Michelin tires while the

hyundai

has Bridgestone tires which are again these are coming from the factory now that a couple of other things that I'm noticing the wheel arches on the

Telluride

the wheel arches our paint our black molding so if you don't like your
black cladding you're probably not gonna like the

Telluride

verses on the

palisade

Hyundai

actually paints the claddings for a cleaner more luxurious look so if that's something that you much prefer you're gonna like the look of the

palisade

verses that tell you right a little bit more so from this angle you're also gonna notice one more thing the

palisade

is about 0.5 inches lower and about 0.6 inches narrower versus the Talley arrive from the rear angle you can really tell the
Kia is taller it's a little bit wider it actually looks like it has wider tires as well because Kia is creating that you know wider look the wider stance so some of you may prefer the fact that the

palisade

is a little bit smaller but then some of you may like the rugged look of the

Telluride

now in terms of their rear designs you can see none of these SUVs also share a single body panel let me first start with the

palisade

now this limited version of the

palisade

does have a full LED tail
light design where you'll have LED brake light brake lights and LED turn signals the reverse light is down here but it is just an incandescent bulb it's the same thing with the

Telluride

where they just put it in a different place even the exhaust tips this is the dual outlet single exhaust that actually looks similar to what you find on the tire ride but it's a little bit more rounded off here at the top portion on the

palisade

again there's also more chrome versus the Kia which
offers more of a silver metallic trim now at the the

Telluride

you can see both manufacturers are spelling out their names of the vehicles because they want they're very proud of the fact these have very strong names and the Kia has this very interesting looking taillight design the incandescent reverse light is there and this is the LED turn signal down here you can see just a silver trim both of these crossovers have nicely integrated parking sensors but I do much prefer the painted rear
bumper that you get on the

palisade

versus the tell you right now opening up the cargo areas you would also assume that both of these cars are similar but because the Kia is a little bit longer this one gives you slightly more space in the trunk area Kia says you get around 21 cubic feet of space with the seats up if you fold down this second row here which you'll notice the second row is manual Kia says you get around forty six cubic feet of space and then if you accept in chairs you'll
get around 87 cubic feet of space that is actually matching that as what you get in the

palisade

but in contrast the

palisade

has a little bit less space 18 cubic feet of space that's because it's slightly shorter and because this model here has a power folding third row which does come standard on the SEL premium and trims up this is not even available on the

Telluride

so if you guys are looking for a power folding third row the

palisade

offers it really only the Explorer Explorer
offers that feature and then if you look underneath here both SUVs offer some storage underneath the floor over there and if you fold down the second rail again the

palisade

again offers around 87 cubic feet of space moving on to the interior of these two SUVs I'm going to first start with the

palisade

because this probably is the interior for me that is a little bit more luxurious but that's really going to also depend on your specific taste now shutting the door it has a very solid
funk to it it actually almost sounds like a European car now I want to show you the key fob for the

Hyundai

first this is the corporate

Hyundai

key fob with their push button start compared to the

Telluride

which has a completely different key this actually comes with a remote start on the key fob which the Kia did not have now I suspect with the Kia you can add as a dealer accessory or use the UVO Connect app whatever to do remote start but on the

Hyundai

Daley's give that to you know to
start it up just put your phone in the brake and push the button here to fire up the engine now another thing you're also gonna notice what the

Hyundai

's interior this is very much like a luxury car the fact they emulate mercedes-benz with these two LCD screens now keep in mind with the Kia you cannot get this full 12 inch display like you can with the

Hyundai

which I'll come back to in just a moment now in terms of the materials everything in here is a very nice material you have a
soft touch injection molded plastic at the top there's a very strange-looking sparkly piano black plastic trim on the dash and on the door panels here which I'm not sure how I feel about it it does look different and I applaud them for not using like a woodgrain trim like they use in the tire I've the door panels are also soft touch over here and there's this very beautiful diamond quilted leather on the door panels and the speaker covers they're a metal cover here on the 12
speaker Harman Kardon sound system which looks fantastic it also sounds fantastic I will say both of the sound systems in these cars sound good but I guess for bragging rights the

Hyundai

has 12 speakers versus the 10 speakers in the Kia the steering wheel you can see is also tilt and telescoping but it's not a power adjustment I wasn't expecting that feature and the seats that I'm sitting in here these are a 12v power adjustment with a 2-person memory and they are heated and cooled
in the first row and in the second row for both cars I also like the steering wall in the

Hyundai

more it's got a three spoke design it's got a nice fat bolstering extension actually has paddles on the wheel as well you can't get the paddle shifters on the

telluride

so very interesting differences to see here versus the Kia now you can see here going to the head unit over here this is

Hyundai

's blue link telematics is a ten point to five inch display I kind of wish that they got
rid of this black plastic area I'm just combining the two screens together but that's kind of what Mercedes does so I guess that would be a complete ripoff of Mercedes but as you can see there's the home screen you can kind of customize the widgets and the layout there if you'd like i right now have it on GPS audio and then your information over there going over here it does come with apple carplay and android auto that is standard equipment even if you guys go for the base trim
which would have an eight inch touch screen display versus this 10 inch display I also really like the snappiness of it when you pull up the ways you can see it takes up the entire screen over here which is nice especially in some brands where they only take up a small portion of the screen there's also a little dedicated button here to go back to the

Hyundai

a system which is nice and if you want to look at the actual map display there's the

Hyundai

GPS the factory embedded one it has
definitely been beefed up in terms of its speed it looks okay it's nothing super fancy this is where it's gonna remind you this is not a luxury car now when you put the vehicle in reverse you can see it does have a 360-degree camera with trajectory and it shows a top-down view you can also change different views it's got parking sensors it's got a side view camera and it also has that blind spot monitoring camera so my signal right you can see it shows a camera on the right side
if I signal left it shows a camera on the left side now compared with baqia because the

Hyundai

has the digital display it shows it on each either it fills out the tach or it fills out the speedo I'll show you the difference in the Kia when we get into that vehicle now looking at the center stack over here I like the metal buttons over here there are metal hard buttons there's a volume knob there's a tuning knob there's tri-zone automatic climate control in this vehicle where you
can basically choose your different climate setting based on whatever loan you're in I also like the drive mode selector over here it's very much easy to see there's a lock button here for the four-wheel drive system and what I like about this car is when you switch the drive modes I'm in comfort now you can see it does this cool little effect in the instrument panel it actually changes the gauges to all red it even shows a little graphical representation on the screen there this
looks very nice and in fact it looks a lot nicer than that new Ford Explorer that I sat in that I drove over the weekend and I also think that it's just much faster the response is much quicker it doesn't lag as much which is basically how a modern infotainment system should do now the another difference you're gonna notice the

Hyundai

has a push button transmission selector for the 8-speed Auto I'm not sure how I feel about the push button transmission selector but it does take
the 2020 kia telluride hyundai palisade twins are the perfect suv s for families
up a little bit less space in this center console here which they were able to give you with this nice open area here where you can see if you put this button it gives you two cupholders there's a wireless phone charger over there and if you'd like you can kind of just close this off it has this very interesting silver material and there's also a nice storage cubby down here at the lower area which you cannot get on the Kia so again the

Hyundai

frees up a little bit more center
console space fruit so it gives you more storage the center console itself over here you can see it's roughly the same size as the Kia there's a 12-volt over there and there's a USB port a little bit more storage and stuff like that the seats also are very comfortable in this car this is the premium up napa leather with more of that diamond quilt it's got some contrasting piping these seats look the same as to

Telluride

but the leather also feels just as nice so they're
pretty much the same I think that's the only interior component component they share the glove compartment you can see there's a pretty good size it's damped but not lined with felt so above me you can see this

palisade

has a sunroof this is just a standard sized sign roof but because it's the limited it actually has the larger sunroof at the back where it's kind of like a two-piece which is nice the Kia actually has the same thing some competitors offer a full you know
sunroof where it didn't have this portion here in the center but overall this interior is still very nice let's hop into the

Telluride

and let's compare the interior versus the

palisade

alright so hopping into the interior of the

Telluride

now as you can see the design is completely different and the door sounds exactly the same as the

palisade

it's a nice and solid European feel not to start the vehicle up here's the key fob for the vehicle you can see this is that detonator
style key that they introduced on the stinger but no remote start I think Kia should have just added remote start to this key to match what you get on the

palisade

now start it up you can hear it actually has a very similar sounding chime but aside from that the rest of this interior is completely different and really GM and Ford could learn a thing or two about hunting here with sharing platforms because there is an entirely different team and it shows just the whole ambiance the atmosphere in
this interior it's just completely different now I will say I'm not a fan of the wood grain that ki is using in this car it actually does look okay but when you touch it it's very obvious that this is a fake wood grain just feels like plastic what it has like a sticker that's been glued on to this to make it look like wood now some of you will refer this interior and I actually prefer the design and look of this interior you can see it's got a screen that sticks up it's
the same ten point two five inch display the materials in here the Kia uses a faux stitching on the dashboard here where it's a soft touch injection molded plastic there's some genuine looking aluminum trim although I heard that this is not a real aluminum trim it is hard touch plastic down here and overall it's not quite as luxurious feeling as what you get from the

Hyundai

which has a very unique look and feel to its own the door panels are soft touch on this portion here you have
one touch power up and down windows on all four there is no none of that diamond quilted leather on the door panels here and the speaker covers for the Harman Kardon sound system in here are just plastic they're not metal like what you got in the

Hyundai

I also prefer the

Hyundai

's steering well a little bit more than the Kia's this is a four spoke design but I will say if you like to rest your hand here while you're driving the Kia's is more comfortable to do that it also
has a tilt telescoping function but no paddles on the wheel so if you guys are looking for pedals not sure why you'd want that in this segment the

Hyundai

is the one that gives that to you now in relation to the

Hyundai

as well the instrument panel you can see is a mixture of an analogue and an LCD this has the seven-inch Supervision instrument or infotainment instrument cluster which is optional this only comes on the SX trim you can basically change the way this looks by pushing this
button on the steering wheel you can do the same thing for the

Hyundai

but the

Hyundai

offers a little bit more customization and if you see if I signal right it shows you a screen in the center what's there i signal left same screen it shows you what's there I think I prefer what's on the

Hyundai

but again that's because it's got a full 12 inch digital display now coming over here to the center stack you're gonna notice that events are even different you have three vents
on the Kia but you also still have knobs here you have a volume knob a tuning knob you have it a try zone automatic climate control then you have your cooled seats as well which key amounts over here there's these two large grab handles here on each side of the center console which I like and then key also gives you some good storage over here the wireless phone chargers over here along with your USB your cupholders are much more traditional versus the

Hyundai

and some of you may prefer this
look and you'll also may prefer the traditional shifter this has the 8-speed Auto that's in the same car as the path or the same

palisade

it does have a traditional shift knob when you put in Traverse there same 360 camera with parking sensors and whatnot so I actually prefer the traditional shifter with the manual mode over here which is probably why

Hyundai

gives you the paddles because it doesn't have a manual mode obviously on the actual gear shifter the center console here the
center stack you can see there's also your drive mode selector over here it's a nice little wheel that's right by the shifter basically the kia shows you we know what drive mode you're in and it shows you a little bit of a change but it doesn't show you the same kind of look that you get on the

palisade

s so it's a little bit simpler some of you may prefer the simpler look there's a couple of more buttons here for the start/stop for the 360 camera now I'll briefly
talk about this as you can see it does have android auto and apple carplay it's the same size as what you get on the

Hyundai

and if you want you can also go to the Kia embedded navigation system which actually looks exactly the same as what you're gonna get on the

hyundai

it's been beefed up it's much quicker to use nowadays and I also really like the infotainment systems in both of these cars they're pretty much on par with the rest of the competition now over all the seats
you can see they don't have the same diamond quilted pattern than you get on the

Hyundai

but they also are heated and cooled this is the nappa leather that you get with the SX trim you also have the same kind of arrangement for the sunroof above me it's got an opening over here well this this is a standard size sunroof it'll open and then you have the sunroof in the back where you can open up the shade but it actually doesn't physically open the center console over here on the
driver's side or in between the seats you can see is roughly the same size is what you're gonna get in the

palisade

it's just a completely different design there's more piano black plastic trim so if you're not a fan of the piano black plastic you're gonna prefer the

Hyundai

and then of course the glove compartment it is the same actually this looks a little bit smaller but it is lined with felt versus the

Hyundai

which wasn't lined with felt so overall the interior
of this vehicle hugely different but also very comfortable a couple of features you know here and there that's differentiating it from the

Hyundai

but some of you may prefer more of the traditional elements that they

telluride

gives you so jumping into the second row let's first start with the Kia now both of these vehicles have incredibly roomy second row seats in fact when I first sat in these earlier this year I actually thought that they were the most spacious in the segment and they
were the first vehicles to introduce second row cooled seats both cars offer the cooled seats it's an option on this SX trim part of the prestige package standard on the pallet state limited although the

palisade

is a little bit more expensive to start and as you can see these seats move forward and back the captain's chairs come on the top trim of both vehicles so if you guys are looking for an 8 passenger configuration with the bench you have to drop down to the lower trim levels and
in terms of features you can see very nice you have cupholders over here you have rear seat air vents you can control your dome lights over here the automatic climate control is actually on the roof here for the

Telluride

it's actually in a different location for the

palisade

and you get two USB charging ports over here which is very nice and there's a nice little area here where you could get to the third row and then there are these armrests here that also adjust a little bit for
height so in terms of comfort this is very nice you also have this little manual sunshade over here which is great and honestly if you are looking for one of the most spacious and feature packs second rows both of these vehicles offer a lot but let me hop into the palace eight really quick and we'll compare the second row now unsurprisingly hopping into the second row of the

palisade

you're basically going to get the same thing as the

Telluride

it's a very open very airy environment
that is packed full of features including those lovely cooled seats back here in the second row which is standard on the pallets a limited now a couple of things I'm noticing in terms of the differences now the climate control settings you can see are down here on the center console you have a power outlet down over here with a standard one two 12-volt your two USB ports are mounted in the same position in the palace 8 as the

Telluride

so that's a kind of one similarity there and then
you can see there's also these manual sun shades there's vents there's that sweet Alcantara material and if you'd like you can close this sunshade over here but one thing I also like about the

palisade

is you have that diamond quilted leather on the back doors as well it really just adds to the whole feeling of luxury now these seats they practically do the same thing you can adjust the recline of them the armrest here doesn't actually adjust in terms of the height of the
armor so in the Kia you heard those extra clicks or you could adjust it in several different heights the

Hyundai

just has one up and down position you can move these seats forward and back and they also offer a nice pass through to get into the third row now getting into the third row of these vehicles is also really easy and they have one of the most spacious third rows in the segment now and the

palisade

first there's a button here that you can just touch over there it actually will move
the captain chairs forward and you can see it reveals a very large amount of space to get into the third row and the third row seats three across some competitors only see two across which is nice if you guys need to actually fit eight people in this vehicle now getting inside I am 5 foot 7 so I'm not terribly tall but I will say that if you are under 6 feet tall this is what the seat all the way back in fact I would actually be comfortable in this third row with this seat all the way back
you could actually move the seat forward in the knee my knees wouldn't be touching this but in terms of legroom

Hyundai

actually says you have around 31 inches of legroom I imagine that's when you have 42 inches of legroom in the second row over here which you could slide forward to give a little bit more space now in terms of the comfort the seats actually aren't bad back here they are covered in this nice leather that's the same materials as the rest of the seats and in terms
of features you can see there is a power recline feature back here which is really nice you get that as a plus with the power folding third row and

Hyundai

even includes a USB back pocket over here or a USB port for charging so even third row passengers aren't shafted but let's hop into the third row of the

Telluride

and see if they have similar features back here so getting into the third row of the

Telluride

is also the same kind of proposition you have a captain's chair here
there's a button here on the top push that button and the seat will slide forward automatically to reveal pretty much the same amount of space back here and again it's it's three people across because these two are some of the largest in the segment now in terms of the space getting back here you know what this seat is all the way back but my knee isn't touching the back here like it is in the

palisade

I genuinely wasn't expecting that so maybe there is a little bit more
the 2020 kia telluride hyundai palisade twins are the perfect suv s for families
space in the third row here in the

Telluride

versus the

palisade

regardless at five foot seven I could sit back here on a longer trip it's incredibly comfortable and if I wanted more space I could ask the passenger here to scoot forward a little bit to give me a little bit more space now in terms of features there is no power recline feature back here over the third row because the pallet hood has that feature where the third row folds down but you do have a USB port on both sides of the
vehicle two cupholders over here then you have your own set of rear seat climate controls so again the third row is very usable for average-sized adults and it what it's what makes the

palisade

in the

Telluride

so desirable in this segment so although both of these SUVs were co-developed off of the same architecture by looking at them you wouldn't be able to tell because

Hyundai

and Kia each gave these SUVs their own distinct identity to go with the actual brands and really the only
thing they share is when you look underneath the hood now the one thing I like about both of these SUVs is the fact that their hoods are held up with hydraulic struts as opposed to a prop rod which some competitors actually end up doing now when you look underneath the hood of both vehicles you're gonna find the same exact engine its a 3.8 liter gasoline direct injection v6 is a naturally aspirated v6 and in both vehicles they both make 291 horsepower and 260 to pound-feet of torque it all
goes out through a

Hyundai

and Kia designed 8-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive is standard and you'll pay about $2,000 extra for all-wheel drive now both of these vehicles also are able to tell about five thousand pounds and the

hyundai

is surprisingly the lighter one this way this weighs around 4,600 pounds while this one weighs about 4,700 pounds so one hundred pound difference and the

hyundai

is rated at nineteen in the city 24 on the highway the Kia is also rated 19 in
the city 24 on the highway both of these vehicles are gonna use regular grade gas so to start the driving scene portion I'm going to be doing both cars at night or kind of like right before sunset because a lot of you guys have said that you really like these night drives now I'm gonna first start with the

2020

Telluride

because this is the one that came out first I love this car when it first came out and in terms of the interior the lighting and whatnot it's very complete and here
in fact kia offers 64 different choices of ambient lighting color that you can choose from same thing with the Palas a that's what they essentially share to mess with the LED lighting you go here to setup you go here to vehicle and you go here to lights and you can see here there are you can adjust the brightness of it I'm going to leave it on full brightness and then of course there are several different colors to choose from here that are preset colors if you want you can also go here
to set custom color and you can see you can choose exactly which color you'd like the Kia puts ambient lighting on the under portion here of the dash on the door panels on the driver's side of course and on the back doors there is no LED lighting down here in the center console which will go into the

Hyundai

after this and we'll show you guys what the interior looks like in the dusk setting as well but let's go ahead and get started here in the

2020

Telluride

now this car to me I
just kind of feel right at home in it this is the bigger car as I said and when you first get in the

Telluride

you kind of feel that it is a little bit bigger you notice that you set up a little bit higher you notice that it's a little bit wider the hood on this car bulges up a little bit more so it feels more like a I guess more like a rugged machine it definitely feels much more wide versus the

palisade

now just like the

palisade

the Kia also gives you that blind view mirror but instead it
just shows you what's in the screen in the center of the display as opposed to on the right side or on the left side because the palace a

palisade

has the be 12 inch LCD display whereas the Kia has two analog dials and then a 7 inch display in the middle which actually does come standard on the

palisade

if you guys don't get the limited truck now driving the

palisade

really feels like you're driving a luxury car from time to time it's so smooth compared to what you remember from

Hyundai

's and Kias from like five ten years ago for example this engine is surprisingly refined I mean the level of refinement that we get from it is typically what you associate with a Honda or a Toyota six-cylinder but Kia has done a really good job with this 3.8 liter v6 and the beauty about the two cars is they share the exact same powertrain and the same transmission so you know getting up to highway speeds this is where these two cars are really gonna shine you notice right away
there's plenty of passing power it has good torque it's very smooth the 8-speed auto is incredibly smooth and responsive and right now I have the transmission and it's sports setting here I'll dial it over to smart setting which kind of varies between comfort and sport depending on how hard you're gonna be with the throttle or how aggressively you're driving but really this thing just settle settles into a really comfortable Cruze which is it

perfect

this is exactly what
you want in a family car like this it's a soft comfortable ride but it's not floaty this vehicle definitely is not the sportiest option it's not that it's you know really lumbering and it feels like you're driving an old Buick it's just you know not the sporty as the Mazda cx-9 comes to mind and the new Ford Explorer ST which is maybe with it's not dial rotated a little bit too much on the sporty ends but in terms of the visibility it's still a really good view
out of this car I mean you can see everything out of the front you big side mirrors Kia's Drive wise package is standard equipment on this car so you have the you know an automatic emergency braking of intelligent cruise control the blind view cameras are optional the blind spot monitoring in front and rear cross-traffic alert of course is optional you have to get that on the higher trims but just cruising down the road here if I put my foot down in Sparta smart mode it takes a second for it
to respond you see it actually turns red and the transmission goes into the sport mode at that time and it's really responsive I mean zero to sixty time for this car was probably around seven point four seconds which is competitive a little bit slower than some of the competition but it's not sluggish by any means you do feel the torque is a little bit light I mean Kia's 3.3 liter twin turbo v6 would do wonders in this thing they're probably reserving that for the Genesis SUV
whenever that comes out because it's technically a rear drive platform and in terms of the driver assistance it works well in this cart has active lane keep assist it has forward caught of that adaptive cruise control with full speed stop and go this is basically one of the best long road trip cars you can buy in fact I actually took this thing out from DC to Boston earlier this summer back in June and I had seven people in the car it was so good I mean yes when I had seven people you could
feel the heavier load that it was carrying around but it still rode really nice it still was plenty of room for some people to get comfortable and these were seven adults and really there's very little faults that I'm finding with this car in terms of the interior and how it looks at night I really like the you know 10 inch display over here the tablet style screen although I wish Kia would get rid of this black border and just make it an entire screen they could easily do a 12 inch
screen if they got rid of some of this black border the gauges I actually like the traditional look of them with the 7 inch display we'll hop into the

Hyundai

and we'll compare that the steering wheel also is nice and light it is you know responsive enough it's not super quick it's not dirty which is basically good you feel the the ride quality is comfortable even those cars 20-inch wheels it doesn't ride harshly which is really important let me dial it over here to the
sports setting and let's take this off-ramp here now taking a highway off-ramp in something this big you feel the bulk of this car and the softness of the suspension but not hearing too much in terms of tire squealing hope there's some tire squealing a little bit but it's not bad honestly I mean yes I would be having more fun an explorer st but who's gonna be driving their family SUV that aggressively anyways but really what you feel is just a really sturdy really heavy feeling
secure car it actually feels a lot like a European car that's that's the one thing about this vehicle it feels like a German car I still say that today one which is what I said in the beginning of my review or at the beginning when I first drove this thing a couple months ago it feels basically like I'm driving driving a German car putting your foot down here you can see the engine has plenty of power and it actually doesn't get too harsh when you push it past you know 6,000 rpm
it actually is really smooth so again those of you who remember older

Hyundai

and Kia engines for being you know noisy for being rough that is no longer the case with this vehicle now the last thing I want to talk about the headlights in this car these are full LEDs they also have an LED fog lights you can't get LED fog lights on the

Hyundai

now unfortunately it's not quite dark enough the Sun is just starting to set but you can really see the brightness of these headlights as it
reflects over the road in the evening it really cast me a really bright stream of light the LED fog lights also cast a nice tremendous shade of light at the lower end which the

palisade

lacks which will get into the

palisade

we'll see the difference is there but really in terms of quietness very little road noise very little engine noise everything in here is just really nice I have very little complaints so let's hop into the

palisade

and see how it compares with the

Telluride

so
hopping into the

Palisade

s interior it is obviously darker because it's a little after 7:40 so the Sun has already set versus earlier with the

Telluride

the Sun was just about to start setting first thing I want to show you really quickly if you want to adjust the interior lighting you essentially go to the same thing with this car you switch over here to set up and then go to vehicle and then go to lights and then go to ambient lights now this car I have the brightness on 10 also it's
on full full brightness the color it's the same purple color that I'm noticing let me actually shut off the light here so you can see

Hyundai

only puts the accent lighting underneath the door panels it's on the door panels on the all for the doors and then there's also accent lighting here on the center console which is nice but they don't have the accent lighting under here so I don't know if that's a cost-cutting thing or if

Hyundai

just wanted it to be a little
different you can see they're a same color kind of similar light choices but

Hyundai

kind of calls them different names and you can also go here and set the custom color if you'd like so again this is all sharing what the

Telluride

same thing with the infotainment system

Hyundai

just calls it blue link as opposed to khiva Kia with their UVO but let's go for a drive in this one let me shut off the light here so I apologize if it's a little dark but you can see here the

Hyundai

obviously has an extra screen it's got a complete 12 inch LCD here in front of me which does look good I kind of will criticize them though how they didn't just combine the two like what mercedes is doing by giving us one big screen remember this is a 10 inch display and then a 12 inch display over here but driving the

palisade

I immediately feel that it doesn't feel quite as tall as the

Telluride

and it also doesn't feel quite as wide it actually feels a little bit smaller which
is good if you guys want the vehicle to feel a little bit smaller I wasn't expecting that but the fact of the matter is this is about a half inch narrower versus the

Telluride

and it's almost an inch shorter so yes the

palisade

does feel a little bit smaller I also like the steering wheel on this car it's a 3 or 3 spoke design as opposed to the 4 spoke design you get in the

Telluride

I'm gonna switch over the drive on here to sport and I also like the way the gauges look when you
switch over to sport let me knock out those red gauges that looks pretty cool going over to comfort there you can see there's this cool little graphical representation it's better than what I experienced in the new Explorer that's for sure the gauges look better and they are much quicker when you switch between the drive modes the engine this car is also very smooth just like the

Telluride

same exact engine 291 horsepower and the PAL side is about a hundred pounds lighter than this
car or than the

Telluride

so you put your foot down here I don't know if it feels faster they feel exactly the same I mean 100 pounds is very negligible the blind view monitoring camera for this vehicle what I like about it how it's different because you have the two 12 inch displays when I signal right it shows exactly what's in your blind spot on the right side so basically in the speedometer if I signal right it shows it on the right side I'm sorry if I signal left can't
get directions correct tonight but I think that's a really cool detail I wouldn't be surprised to see Kia eventually add that 12 inch display on the

telluride

maybe for the next model year there'll be a special edition version or whatnot it wouldn't take much for them to add that simple little display and you know basically match with what

Hyundai

is offering on the

palisade

now going down the road here you're gonna notice a couple things it rides just as comfortably as they

Telluride

they have very similar ride qualities they have very similar steering feel and responses this is a very soft and comfortable car it's not a sporty car which is fine it's also very quiet in here in terms of quietness I'd say it's I don't know it's equal they're so similar in terms of quietness I think the tell you Wright's engine is slightly louder though than this car when you push the touch the Kia's engine I do notice it's louder and I also
like how the

palisade

has paddle shifters the

Telluride

doesn't offer paddle shifters perplexes mean it's confusing me but they actually sort of respond reasonably well when you start pulling the paddles but it's just very quiet in this car it doesn't feel very or it's not quite as loud as what I heard in the

Telluride

so maybe

Hyundai

did that on purpose they wanted to make this feel a little bit more refined a little bit quieter the headlights in this car I will say are not
quite as they don't extend as far as the Kia's they're not it's not that they're not as bright these are full LEDs as well but you don't have LED fog lights on this car which I'm noticing the lower end isn't lit up quite as well as I would like it to be and because the headlights are mounted lower you're noticing that the the light doesn't extend as far as they tell you rise so the Kia has slightly better headlights but mostly that's because the v8 fog
lights and the the fact that they're mounted a little bit higher another driver assistance in this car it's the same as the

Telluride

you have you know

Hyundai

's full suite of driver assistance you have adaptive cruise control standard automatic emergency braking a standard that line view monitor is optional the blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic and forward cross traffic is optional as well in terms of the interior design I don't really know which one I like more I
mean sure I like the additional screen the

Hyundai

gives you but I don't love the push button transmission selector this console over here is just a completely different design it's amazing to me how I feel like I'm driving a different car even though they are the same car that's that's again that's coming back to my statement of this is platform sharing done right because the two cars are identical but they also have very different and distinct you know feels from behind
the wheel I mean obviously they drive very similarly which is fine but when I'm in this car I get a slightly different vibe this gives me a more Mercedes vibe versus the Kia gave me a more out Ivonne vibe taking this off-ramp here you can see the

palisade

has the same feel that I got in the

Telluride

it feels big and it feels heavy but it doesn't feel you know unsecure it just feels like you shouldn't be pushing this big heavy family car around corners too quickly and you can see
this one also has automatic high beams just like the

Telluride

they don't swivel neither cars headlights swivel but when the high beams come on automatically they are extremely bright and that's the one thing I love about modern cars bright headlights it's just a pity you have to go for the

palisade

with the Premium Package at least or this limited to get the full LED headlights the

Telluride

you have to buy the SX trim put my foot down here a little soft but the transmission will
shift all the way to about 6,200 rpm and it's very smooth relatively responsive and this thing gets up to speed probably in around seven and a half seconds so pretty good performance for what it is this is going to be suffice for a lot of people and if you guys prefer a six cylinder engine you're going to really like these two vehicles regardless of you know which one you prefer design wise they drive pretty much the same but just know that the

palisade

feels slightly smaller and
that's mostly because it's narrower versus that

Telluride

if you guys like a smooth six-cylinder engine you're going to like basically both of these vehicles because they have extremely smooth engines smooth transmissions and just know that they drive basically the same but the

palisade

feel slightly smaller smaller because the body is slightly narrower and for some of you that could be a deciding factor but for me I don't really notice it too much so I'm gonna have to go to
the conclusion to figure out which one I actually prefer so although both Kia and

Hyundai

were late to the three row SUV party it's pretty easy to see that this time both manufacturers spent extra time trying to figure out exactly what American

families

are looking for if you spend any time in both of these vehicles you'll realize that they offer a lot of what the competition offers but unlike their predecessors they are no longer lacking in terms of features lacking in terms of space
and really trying to choose between the two of them really is like trying to choose between Coke and Pepsi it just really depends on what your specific taste is what flavor you prefer in terms of the exterior design because while they do have a couple of small differences here and there you guys saw from the video they both drive pretty similarly they both have the same amount of features although the

Hyundai

has quite a couple of extra features over the Kia which I suspect Kia may add when they
whenever they decide to add a new trim level or do a Miss a small mid-cycle refresh did they tell you right but really the features that the

Hyundai

offers may not be quite enough to sway some of you to choose the

Hyundai

and it's really going to come down to the design now unlike most of the competition both of these cars offer a lot of the features that we're looking for but they are priced significantly less than a lot of their rivals especially when you look at the high end of these
vehicles now because I was able to spend a week with both of these vehicles it's time to give both the

Telluride

and the

palisade

an RPM rating now starting with real-world usage I'm gonna give both of these SUVs a 10 out of 10 points which is the first time I'm giving a 10 out of 10 points simply because they really are amazing to use in the real world they have a ton of space in the front middle and third rows and in the trunk area they're really nice to live with they can you
know be driven on a longer road trip and you can also take them out for a date night or drive them to and from work so I'm gonna easily give these vehicles a 10 and a 10 points for real-world usage moving on to the e for efficiency both of these vehicles are rated at 19 in the city and 24 on the highway and my weeks where the testing I averaged about 18 in both cars in the city and on the highway I was able to get over 25 miles to the gallon in pure highway loop so again very good efficiency
for what they are and they both use regular gas I'll give them a seven out of 10 points for efficiency now moving on to the d4 desirability this is where I was kind of going to give one of these cars a higher rating simply because I like the look of one of them more but because looks are all subjective subjective I decided to give them the same rating for desirability they're both going to get an 8 out of 10 points because they really are a hot product if you're trying to buy one of
these today good luck trying to find one at your local dealer even in stock and even trying to get it for MSRP because a lot of dealers are charging over sticker price for one of these cars because everybody wants them right now and moving on to the L for longevity this is a

Hyundai

and Kia product which comes with a stellar warranty a 10-year hundred thousand mile warranty for the powertrain 5 years 60 K for the bumper-to-bumper that is better than most of the competition while

Hyundai

and Kia
may have had a few issues in the past with build quality that's really no longer the case both companies have made huge strides in improving their build quality so I'm going to give both of them a 7 out of 10 points for longevity which is pretty much right up there with most of the Japanese competitors moving on to the i-4 innovation both of these SUVs have a ton of features in them and they introduce some new features that you couldn't get in the competition more specifically those
cooled second row seats all the USB charging ports in all three rows and really I can easily give both of these cars a 7 out of 10 points for innovation simply be there is a lot of desirable features in these cars and they're packed in a price that's much more affordable I'm moving on to the n4 need for speed both cars are packed with a 3.8 liter v6 with 291 horsepower 0-60 in around seven and a half seconds may not sound exciting on paper but in the real world they have plenty of
smooth power they have good transmission so I'm gonna give these a 6 out of 10 points for Need for Speed which again that could be improved but remember there's going to be a genesis version which should have a twin turbocharged v6 that rides on a different platform so I'll save that for a different review and then finally the last efore expense both of these cars are packed full of value that's something that

Hyundai

and Kia has been known for and they also both started around
$32,500 the

hyundai

is technically $100 cheaper that's thirty two six that's thirty two five on the higher end that one over there that

Telluride

SX with the prestige package is around forty seven thousand two hundred dollars including destination the

Palisade

s a little bit more this is forty seven thousand six hundred dollars but this one was a remote start that's probably what a lot of you are gonna spend for remote start anyway so again packed full of value considering the some of
the competition is well into the mid 50 thousand dollar range and even sixty thousand dollars depending on whatever you know option packages you guess so in terms of the e4 expense I'm gonna give both of these cars an 8 out of 10 points for a grand total of 54 out of 70 points which is actually the highest rpm rating that I have right now on the scale simply because we don't have too many vehicles yet but at 54 out of 70 points it's pretty easy to see that both of these cars are the
top players in the three row cross service so now the million dollar question if it were my money which one of these two SUVs would I buy and this is a question that I actually struggled with over the last few days driving these two cars back-to-back and ultimately I had to go with the one that I preferred the look of more which is the 20/20 and Kia

telluride

because for me the styling of this vehicle just appeals to me more more emotionally and it's kind of like the difference between Coke
and Pepsi I prefer the taste of coke and I consider this to be kind of like the coke while I consider the

palisade

to be more like the Pepsi but really if you're in the market for a 3-row crossover you need to put one of these at the very top of your list because they literally do offer everything that you're looking for at a much more affordable Takas and some of the competition both all it said I hope you guys have enjoyed this comparison test between the

2020

palisade

and the

2020

Telluride

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