2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Kia Telluride set against the 2020 Hyundai Palisade

The auto industry has seen an increasing demand for large 3-row crossovers in the last couple of years and several brands have introduced their own version. The latest brands to jump on the bandwagon are corporate sisters Kia and Hyundai. Kia will be offering the all-new 2020 Telluride later this spring while Hyundai’s all-new 2020 Palisade will be available later this summer. 

Recently, we shared a comparison of the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson where we lamented about the woes of comparing cousins in human families. While we still find that true, automotive cousin rivalry and comparison is beneficial when you are shopping for a new vehicle – so we are sharing some similarities and differences between the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride and the all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade. 

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2020 Kia Telluride VS 2020 Hyundai Palisade
3.8L V6
Engine 3.8L V6
291 Horsepower 291
8 Maximum Seating Accommodations 8
Spring 2019 Expected Availability Summer 2019

How are the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade Different?

While the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade share similar DNA when it comes to architecture, size, and engine performance, they each have their own look and personality. 

In our 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson comparison, we mentioned that the Hyundai was more conventional and suited for the expected “married with kids” lifestyle while the Kia was better suited for someone looking for more out of life. Honestly, we feel the same way about the Hyundai Palisade and the 2020 Kia Telluride. 

While sleek and stylish, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade looks like it belongs at the school pickup/drop-off zone. It would be a great choice for your cousin who is involved with the PTA and floods her social media with photos of her kids (complete with captions of how they are growing up too fast) and the occasional “date night for Mommy and Daddy” post. 

The 2020 Kia Telluride, on the other hand, is more adventure-ready thanks to its old-school SUV styling, extra cladding, and specially-designed technologies like Torque Vectoring Cornering Control and available all-wheel drive that allows for more off-road excursions and other outdoor adventures. If your social media showcases your outdoor adventures – such as skiing in Telluride, CO, climbing up Mount St. Helens, or hiking through Glacier National Park – then the 2020 Kia Telluride is the perfect vehicle for you! 

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Telluride, please visit us here at Bridgewater Kia today! 


2020 Kia Telluride loaded with cargo on the roof racks
2020 Kia Telluride driving down a desert road
2020 Kia Telluride driving in the dirt
Front grille and badging of the 2020 Kia Telluride