Compare 2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Hyundai Palisade
|19 city / 24 hwy*||
|19 city / 26 hwy*|
|3.8L 6 cyl||
|3.8L 6 cyl|
Serving Fort Walton Beach , FL
The fact that the 2021 Kia Telluride is ranked #1 in its class of midsize SUVs says a lot about its appeal and its worth, but you’ll have to try out the popular car in person at Kia Fort Walton Beach to see for yourself what all the rave is about. The Kia Telluride made a name for itself in 2020 when it debuted, only to jump right to the top of its class immediately following its launch. The Telluride stood out in its first year of production for its value-oriented but upscale interior complete with generous space for people and cargo, class-leading safety features, and respectable power and towing numbers. Even the base level of the Telluride feels well-built and upscale, with the upper-level trims adding even more. The Telluride competes against the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, but the Palisade ranks behind the Telluride in its class. The Telluride gets higher marks for many categories, including the fact that it has more precise handling and a smoother ride.
Interior and Amenities
The Kia Telluride at Kia Fort Walton Beach has a dazzling and well-equipped cabin across the board, with many pleasant standard amenities to start with and even more added as you move up the Telluride lineup. The 2021 Kia Telluride stands out for its spacious cabin that easily fits adult passengers in all three rows. Additionally, there is more than enough legroom and headroom to spread out and have your own breathing space in both back rows. The controls in front are intuitive and easy for the driver to reach. Cameras and parking sensors add to the SUV’s ease of use and safety profile. The Telluride has seating for eight to start with the option of captain’s chairs and seating for seven instead. Simulated leather seats come with the base trim, while the higher-end models get full leather upholstery. Five USB ports and an additional USB media port are other notable base-level elements. The 2021 Kia Telluride has leather seats on the top trims along with dual sunroofs, a Harman Kardon sound system, and heated and ventilated seats in both front rows. The Palisade only has five USB ports to start but no multimedia port. It doesn’t get the standard parking sensors and camera that the Telluride has, and many advanced safety aids that are included with the Telluride are only available with packages.
Performance and Handling
With a powerful engine under its hood, the Kia Telluride at Kia Fort Walton Beach shows that it’s more than just the average family vehicle designed for shuttling family members from one place to the next. The Telluride is powered by a V6 gasoline engine capable of 291 HP. Its top torque is just over 260 LB-FT. This year’s model has an eight-speed automatic transmission, and it tows up to 5,000 pounds. The Hyundai Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds as well, but only when you add on the right towing equipment. You can choose from two drivetrains for the Telluride trims, but not all trims on the Hyundai have the option of two drivetrains.
At Kia Fort Walton Beach, you have the opportunity to schedule a test drive to check out the exterior of the latest Kia Telluride to see its glamour and elegance for yourself. The Kia Telluride, which is available to try out in all trim levels at Kia Fort Walton Beach, has a memorable exterior on all trims. The base trim level has 18-inch wheels, with the higher-level trims adding on 20-inch wheels, roof rails, special blacked-out exterior trim accents, and chrome touches. The Hyundai only has 20-inch wheels available if you add on a Convenience package, and it doesn’t offer the unique blacked-out exterior accents found on the Kia Telluride.
When you’re ready to book a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us to reserve your appointment for the Kia Telluride at Kia Fort Walton Beach.
*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.