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The 2022 Kia Telluride is a great SUV. It’s a roomy midsize SUV with seating for seven and enough bells and whistles to totally pull off a luxury SUV feel. In fact, it’s so wonderful that it’s nearly impossible to find right now. Even if you are able to find a 2022 Kia Telluride, you’d still likely be way overpaying for it. Maybe you don’t even like the Telluride (could it be true?) and you want to know what else is out there that rivals it in terms of size, style, and versatility. Here are three of the best alternatives to the 2022 Kia Telluride.

A green 2022 Kia Telluride against rocks.
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a great alternative to the 2022 Kia Telluride

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade is very similar to the 2022 Kia Telluride, but it has different styling, which may make it the perfect SUV if you want (or need) something other than the 2022 Telluride. Both three-row SUVs have a 3.8-liter V6 engine that can make 231 hp. Like its sibling the Kia Telluride, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade gets 20 mpg in the city, and 26 on the highway. It can even tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade starts at $33,150. That’s pretty comparable to the 2022 Kia Telluride, which starts at $32,790 for its cheapest model, the Telluride LX.

Both the 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Hyundai Palisade have an alarm, backup camera, and cruise control, as well as adaptive cruise control. They each come with a vehicle antitheft system and auto-off headlights, though only the 2022 Kia Telluride has optional fog lamps. The 2022 Telluride is also the only one of the two to offer remote start and keyless start. However, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade does have HD radio, while the Telluride does not.

The 2022 Toyota Highlander is also super reliable

The 2022 Toyota Highlander is one of the best midsize SUVs. It has a perfect predicted reliability rating from Consumer Reports, just like the 2022 Kia Telluride. The 2022 Toyota Highlander price starts at $35,205, making it more expensive than the Telluride. For that money, you’ll get a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Highlander also comes with LED headlights, remote keyless entry and ignition, and an 8-inch infotainment screen.

The 2022 Toyota Highlander gets 22 mpg, which is better than the 2022 Telluride. You can fit up to eight passengers in the 2022 Toyota Highlander, but the third row is very tight. It also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2022 Lexus UX is a great luxury SUV alternative to the 2022 Kia Telluride


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If you love the look of the 2022 Telluride but you actually want a luxury SUV, then you might like the 2022 Lexus UX. It may be smaller than the Kia Telluride, but it’s a really nice SUV for about the same amount of money. The 2022 Lexus UX starts at $33,000 for its base model. The 2022 Lexus UX includes a 4-cylinder engine capable of 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with front-wheel drive and gets 32 mpg on average. If you’re interested in the 2022 Lexus UX 200 F Sport, that will cost $35,340.

When you buy a 2022 Lexus UX 200, you’ll get three months of satellite radio, six speakers, and USB ports. Adaptive cruise control, keyless ignition, and interior air filtration also come standard on the 2022 UX 200.

If you love the 2022 Kia Telluride but can’t find it (or afford its inflated price), you might be just as happy with any of these other three alternatives. The 2022 Hyundai Palisade, 2022 Toyota Highlander, and 2022 Lexus UX each offer something unique that presents a good challenge to the 2022 Telluride.