Consumer Reports does a great job of helping people determine which SUVs and vehicles are worth buying. By comparing things like safety ratings, comfort, and performance, it’s easy to see which vehicles are the best. This is what the best three-row 2022 SUVs will cost you and what comes in the 2022 Kia Telluride, 2022 Toyota Highlander, and the 2022 Hyundai Palisade.
The 2022 Kia Telluride is the best 3-row 2022 SUV
The 2022 Kia Telluride is one of the best three-row 2022 SUVs. Its price starts at $32,790 for the base model, the LX. The 2022 Kia Telluride LX has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291-hp and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The LX can also seat up to eight passengers and has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a push-button as well as remote start. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Next up is the 2022 Kia Telluride S. It comes with the same font grille and black insert as the LX, but it has chrome details, and the front and rear skid plates have a premium finish. The 2022 Kia Telluride S starts at $35,290.
The 2022 Kia Telluride EX is in between the Telluride S and Telluride SX. The Telluride EX comes with power-folding outside mirrors and body-colored door handles. You can only get a sunroof with either the S or the EX. It also comes with the power liftgate and sound-absorbing front door window glass. The 2022 Kia Telluride EX starts at $37,790.
The Telluride’s road test score is one of the factors that makes it so great. It scores a 97 with mostly 4s and 5s (out of 5) for the components of the road test. The biggest problem areas in the 2022 Telluride have to do with its fuel economy and greenhouse gas, which is hardly unique to the Telluride in this size SUV class.
2022 Kia Telluride score a 5/5 for predicted reliability. perfect 5/5 reliability ratings. The predicted owner satisfaction rating for the 2022 Kia Telluride is slightly higher than that of the 2022 Toyota Highlander, however. It has a perfect rating
The 2022 Toyota Highlander comes with a solid reputation
The 2022 Toyota Highlander price starts at $36,420 for the base model L. There are a total of six trim levels available, with the Platinum being the most expensive. The 2022 Highlander Platinum price is $50,725.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander L comes with 18-inch wheels, LED lights, and heated mirrors. It also has keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch infotainment system, and a six-speaker sound system. In addition, the Highlander is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has a WiFi hot spot.
There are a total of six Highlander trims: the L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. Each of these ups the niceness of the Highlander with add-ons like roof rails, a sunroof, and a heated steering wheel. If you have the budget for higher trim levels and packages, you’ll get yourself a really nice Toyota SUV.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander has a reliability rating of 5/5 from Consumer Reports. Even recent Highlanders have excellent reliability ratings – both the 2020 and 2021 get a 5/5 for reliability. With reliability ratings like this, you can feel pretty confident that the Highlander has a low chance of unexpected problems. Still, there are no guarantees.
The predicted owner satisfaction score of the 2022 Toyota Highlander is a 4/5. It has excellent scores for both its driving experience and comfort, but its value score is just so-so, at a 48/100. The styling score is very good, at 80/100.
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade rounds out the top 3 Consumer Reports’ 3-row SUVs
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade price starts at $36,295 and is Consumer Reports’ third-best three-row SUV. The most high-end Palisade, the Calligraphy, starts at $49,985, but with add-ons it can get more expensive. Adding on all-wheel-drive, cargo and interior accessories, a roof rack, and towing accessories drives the price up another $4,350.
2022 Hyundai Palisade have a similar mechanical basis to the 2022 Kia Telluride. Each three-row SUV shares the same 3.8-liter V6 engine that can make 231-hp. The Palisade also comes with 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 Palisade also has 18-inch wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, it has five USB ports. Similar to the Telluride, it has essential driving safety features like forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot-monitor. The Palisade also has adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors.