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Automakers worldwide are taking giant steps toward making quality SUVs for their consumers. A great example is the South Korean automaker Hyundai. By making its first SUV model in 2000, Hyundai cemented itself as a world-class brand. One of the latest SUVs made by Hyundai is the Hyundai Palisade, whose main competitor in the SUV market is the Kia Telluride. Both models have many qualities and constantly compete for dominance in the automotive market. However, the Kia Telluride is still ahead of the Hyundai Palisade for a few reasons.

Sales are favoring the Kia Telluride more than the Hyundai Palisade

A white 2023 Hyundai Palisade midsize crossover SUV model parked on a street next to a red brick wall
2023 Hyundai Palisade | Hyundai Motor America

Statistics show that the Kia Telluride is currently outselling the Hyundai Palisade. According to GoodCarBadCar, Telluride’s year-to-date sales are at 88,706, a number superior by nearly 14,000 to the Palisade, which recorded 75,294 YTD sales.

In the previous year, Telluride sales were still ahead of the Palisade, at 86,186, while the Palisade’s YTD sales were 79,400. Even in the last recorded quarter of 2022, Telluride still had more sales than Palisade. It recorded 25,076 sales, while the Palisade sold 20,119 vehicles.

Looking at the total individual sales of both models, the Telluride has once again outpaced the Palisade, having sold 307,586 vehicles in total, beating the Palisade by more than 40,000 sales. Palisade only managed to sell 266,711 units.

The Telluride is more similar to the Palisade than you may imagine

Even though the Kia Telluride continues to outsell the Hyundai Palisade, they both have remarkable qualities. Some of these qualities, such as the luxurious interior, are the same in both models. As both models are based on the same vehicle architecture, they are remarkably similar in many ways. Therefore, whichever SUV you choose, you’ll be covered in luxury and comfort.

Other than both models being spacious SUVs, both models have three rows with eight-passenger seating and operate on a powerful regular unleaded V6 engine. In terms of fuel economy, the Telluride goes 26 mpg on the highway, while the Hyundai Palisade goes 27 mpg, nearly the same as the Kia Telluride.

In addition to both models having an automatic transmission with overdrive, they have a collective drivetrain, which is front-wheel drive. Both models have a five-year basic warranty and a 10-year drivetrain warranty.

The 2022 Kia Telluride and the 2023 Hyundai Palisade are also almost identical in terms of size and spacing. The Telluride has 87 cubic feet of storage with the second and third rows folded, while the Palisade has 86.4 cubic feet. The Telluride measures 196.9 x 78.3 inches in length and width, while the Palisade measures 196.7 x 77.8 inches.

The Telluride has outstanding qualities that make it a great SUV

The Kia Telluride’s success over the Hyundai Palisade can be linked to some of its unique qualities. Some of these qualities are: The 2023 Kia Telluride has both refreshed interior and exterior styling, while the 2023 Hyundai Palisade only has a refreshed exterior.

The Telluride also has a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen for improved comfort and convenience while driving, and it’s also slightly cheaper than the Hyundai Palisade.

The Telluride’s base price is $32,790, which is cheaper than the Palisade, which has a starting MSRP of $33,350. Suffice it to say, the Kia Telluride is the better-selling SUV compared to the Hyundai Palisade.

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