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It seems that they are essentially the same but what I read is the Telluride is visually more appealling
 

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My wife and I started the search with the Telluride and originally we only wanted that...we didn't even know the Palisade existed. Then we sat in one and although we made what I would call a bit of rash decision. We absolutely love the Palisade, not that we would have disliked the Telluride, but the car felt a bit more our style vs the Telluride. The cars are very similar and don't think you can go wrong either way IMO.
 

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Additionally, the Palisade is in no way less appealing than the Telluride. The are different enough all together on the looks. The Palisade is sharp.
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My wife and I started the search with the Telluride and originally we only wanted that...we didn't even know the Palisade existed. Then we sat in one and although we made what I would call a bit of rash decision. We absolutely love the Palisade, not that we would have disliked the Telluride, but the car felt a bit more our style vs the Telluride. The cars are very similar and don't think you can go wrong either way IMO.
I read that the Telluride is visually more appealing. Also a common complaint in the Palisade is wind noise in driver window.
 

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Haven't noticed the wind TBH,but have a Wyoming road trip this weekend so will find out. The style is really a personal preference IMO.
 

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Palisade is more classy. I understand the KIA is the same bones, I just can't look at KIA badge and buy it. They need to change it. Do a K like Hyundai, silly I know. I was on vacation in Aruba and was surprised that Toyota of past has been replaced by Hyundai. Thats why I gave the Palisade a shot and am very impressed.
 

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It seems that they are essentially the same but what I read is the Telluride is visually more appealling
I'd disagree here. The Telluride is definitely not as nice in my mind. I test drove both of these in a row and the Palisade had me sold instantly. I've never stopped to take a look at a Telluride when I've seen it drive by but the Palisade caught my eye immediately. That one sighting in a drive through of the Palisade was enough to send me to Hyundai to buy one. I didn't even know about them beforehand.
 

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I stopped into a Hyundai dealer today to look at the P. First time sitting in it since I started looking into it. There was a brand new Telluride that had license plates parked out front. The salesman told me that the guy bought it from the Kia dealer and was trading it in on a Pallisade after a month. Seemed like bs to me. Maybe he thought I might be headed to the Kia dealer next.
 

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There are a couple of differences but for the many people it comes down to which style you prefer. The Telluride is being promoted as the more "rugged" version but they ultimately share the same platform.
 

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Considered and drove both vehicles and bought the Palisade Limited HTRAC.
My review fwiw.

Palisade pluses: Electric rear seats, remote start on key fob, more storage under center console, wasn't forced to have black wheels.
Palisade minuses: Still not sure I like the push button transmission, side mirrors cannot be remotely folded !!, wind noise from drivers window, doesn't play ipods. Had to transfer all my M4A files to MP3 to play from USB stick.

Telluride pluses: Has conventional transmission shifter, side mirrors fold, at least on the SX.
Telluride minuses: More inconvenient to manually fold/unfold rear seats. Only wheels on SX are black. No remote start on key fob. Don't know about ipod compatibility.

Of course there are other subjective considerations such as whether the looks of either vehicle appeal more than the other. Otherwise they drive the same as far as I could determine from test drives. The Palisade may have a little better ride and steering?..maybe?

Don't think that you can go wrong with either vehicle in terms of value. Had my mind set on the Kia Telluride trading in an awesome Kia 2016 Kia Sorento SX, but the Hyundai just tipped the balance. Must say though, that our 2016 Sorento with 60,000 miles never has a single issue and the build quality, way the doors closed, zero wind noise was better than either of these two vehicles.
 

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1) Styling interior/exterior - 100% subjective and it should be. You're the one who has to look at it everyday.
2) Center console - You either like the Palisade's push button shifter and how this enables more efficient use of the center console, or you don't. Wife loves that she has a place to put her purse with easy access.
3) Driver info center - Palisade is 12.3", 100% programmable and digital versus 7" digital + 2 analog, non-customizable gauges in the Kia.
4) Push button 3rd row decline is only available in the Palisade.
5) 20" wheels - black only on the Telluride, black chrome on the Palisade.
6) Palisade has different rear end suspension. Makes the ride VERY compliant. Shocks are supplied by 2 different suppliers. Palisade uses Sachs/ZF and are tuned to react faster than Kia which means it can actually be both more compliant and a better handler.
7) Palisade has more sound deadening and thicker glass. Makes for a very quiet ride, although the Telluride is not far behind.
8) Telluride has more space (2") behind the 3rd row. Slightly different length and body lines for the Palisade surrenders the space.
9) Palisade limited comes standard with self-leveling suspension. Telluride you need to order the trailering package.
10) Kia has power folding mirrors, Hyundai does not.
11) Both have 630watt stereos, Kia has 10 speakers, Hyundai has 12. I honestly could not tell a difference, but I. Sure some audiophile could.
12) The Palisade has a perforation rust warranty that is two years longer than the Telluride. All other aspects of the warranty are the same.
13) The Telluride has 3 more cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row.
14) The Palisade has power folding/lifting 3rd row in addition to the aforementioned power reclining.
15) The Palisade has remote start available on the key fob, whereas the Telluride requires the UVO app.
16) The Palisade has 2” more leg room in the first row, but the Telluride has 0.7” more head room in the 3rd row.
17) The Palisade has a bigger glove compartment.
18) The Palisade has better headlights, thus making it an IIIHS Top Safety Pick +.
19) The Telluride has bag hooks on the front seat backs for the second row.
20) If the app matters to you, you get 3 free years of BlueLink (Palisade) vs. 1 free year of UVO (Telluride).
 

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Since it hasn’t been commonly discussed, I will add one difference that was a deal breaker for me on the Telluride. Kia put two large, obnoxious grab handles on either side of the center console. The driver side handle hit right up against my right knee in a very uncomfortable way. At the end of the 10 min test drive I already had knee pain. This was a major design flaw for me in a vehicle that is otherwise quite spacious. I am 6’0”. My wife, 5’7”, had no idea what I was complaining about. I am sure it is a combination of height and desired posture (I do like to spread my legs out a bit). I have similar complaints about the Mazda CX-9, though that vehicle at least has padding on the side of the console. This was a non-issue for me in the Palisade, which also had padding if I were to really spread my legs wide (I tested a Limited).
 

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Very through prior posters. There are a million small things concerning the two cars are very similar (you can add in P-leather vs Cloth). Wheel size variation at different trims. Some like look the 20s, some feel the 18s larger aspect ratio help handling and ride quality), BVM/Blind View Monitor availability at what trim).

I will also add as I mentioned elsewhere *pay attention to each Trim Levels' features, price, and option features prices on Palisade as add on to SEL (Convenience, Sunroof, Premium, Drivers packages (Kia does more with Trim levels, then options). If your price insensitive of course does not matter just go to top trim assuming you're good with the feature set.

-Everyone has different tastes in looks and features that are important. Even 7 vs 8 Seat availability.

From a Value perspective: I will argue the following.

-At the bottom Trim Telluride LX comes with more standard safety features (BSM, Side mirror turn lights).

-Going up 2K the SEL with or with out sunroof is a toss up with the Telluride depending your features prefs

- At the EX Level in the Telluride from a value perspective you end up with a car that some would agree has the most important features from a fully optioned SEL for about 2K less.

Above that I think it's a toss up again.
 

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1) Styling interior/exterior - 100% subjective and it should be. You're the one who has to look at it everyday.
2) Center console - You either like the Palisade's push button shifter and how this enables more efficient use of the center console, or you don't. Wife loves that she has a place to put her purse with easy access.
3) Driver info center - Palisade is 12.3", 100% programmable and digital versus 7" digital + 2 analog, non-customizable gauges in the Kia.
4) Push button 3rd row decline is only available in the Palisade.
5) 20" wheels - black only on the Telluride, black chrome on the Palisade.
6) Palisade has different rear end suspension. Makes the ride VERY compliant. Shocks are supplied by 2 different suppliers. Palisade uses Sachs/ZF and are tuned to react faster than Kia which means it can actually be both more compliant and a better handler.
7) Palisade has more sound deadening and thicker glass. Makes for a very quiet ride, although the Telluride is not far behind.
8) Telluride has more space (2") behind the 3rd row. Slightly different length and body lines for the Palisade surrenders the space.
9) Palisade limited comes standard with self-leveling suspension. Telluride you need to order the trailering package.
10) Kia has power folding mirrors, Hyundai does not.
11) Both have 630watt stereos, Kia has 10 speakers, Hyundai has 12. I honestly could not tell a difference, but I. Sure some audiophile could.
12) The Palisade has a perforation rust warranty that is two years longer than the Telluride. All other aspects of the warranty are the same.
13) The Telluride has 3 more cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row.
14) The Palisade has power folding/lifting 3rd row in addition to the aforementioned power reclining.
15) The Palisade has remote start available on the key fob, whereas the Telluride requires the UVO app.
16) The Palisade has 2” more leg room in the first row, but the Telluride has 0.7” more head room in the 3rd row.
17) The Palisade has a bigger glove compartment.
18) The Palisade has better headlights, thus making it an IIIHS Top Safety Pick +.
19) The Telluride has bag hooks on the front seat backs for the second row.
20) If the app matters to you, you get 3 free years of BlueLink (Palisade) vs. 1 free year of UVO (Telluride).
Great comparison!
Guess that I would add

21) Palisade has paddle shifters
22) Palisade does not play ipod. Don't know if Telluride does.

After 5,000 miles in the Palisade I don't regret my decision. I would prefer the Telluride shifter to the push buttons, but that's a trade off for losing the console storage area. Styling is of course 100% subjective and I liked the Telluride before I drove it. But the black Police Dept/Government car wheels, and the Ford Flex look alike sort of turned me off. But that's just a personal thing.
Either car is excellent imo.
 

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Regarding the iPod, you can play a Bluetooth capable iPod, if you pair it to the car. I haven’t been able to get it to work via USB cable, however. Unfortunately, the Telluride has the same iPod issues.
 
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