2023 Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride

March 17th, 2023 by

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE AWD and the Kia Telluride are both top contenders in the standard SUV 4WD market. Both models have been highly rated for their spacious interiors, smooth rides, and impressive performance. However, there are some key differences between the two vehicles that make the Hyundai Palisade the better choice for a new vehicle purchase.

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Trim Levels

2023 Hyundai Palisade

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is available in five trim levels: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy. One of the most popular models, the SE model, is the entry-level option and is well-equipped with features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view camera, and blind-spot collision warning. The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE model starts at $35,500.

The 2023 Kia Telluride is available in ten trim levels: LX, S, EX, EX X-Line, SX, SX X-Line, SX X-Pro, SX Prestige, SX Prestige X-Line, and SX Prestige X-Pro. The S trim includes features like an eight-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. Read on to see some of the main differences between the 2023 Kia Telluride S and the 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE. The 2023 Telluride starts at $35,890, making it slightly more expensive that the Palisade.

Exterior Features

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE AWD is a standard SUV 4WD with an all-wheel drive system. It’s powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine producing 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Its exterior features include 18-inch painted finish alloy wheels, 245/60R18 tires, and a compact spare tire stored underbody. The exterior also has pearlcoat paint, body-colored front and rear bumpers with black rub strips and metal-look inserts. The exterior dimensions of the Palisade SE include a wheelbase of 114.2 inches, a length of 196.7 inches, a width of 77.8 inches, and a height of 68.9 inches.

The 2023 Kia Telluride S FWD is a small SUV with front-wheel drive. It also has a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with gasoline direct injection that produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This model features 20-inch black finish aluminum wheels with 245/50R20 tires, a clearcoat paint, body-colored front and rear bumpers with chrome accents, and body-colored power heated side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicators.

Interior Features and Measurements

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE AWD is a spacious and well-equipped SUV that offers a comfortable ride and plenty of room for passengers and cargo. It features an 8-passenger seating capacity, with 155.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. Front headroom is 40.7 inches, front legroom is 44.1 inches, front shoulder room is 61.2 inches, and front hip room is 58.1 inches. The cargo area behind the front row provides 86.4 cubic feet of space, while the cargo area behind the second row offers 45.8 cubic feet, and behind the third row provides 18 cubic feet.

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE AWD comes with a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and a four-way passenger seat. In the cabin, there are front and rear cupholders, proximity keys for the doors and a push-button start. The interior trim features metal-look accents, cloth seat trim, and a full-cloth headliner. This model also has a full floor console with covered storage, power outlets, and carpet floor trim. The cargo area includes concealed storage and cargo space lights. Finally, there are FOB controls for cargo access and remote engine start, smart device remote engine start, and a Blue Link tracker system.

The 2023 Kia Telluride S features a spacious and comfortable interior with several advanced technologies for convenience and comfort. It has heated front bucket seats with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and two-way lumbar support. This model’s second row has a bucket folding seat and the third row is a fixed 60-40 split-bench seat. The interior has a leather steering wheel, synthetic leather seat trim, and a full-cloth headliner. The car also has a full floor console with storage, three 12-volt DC power outlets, and a tracker system.

The passenger seating capacity is seven and the total passenger volume is 157.1 cubic feet. The front headroom is 39.5 inches, the front leg room is 41.4 inches, the front shoulder room is 61.6 inches, and the front hip room is 58.9 inches.


The 2023 Hyundai Palisade and the 2023 Kia Telluride both offer advanced and user-friendly entertainment systems. The Hyundai Palisade comes equipped with a 12.3-inch color touchscreen display, AM/FM/MP3 audio system, onboard navigation, SiriusXM, USB, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and dynamic voice recognition. It also features a six-speaker audio system and automatic equalizer.

The Kia Telluride also features a 12.3-inch audio display unit with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, SiriusXM, and six speakers. Additionally, it offers multi-Bluetooth hands-free with voice recognition, a telematics mobile unit (TMU), and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Both vehicles also come with integrated roof antennas and two LCD monitors in the front for a seamless audio and navigation experience.

Safety Features

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade and the 2023 Kia Telluride both offer a comprehensive range of safety features to ensure the safety and security of passengers. Both vehicles are equipped with ESC, ABS, traction control, side impact beams, dual-stage front and side airbags, front and side curtain airbags, and rear child safety locks. The 2023 Kia Telluride also offers a highway driving assist (HDA 1.5) system and a vehicle stability management (VSM) system, while the 2023 Hyundai Palisade features a lane following assist system (LFA), blind spot collision warnings (BCW), a forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA) system, and driver monitoring-alerts.

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade takes it one step further with advanced safety features such as a lane keep assist (LKA) system, lane departure warnings, collision mitigation systems for the front and rear, and a rearview monitor backup camera. These features, combined with the outstanding safety performance of the Hyundai Palisade, make it a top choice for consumers looking for peace of mind on the road.

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade SE AWD stands out as a top-notch option in the standard SUV 4WD market, offering a spacious and well-equipped interior and impressive performance. Our team recommends the Palisade as the perfect SUV for anyone looking for a comfortable and connected driving experience. For those in the Pensacola area, be sure to check out Allen Turner Hyundai, the leading dealership for the 2023 Hyundai Palisade in the area. If you have any any questions in regards to the palisade or any of our other vehicles, contact us today.