Compare Midsize Three-Row SUVs near Grand Forks

Kia Telluride vs. the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Palisade

The Kia Telluride is still fairly new to the scene compared to some midsize SUV competitors, but it has already asserted itself as the segment's standard-setter. With its comfortable and attractive accommodations, myriad desirable amenities, and rugged yet refined style, Telluride has garnered critical acclaim, being named the class's 2022 Top Rated vehicle by Edmunds and landing a coveted spot on Car & Driver's 2022 10Best list.

There's a lot to love about the Kia Telluride. And while Fargo drivers have plenty of options for midsize three-row SUVs, Telluride delivers a compellingly excellent package that's tough to top. Here's a quick look at how it compares in a few key areas to prominent competitors, the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Palisade.

Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander

  • Telluride's cabin is spacious and inviting, with stylish design details, high-quality materials, and large windows that provide excellent visibility and contribute to a feeling of openness. Rear-seat occupants will also appreciate the extra roominess Telluride offers compared to the Toyota Highlander. Second-row passengers will have an additional 1.4-inches of legroom, while third-row riders get nearly four inches more legroom.

  • Kia's largest model comes standard with many amenities that are only optional on the Highlander. Telluride's base trim includes features like a Driver Talk cabin intercom, a 10.25-inch touchscreen Navigation system, synthetic leather upholstery, and USB charge ports in all three rows. These features require a higher trim on the Highlander.

  • Both models offer several advanced driving aids in their base configuration, including collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane-following/lane-keeping assist. However, Telluride's standard features list is more comprehensive, adding blind-spot warning and intervention, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, safe-exit assist, rear parking sensors, and driver attention warning. All of these either require a higher trim on Highlander or aren't available at all.

Kia Telluride vs. Honda Pilot

  • The Kia Telluride is bold and stylish, with a rugged exterior aesthetic that evokes a strong presence. The Honda Pilot is more akin to a lifted minivan in comparison. Telluride also has eight inches of ground clearance and standard front and rear skid plates, making it the more capable option away from the asphalt.

  • The Honda Pilot joins Telluride in having a more accommodating third row than many class competitors. However, Telluride is roomier elsewhere in the cabin, especially in the second row, where it offers a full four inches more legroom than the Pilot.

  • Both models offer generously equipped base trims. However, the Kia Telluride is available at starting MSRP of more than $4,500 below the Pilot. Telluride also has several standard features that require climbing the Pilot's trim ladder or aren't offered at all. Examples include a 10.25-inch Navigation touchscreen, Highway Driving Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, a cabin intercom system, and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve with Stop & Go.

Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade

  • The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are corporate cousins built on the same platform. As such, they offer somewhat similar experiences. However, some drivers may prefer Telluride for its more rugged aesthetic.

  • While both SUVs are nicely equipped, Telluride offers a few more standard amenities. Telluride LX includes features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system and a Driver Talk in-car intercom, which are optional for the Palisade's second tier and standard on higher trims. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on Telluride and a second-tier feature on Palisade. And Telluride comes standard with SynTex synthetic leather upholstery, while the Palisade has standard cloth seats.

Learn More at Kia of Fargo

The Kia Telluride has proved immensely popular, and supply across the country is limited. But that doesn't mean you can't access its desirable accommodations, amenities, and performance. Reach out to Kia of Fargo today to learn more about Telluride's available trims and features, financing opportunities, and custom ordering options. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to experience any of our in-stock new Kia models, we welcome you to visit us for a test drive. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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    Fargo, ND 58103

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