We know the benefit of having a vehicle you can rely on. Midsize SUVs are a popular choice among drivers in the area. Those of us at Tom Dolan's Reno Kia know the importance of being informed on your vehicle options.

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are two good options when it comes to midsize SUVs. While the Palisade has plenty of options for you, the Kia Telluride provides a bit more in terms of the overall driving experience. Let's look inside to find out what makes the Telluride a great choice for you.

Interior Design and Amenities

If you have a large family or simply enjoy carpooling to work, the Kia Telluride provides ample space. It can seat seven or eight people depending on the trim. The interior is handsome and comfortable as you ride the roads. The Palisade also seats up to eight people.

The engine in the Telluride is powerful with the ride and handling being smooth. The same can be said about the Palisade. The Kia Telluride stands apart from the Palisade in its upscale cabin and available cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, the Kia gets 87 cubic feet of cargo space compared to 86.4 in the Palisade.


We know how important interior features like infotainment are for you and your passengers. The Telluride features Kia's UVO infotainment system. The system is loaded with standard features like the 8-inch touchscreen, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and six USB ports for charging. You will also get easy device connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The touchscreen doesn't lag, with crisp graphics par for the course.

The Hyundai Palisade also has a crisp display with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® for device connectivity. Although both cabin spaces are comfortable, you will notice the Telluride holding the slight edge when it comes to the upscale look of the Telluride. Technology isn't just used for infotainment in these two vehicles.

Standard and Available Safety Features

Whether you are picking up the kids from school or changing lanes on the highway, driver-assist features can enhance the driving experience significantly. The Telluride and Palisade both have plenty of safety features that make sense. The Kia has a long list of standard safety features:

  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Safe Exit Assist

The list is long but it's not futile. These features keep you in control behind the wheel. You can be the best driver in Reno and still not see everything that comes your way. Having the peace of mind knowing these features were engineered to assist you make everything that much more enjoyable.

The Hyundai Palisade has plenty of safety features as well. Things like forward-collision warning and lane-keep assist are nice. The Telluride has more safety features that come standard, however, making it a wise choice for you as a consumer. Only you know what's important for you in terms of an automobile. There are plenty of available options to enhance your driving experience further.

The 2020 Kia Telluride Has the Edge

You may prefer the Telluride's available automatic high beams or the 10.25-inch touchscreen while you commute. Both of these midsize SUVs are good choices, with the Kia Telluride holding the edge. If you are a prudent consumer when it comes to your vehicle purchase, you will want to make sure you get all your questions answered before making a purchase.

We are here for you. Don't hesitate to contact Tom Dolan's Reno Kia to get any questions answered. We will show you available trim options and answer any pressing questions you may have. The roads are more enjoyable when you have a quality vehicle to take you around.

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