Are you trying to decide between the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2021 Kia Telluride? You are not alone. For many Utica, NY drivers, the choice of their next SUV often comes down to these two heavyweights. While both vehicles are relatively new to their lineups, they have soared to fan-favorite status quite quickly. Even with a test drive, it can be hard to tell which of these impressive SUVs might be the right choice for you. While both of them are among the best in their segment, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is the best option for drivers from the area. Mastrovito Hyundai, located at 5194 Commercial Drive in Yorkville, NY, is here to tell you why the Palisade beats out its Kia competitor.


When it comes to performance, the Palisade and Telluride both have the same specs to offer Syracuse, NY drivers. They both have a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine that generates 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engines in the Telluride and the Palisade both come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Each of these SUVs comes available with all-wheel drive. It would be a complete draw if it wasn't for one detail. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade comes standard with Trailer Sway Control. This feature is not available on the 2021 Telluride. Trailer Sway Control makes the frame of the vehicle more stable when it is towing something, meaning Rome, NY drivers can have peace of mind.

Passenger Space

At first glance, both the Palisade and Telluride seem pretty identical in terms of passenger space. After all, they both come available with seating for up to eight travelers. The Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Telluride both feature available heated/ventilated leather seating for comfort. It's hard to tell the difference between the two SUVs.

Backseat passengers in the Palisade and Telluride both have the same legroom, but the front seat passengers in the Hyundai SUV have much more space. When it comes to headroom in the Palisade, Oneida, NY passengers who sit in the front seat have 1.2-inches more space. They also have 2.7 more inches of legroom. This is significantly more space to get comfortable.

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Takes the Win

With so many comparable features, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride are very close competitors, but the Hyundai does come out on top. When you have two SUVs this impressive, the smallest details count. Test drive a 2021 Hyundai Palisade at Mastrovito Hyundai, in Yorkville, NY, today, so you can discover why so many people put this Hyundai SUV at the top of its class.

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