In comparing the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy's and the Kia Telluride SX's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Kia Telluride SX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. The Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy and Kia Telluride SX have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy's and the Kia Telluride SX's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride SX is a better car than the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy.
Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy vs. Kia Telluride SX Pricing
A used 2023 Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy ranges from $48,497 to $57,408 while a used 2023 Kia Telluride SX is priced between $48,569 to $60,219. For a new model, the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy's price is between $51,550 and $56,393, with the Kia Telluride SX priced between $47,774 and $59,977.
Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy vs. Kia Telluride SX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy loses 48.2 percent of its value and the Kia Telluride SX loses 47 percent of its value. This means the Kia Telluride SX retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy and the Kia Telluride SX makes 291 horsepower. The Calligraphy is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. The SX is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles.This gives the Kia Telluride SX the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride SX has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, and cargo space. The Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear shoulder room. The Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy and Kia Telluride SX are comparable in regards to rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy and the Kia Telluride SX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Hyundai PALISADE Calligraphy and the Kia Telluride SX have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.
The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride 3-row midsize crossover SUVs debuted for
the 2020 model year, both manufactured by Hyundai Motor Group and sharing
the same vehicle platform. As such, the two SUVs share much of their mechanical
DNA, including engines, transmissions, and all-wheel-drive systems. Surprisingly,
though, they have unique driving characteristics. The Palisade’s ride and handling
is slightly firmer than the Telluride, and the former feels a little more connected
to the road. The Telluride, on the other hand, has a softer, slightly more forgiving
ride. Another area in which the Palisade and Telluride diverge is exterior styling.
The Hyundai presents a softer, curvier look, while the Telluride is more squared
off and rugged. Both vehicles are priced similarly, but the Palisade’s top trim level
costs more than the most expensive Telluride. Despite their minor differences,
the Palisade and Telluride offer exceptional value, a comprehensive list of
standard equipment, and outstanding warranties.