The 2022 Kia and 2022 Hyundai took first place on US News’ list of the best midsize SUVs of 2022. The two vehicles are also on the site’s “2022” list. In this article, we’ll highlight and compare each vehicle to understand why it’s hard to pick just one.
2022 Kia Telluride
The thanks to its impressive features, competitive price, excellent handling, quiet cabin and driver assistance feature such as highway driving assist. According to , the starting MSRP for the 2022 Kia Telluride ranges from $33,390, which is considered about average for a midsize SUV. The two midrange trims start at $35,290 and $37,790, and the SX trim has a starting price of $42,690.
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade made the list for its user-friendly technology features, quality, value and comfort it offers. The cabin is also one of the nicest in the midsize SUV class, and the V6 engine packs plenty of power. MSRP for the base trim of the Palisade starts at $33,150, which is in the typical range for the class. Calligraphy trim, the top-of-the-line trim, retails for $46,690.
Performance of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade
While not an SUV to be used for off-roading, the Palisade has an all-wheel drive system that can handle snowy roads, dirt roads, and. It also steers well and takes tight turns with minimal gradient. The quiet V6 engine offers 291 horsepower mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Internal features of the palisade
The Hyundai Palisade midsize SUV has an intuitive 8-inch touch screen, five USB ports, satellite radio, wireless device charging and a navigation system. It also provides 18 cubic feet of space behind the third row seats, 45.8 cubic feet with the third row folded and 86.4 cubic feet of space with the second row folded together with the third. Drivers know the Palisade for having an elegant interior with a quiet cabin.
Telluride versus Palisade
These two midsize SUV models have nearly identical starting prices for base trim, and both comfortably seat eight. The Kia Telluride has slightly better gas mileage, with an EPA estimate of 20 mpg for city driving and 26 mpg for highway driving. For comparison, the Hyundai Palisade gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
A few things separate midsize SUVs, but it’s up to the driver to determine what he or she needs. Do they need an off-road SUV or are they okay with a vehicle that isn’t built for off-roading but can still handle dirt roads and snowy roads with an all-wheel drive system?