2023 Kia Telluride ・ Photo by Kia
The 2024 Kia Telluride is an upscale SUV with seating for up to eight people. It comes in a wide range of trims with good standard features so even those on a budget can get a nicely equipped vehicle for the family. Available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Telluride includes a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, five USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard features.
Invest in top trims to get upgrades including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless device charging, Nappa leather, and wood trims. The Telluride is an attractive, roomy, and comfortable SUV with a starting price of around $36,000 to keep it within more modest budgets. It’s a top pick in three-row SUVs, but the competition is fierce. Here are 10 Kia Telluride competitors to consider.
The 2024 Hyundai Palisade is a three-row SUV that also offers a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It has a comfortable interior that is well suited to family road trips with a good range of standard features. This year, dual-zone automatic climate control becomes standard, and the elegant Calligraphy Night Edition joins the lineup.
Like the Telluride, the Palisade has a standard 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features. Options include a dual-pane sunroof and premium 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. There’s also good cargo room with 18 cubic feet behind the third row and up to 86.4 cubic feet if you fold both the second and third rows.
2024 Hyundai Palisade ・ Photo by Hyundai
All-new for the 2024 model year, the Kia EV9 is an all-electric three-row SUV. It has a roomy cabin and a smooth ride with seating for up to seven people depending on the trim. It’s available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and has a driving range of up to 304 miles per charge. The EV9 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 24 minutes at a Level 3 charger.
The dashboard features one long display that houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 5-inch climate control touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen for a futuristic and upscale look. Tri-zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard.
2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line ・ Photo by Kia
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is an all-new three-row SUV with seating for up to eight people. It has standard all-wheel drive and a choice of two responsive turbocharged 6-cylinder engines with up to 340 horsepower. Despite being a large vehicle, the CX-90 is still fun to drive, keeping with Mazda’s reputation for providing a sporty, engaging drive experience.
Inside, the CX-90 has a truly posh interior with a premium look and feel, even in base trims. Step up to the top trims in the lineup and experience materials on par with luxury brands. Standard features are plentiful and include a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, four USB ports, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster.
2024 Mazda CX-90 ・ Photo by Mazda
The 2024 Honda Pilot has a roomy cabin for a comfortable ride and seating for up to eight people. There’s a choice of either all-wheel or front-wheel drive with power coming from a 285-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. It’s responsive and easily gets the Pilot up to speed for highway driving.
There’s plenty of room for cargo with 18.6 cubic feet behind the third row and 87 cubic feet behind the first row. Infotainment includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and four USB ports. Top trims add a 9-inch touchscreen and wireless smartphone connectivity along with a 12-speaker premium audio system. Dual-zone automatic climate control and ambient lighting are also standard.
2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport ・ Photo by Honda
The 2024 Toyota Highlander comes with seating for up to eight people in a wide range of well-equipped trims. The full lineup is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 265 horsepower paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The interior is quiet and comfortable, especially when equipped with the second-row captain’s chairs.
Cargo room is also good with 16 cubic feet behind the third row and 84.3 cubic feet behind the first row. The Highlander can also tow up to 5,000 pounds. There’s a standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an available 12.3-inch touchscreen and 11-speaker JBL audio system on top trims. A 7-inch digital instrument cluster is standard, and you get a 12.3-inch version on higher trim levels.
2024 Toyota Highlander Limited ・ Photo by Toyota
The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas gets updated interior and exterior styling along with a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine standard across the lineup. It delivers 269 horsepower, making it a breeze to get the Atlas up to highway speeds. There’s also great cargo room with 20.6 cubic feet behind the third row and 96.8 cubic feet behind the first row.
Infotainment includes a standard 12-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless device charging, and four USB ports. There’s also a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Optional features on the Atlas include navigation, 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio, multicolor ambient lighting, rear sunshades, and a panoramic sunroof.
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Peak Edition ・ Photo by Volkswagen
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the long-wheelbase, three-row version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It offers seating for up to six passengers along with plenty of room for cargo. There’s 17.2 cubic feet behind the third row with 84.6 cubic feet behind the first row. This is a capable SUV with a choice of either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
You can choose between a 293-horsepower V6 or a 357-horsepower V8 that delivers a much stronger performance. Standard features include an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6-speaker audio, and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Available features include a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, rear-seat entertainment system, a 10.25-inch front passenger touchscreen, and a panoramic sunroof.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L ・ Photo by Jeep
The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder offers seating for up to eight people with a choice of either front-wheel or four-wheel drive. It’s offered in five trims with pricing starting at around $36,000, making it a more budget-friendly option for families. Power for the full lineup comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 284 horsepower. The Rock Creek trim gets a boost to 295 horsepower with the same engine.
There’s 16.6 cubic feet of room for cargo behind the third row, 45 cubic feet behind the second row, and 80.5 cubic feet behind the first row. It’s also a competent tower with a maximum rating of 6,000 pounds. Standard features include an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
2024 Nissan Pathfinder ・ Photo by Nissan
The 2024 Subaru Ascent has seating for up to eight people with a smooth ride, good handling, and an attractive interior with durable materials. Those with more active lifestyles will find the Ascent ready to stand up to the mud and muck of outdoor adventuring. There’s also standard all-wheel drive for winter weather or off-road expeditions.
Power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder with 260 horsepower paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. There’s 17.8 cubic feet for cargo behind the third row and 75.6 cubic feet behind the first row. The Ascent can also tow up to 5,000 pounds. Standard features include an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports, 6-speaker audio, and tri-zone automatic control.
2023 Subaru Ascent ・ Photo by Subaru
The 2024 Buick Enclave has seating for seven people and a comfortable, roomy interior. There’s a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive across a lineup of three trims. Under the hood is a 310-horsepower V6 engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s smooth and responsive, making quick work of merges into heavy highway traffic.
Cargo room is generous with 23.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 57.7 cubic feet behind the second row, and 97.4 cubic feet behind the first row. There’s a standard handsfree liftgate for easy cargo loading. Additional standard features include an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, 6 USB ports, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
2024 Buick Enclave ・ Photo by Buick