Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Ford Explorer
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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Calligraphy AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Palisade Calligraphy AWD 19 24 $45,138 $47,750
Palisade Limited AWD 19 24 $44,264 $46,825
Palisade Limited FWD 19 26 $42,657 $45,125
Palisade SE AWD 19 24 $32,870 $34,225
Palisade SE FWD 19 26 $31,238 $32,525
Palisade SEL AWD 19 24 $34,861 $36,875
Palisade SEL FWD 19 26 $33,254 $35,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$45,138
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$47,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$796 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade builds a bridge to luxury with three rows of seats, big touchscreens, and quilted leather.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39 42.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 61.2
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 155.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43 44.1
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 68.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 67.6
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.8
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 45.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 86.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 18
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50TR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4387
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.8 L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 291 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.90
Trans Order Code
44T NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.86
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Hyundai Palisade
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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