Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Ford Explorer
2021 Hyundai Palisade
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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 $45,280 $47,900
Palisade Calligraphy FWD 19 26 $43,673 $46,200
Palisade Limited AWD 19 24 $44,405 $46,975
Palisade Limited FWD 19 26 $42,799 $45,275
Palisade SE AWD 19 24 $33,014 $34,375
Palisade SE FWD 19 26 $31,382 $32,675
Palisade SEL AWD 19 24 $35,003 $37,025
Palisade SEL FWD 19 26 $33,396 $35,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$45,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$798 / 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 SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50TR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4387
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
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
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Hyundai Palisade
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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2020 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 Explorer remains in stock; 2021 coming soon
  • $3,000 factory rebate + $3,000 trade-in bonus
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
  • Get 0% APR for 72 months
2021 Hyundai Palisade
  • 2021 Hyundai Palisade is here
  • Lease: From $359 per month
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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