2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Palisade
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride are closely related; the Telluride’s a little rock and roll, the Palisade is a little yacht rock.

(Read: The Hyundai’s softer of the two.) The Subaru Ascent is another newcomer to the segment and boasts standard all-wheel drive, but a smaller engine and less space.

The Honda Pilot is the segment standout but is showing its age.

It's spacious and comfortable, but also bulkier.

The VW Atlas is chiseled and covered by a better warranty, but relatively boring.

The Ford Explorer is new for 2020 and larger than the Palisade, but also much more expensive in top trims.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a value-packed three-row crossover coming to a garage near you.
6.8
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
7.3
There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.
6.8
The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
6.8
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
MSRP From     
$31,550$32,765$31,690N/A$31,450$31,995
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6N/ARegular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
SE FWDBase RWDLX FWDN/ALX 2WD2.4T 8-Passenger
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
878N/A88
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityN/ASport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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