2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. Its Competition

2021 Hyundai Palisade
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

It's spacious and comfortable, but also bulkier.

The Subaru Ascent is another newcomer to the segment and boasts standard all-wheel drive, but a smaller engine and less space.

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

The Toyota Highlander goes long on an edgy look—and on fuel economy in its hybrid edition.

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade builds a bridge to luxury with three rows of seats, big touchscreens, and quilted leather.
6.5
The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage.
7.5
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
6.7
The 2021 Subaru Ascent scales the mountain of family needs for a three-row crossover.
6.8
The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
MSRP From     
$32,525$32,250$31,990$32,295$34,810$32,765
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDLX 2WDLX FWD8-PassengerL FWD (GS)Base RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
888887
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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