2022 Hyundai Palisade vs. Its Competition

2022 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 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 Toyota Highlander goes long on an edgy look—and on fuel economy in its hybrid edition—but its less upright interior can feel less spacious.

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

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade melds family-wagon utility with luxury-SUV fittings to vault to the top of our three-row SUV ratings.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
6.3
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.
7.2
The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
MSRP From     
$33,150$32,925$32,550$32,190$32,295$35,085
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDBase RWDLX 2WDLX FWD8-PassengerL FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
878888
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/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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