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2020 Hyundai Palisade vs 2020 Honda Pilot

This year has been a pretty big one for the Hyundai brand as it has introduced a handful of redesigned and brand-new models to the lineup. Perhaps the most exciting and perhaps even the biggest – literally and figuratively – is the Palisade. The stylish three-row midsize crossover is the brand’s new flagship utility vehicle, replacing the larger Santa Fe option. Although there are plenty of full-size utility vehicles out there, a lot of other brands cut things off at the midsize segment as well. For instance, Honda. We thought we’d pit these two flagship crossovers against one another by comparing the 2020 Hyundai Palisade to the 2020 Honda Pilot. Both are quite similar to one another where specifications are concerned, as you’ll see in the table below, but one option is clearly superior in a couple different aspects.

2020 Hyundai Palisade


2020 Honda Pilot

291 HP Horsepower 280 HP
22 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 22 mpg
18.0 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 16.5 cu. ft.
8 Seating 8

Advantages of the 2020 Palisade

That first advantage we spoke about comes right away in the first row as we look at performance. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade generates 291 horsepower, which is 11 hp more than the Honda Pilot. That’s not a huge different, but it is an advantage, nonetheless. Despite this advantage, however, the Pilot does not capitalize in terms of fuel economy. Both offer the same combined fuel efficiency at 22 miles per gallon, meaning neither will save you more money at the gas station than the other. The second half of the table turns instead to space, with the third row looking more specifically at cargo capacity. This is the second area in which the Palisade is superior, offering an extra cubic foot and a half behind the third row of seating for you to fill with luggage, groceries or whatever it is you need to bring along. Both utility vehicles offer seating for the same number of passenger, though! If the extra space and power isn’t enough to help you make your decision, there are plenty of other features that set these two CUVs apart from one another. Check out our blog or give us a call to find out what else the Palisade has to offer. We can’t wait to help!
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