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2020 Hyundai Palisade vs 2020 Honda Pilot

Features

Seating
Technology
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Smartphone Integration
Engine
Horsepower
Torque
Transmission
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) MPG
Complimentary Maintenance
Warranty
Starting Price
Hyundai Palisade SE

Hyundai Palisade SE

Seating
8 Adults

Technology
8-inch Touchscreen

Heads-up Display (HUD)
Available

Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto

Engine
3.8L V6

Horsepower
291 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque
262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

Transmission
8-Speed Automatic


Fuel Economy
19/26

Complimentary Maintenance
3 Years/36,000 Miles (Oil Changes & More)

Warranty
10 Years/100,000 Miles (America’s Best Warranty)

Starting Price
$31,775
Honda Pilot LX

Honda Pilot LX

Seating
8 Adults

Technology
5-inch Touchscreen

Heads-up Display (HUD)
Not Available

Smartphone Integration
Available

Engine
3.5L V6

Horsepower
280 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque
262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

Transmission
6-Speed Automatic


Fuel Economy
19/27

Complimentary Maintenance
Not Available

Warranty
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Starting Price
$31,500

LEARN ABOUT THE 2020 HYUNDAI PALISADE

A Heads Up Comparison of the Palisade and Pilot

The 2020 Palisade is not Hyundai’s first venture in the three-row SUV segment, but it’s arguably its finest entry. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a new offering, expanding where the Santa Fe XL left off in 2019, with significant enhancements. Passenger and cargo space are vastly improved, as is styling, driver-assisted technology, and standard all-wheel-drive.

So, how does it compare against one of the leaders in this segment – the Honda Pilot? This is what we’ll discover today. In the information below, we’ll compare the 2020 Hyundai Palisade vs the Honda Pilot. We will provide an overview, compare engine options and fuel economy, outline the interior connectivity and technology, and showcase safety and driver-assisted features.

Ultimately, we’ll explain why it’s considered one of the best values in this competitive segment, and why Brandon Hyundai is Tampa Hyundai dealership to see one up close.

What’s New for 2020 – Palisade vs Pilot

As explained above, the Palisade is a new entry in the competitive three-row SUV group. It is built on a similar platform as the Kia Telluride. The 2020 Kia Palisade is a single-powertrain configuration, with a robust 3.8-liter engine paired with an eight-speed transmission.

One of its finest standard features is an efficient transmission cooler, trailer pre-wiring and sway control, that permits the Palisade to tow up to 5,000-pounds when equipped with a dealer-installed trailer hitch. It seats seven passengers, has a cargo volume of 86 cubic feet behind the front seats, and 46 cu.-ft. with the third row folded.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is offered in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Limited.

For 2020, the Honda Pilot simply gains a bump in starting price. It returns in similar trim offerings as 2019. The Pilot offers five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite.

Engine Comparison – Keeping it Simple Under the Hood

The Palisade receives its motivation from a 3.8-liter V6 engine. It belts out 291 horsepower and produces 262 lb.-ft of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed transmission and is standard in front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available. The transmission can be shifted with steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, adding a touch of performance to the SUV segment.

According to EPA-estimates, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade returns 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg highway in FWD configuration. When upgrading to AWD, fuel economy stays the same in city driving, but drops slightly to 24 mpg on highways.

The Pilot is likewise equipped with a single powertrain configuration. A 3.5-liter V6 is stuffed under its hood, producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and can be configured in standard front or upgraded all-wheel drive.

EPA-estimates are virtually identical with the Palisade, returning 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg highway in FWD. AWD variants drop to 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.

Front view of black Palisade driving in the sunsetr

Interior Comparison – Palisade vs Pilot

The Palisade sits in luxury-appointed air among its SUV siblings. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity is standard with the SE and SEL trims. You can also add up to seven USB ports and connect dual Bluetooth devices simultaneously. The addition of Hyundai’s Blue Link app permits owners to unlock and remote start the vehicle via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

The Palisade is available with heated and ventilated front seats, premium Nappa leather, sliding 2nd-row seats with electric cargo-area releases, and a 10.25-inch color touchscreen with onboard Navigation & Traffic flow. 2nd-Row captain’s chairs are likewise available with the Palisade, as is a 630-watt Harman Kardon® premium audio system that is connected to 12 speakers.

One of the Honda Pilot’s weaknesses is its interior appointments. A standard five-inch display screen powers the basic sound system. Upgraded editions can add an eight-inch touchscreen that features SiriusXM® satellite radio, voice command, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility. Navigation can be added on upper-level trims, as are heated seats and more.

Safety – Driver-Assisted Technology

As the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a new entry, it has yet to receive a published National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. However, it’s already received the garnered IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating. The Palisade is equipped with multiple standard driver-assisted safety systems including lane-keeping assist, forward-collision avoidance, and adaptive cruise control.

Available systems including blind spot collision avoidance, rear-cross traffic collision avoidance, smart cruise control with stop and go, safe exit assist, highway drive assist, and more can be added with package enhancements.

The Honda Pilot is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick and received a five-star crash rating from NHTSA. It’s packed with nearly identical safety systems as the Palisade with upgrades offered with higher trim levels and packages.

The Best Value – 2020 Hyundai Palisade

As you can see, there are areas where these two SUVs are quite comparable. There are also some where the Palisade accelerates past the Pilot. So, which one is the best bang for your buck?

Well, if the price tag is the sole criteria, the checkmark is split among the two. In fact, both start within $150 of each other. However, you’ll save $4,000+ when comparing the two premium trims – with the Palisade Limited being more affordable than the Pilot Elite.

There are other areas where the Palisade accelerates past the Pilot.

Hyundai provides scheduled maintenance intervals for 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). It’s also backed by America’s Best Warranty - Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 5-Year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and 5-Year/Unlimited Miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

With all that said, the best bang for your buck is clearly the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Test Drive a 2020 Hyundai Palisade in Tampa, FL

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is an exceptional three-row SUV. It’s adorned with luxury that enhances drivability and passenger comfort, while giving you the power you need to navigate roads less traveled. If you want to see Hyundai’s latest SUV in person – Brandon Hyundai is the place to visit. Our Tampa Hyundai dealer strives to exceed the expectations of every visitor. Whether you’re purchasing a previously owned or new Hyundai, or just want to check out the latest and greatest automotive technology, we treat everyone equally.

Brandon Hyundai always keeps a large inventory of new Palisade’s on hand, in several color and trim levels. This allows you to find a Palisade that is perfect for your style, preference, and budget. Take time to visit Brandon Hyundai to test drive a 2020 Hyundai Palisade today.

Steering wheel and interior of new Palisade

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Dark blue Hyundai Palisade

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