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Hyundai Palisade

 

 

Here is Hyundai's official web page for the Palisade.

 

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Safety: The IIHS scored the Palisade a Top Safety Pick+.

 

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Autoweek feels that the Palisade may just be the standard-bearer in its class. They really liked the interior roominess and how the 6-foot journalist could sit behind himself in the second row and even in the third row. He pointed out that there is extra second-row foot room under the front seats, which apparently isn't very common in this class. He was impressed by the powerful 3.8L V6 and the 8-speed automatic it was attached to. When considering drive comfort, driving dynamics, easy-to-use controls, and then factoring in price, he said its the one to beat.

 

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Would you like to see a video review of the Palisade? KBB.com commented after driving the car in Idaho. They mention that it is comfortable to drive to match the comfort of the interior, comes with a long list of standard and available amenities, has tons of interior space, and is highly competitive in the segment.

 

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Cars.com has this video First Drive of the Palisade. In it, they praise the comfort, styling, power, and well-conceived electronic amenities. But they also point out he differences between the Palisade and the Telluride and explain why the Palisade may be the better option, especially in higher trims.

 

And those differences were enough to push the Palisade into the Best of 2020 Award over the Telluride... and BMW X7 for that matter. Yeah? Well, what about the new redesigned Toyota Highlander that wasn't available for testing for that comparison test? Cars.com got one and compared it against the Palisade. Since Toyota had an extra year on the redesign, it should get the win, right? Well...

 

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Automobile Magazine drove a Korean-spec version of the Palisade in South Korea. They pointed out that the the Palisade is roomy and comfortable and can even fit average-sized adults in the third row. The handling was responsive and composed on back roads and the ride never got rough during some mild off roading. Controls are easy to use and there are safety systems galore. They sum up saying the Palisade is a nice place to spend time and that it shows that Hyundai is at the top of its SUV game right now.

 

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Car and Driver also drove the Korean-spec version, which is supposed to drive just like the one we get excepting that we get a different engine. They comment that the ride and steering are well-balanced allowing for reasonable handling for the size as well as a comfortable ride. They praised the up-level materials in the cabin and the generous array of tech. It is the largest SUV Hyundai has ever made and they point out that adults can comfortably sit in all three rows while also delivering a reasonable amount of cargo room behind the third row of seats.

 

Car and Driver points out 10 of their favorite features about the Hyundai Palisade that proves that it was more thoughtfully designed than its competition. Among their favorites are the way the second row releases to allow access to the third row and the cord tunnel for the front center bin.

 

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AutoBlog praises the Palisade as having a "uniquely elegant cabin" in its competitive set, with "shockingly good" quality. Definitely a step up from the competition in this regard. They go on to explain that it is one of the largest 3-row crossovers yet provides a well-rounded driving experience.

 

AutoBlog did a neat little series of photos-and-explanations to describe how much gear actually fits in the back of the Palisade, both with all seats in the upright positon, and with the "40" side of the 60/40 third row folded.

 

In this review, an AutoBlog journalist took the Palisade on a trip with his wife and a couple of friends. He says this is where the Palisade really shined. The safety technology works flawlessly, and certainly better than other SUVs he has driven by Lexus, BMW, Subaru, and Honda. He said that his wife was comfortable in the third row and there was still room for all their gear. Additionally, all the adults were kept happy with all the USB charging ports. Taking it on a trip really helped him understand just how great the Palisade is.

 

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Since both are new for 2020, MotorTrend compared the Palisade to the Ford Explorer. The Ford puts out more power while providing better fuel economy. So why did the Palisade win this comparison rather easily? Because the ride comfort, quality of interior materials, value, and thoughtful daily-use touches in the Palisade are appreciably better.

 

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Car And Driver did a comparison of 5 of the top 3-row family haulers in this well-written article. They praise the degree of comfort for adults in the third row of the Palisade and Telluride as opposed to the competition. They also praised really just about everything about the Palisade and Telluride and said that the choice between the two would really come down to personal preference, but those two were clearly the winners here.

 

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US News compiles reviews from around the web, assigns numerical values, and rates vehicles based on that research. They have compiled a list of the top 20 SUVs for the 2020 model year. Where does the Palisade rank? Pretty high. Among all the positive comments "the only SUV in the class to get a perfect overall score for safety".

 

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