Three-row SUVs are more popular than ever before, and the segment is more competitive than ever before. In the 2020 model year alone, we’re looking at three new vehicles: the all-new Kia Telluride, the fully redesigned Ford Explorer and the one we’re discussing here, the all-new Hyundai Palisade.
Though the Palisade is the last of these three to come to market, it might be well worth the wait. Much like the Telluride — with which it bears more than a passing resemblance — it’s a really good SUV. The two are like other Hyundai-Kia vehicles in that they share a lot of components, especially mechanically.
Underneath, the two have the same powertrain, the same chassis and a lot of the same body structure. However, everything that you see and touch is different on the Palisade than on the Telluride; the exterior styling, the interior materials and the dashboard layout are all different. The Palisade also comes with a few unique features that might give it a leg up on the Telluride.
We went to Idaho to put the Palisade through its paces, driving it both on- and off-road to see if it could stack up to the best this segment has to offer. While the Telluride has more rugged styling inside and out, the Palisade opts for a cleaner, more modern look.
One way that the Palisade really differentiates itself from the Telluride is the 12.3-inch fully digital display cluster, standard on Limited models. Screens like these can be overwhelming at times, either feeding you too much information or not enough. The one in the Palisade, however, is just right.
To see more features we liked in the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, check out the video below.
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