The New Hyundai Palisade

Find the Right Three-Row SUV by Comparing the New Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander

Find the Right Three-Row SUV by Comparing the New Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander

The introduction of the Hyundai Palisade excited many drivers around our dealership because of the bold style, utility, and smarts this three-row SUV brought with it. We receive a lot of questions about and interest in the new Palisade models at our Hyundai dealership in Nampa, ID, including questions about how the model stacks up to other mid-size SUVs such as the new Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.

We look to answer those questions once and for all with our Hyundai Palisade comparison on this page. Continue reading for an overview of how the Hyundai Palisade compares to the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander in areas such as performance, safety, value, and comfort!

Hyundai Palisade vs. Toyota Highlander


Both of these SUVs have one powertrain option but provide available all-wheel drive. The Hyundai Palisade relies upon a V6 engine that provides ample power, 291 horsepower, that helps it feel responsive when you press the gas. That engine also helps the Hyundai SUV to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The lone engine in the Toyota Highlander is a turbocharged four-cylinder that is a bit small for a three-row SUV. This engine only reaches 265 horsepower, and its turbocharging can lead to delayed response and acceleration.


Design is important to those buying a three-row SUV because most drivers doing so need a vehicle for their family. The Hyundai Palisade offers Middleton, ID drivers more passenger space than the Toyota Highlander, and it also has a greater cargo capacity with all the seats upright or folded flat than what the Toyota SUV provides. Buying an SUV for your family doesn't mean sacrificing style because the Hyundai Palisade has exceptional materials, like quilted Nappa leather seats, that you won't find in the Toyota Highlander.

Features and Safety

The convenience and smarts of the new Hyundai Palisade are other reasons why so many drivers enjoy this SUV. It provides several standard features, like a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, not standard in the new Highlander. This Hyundai three-row SUV for sale near Star also has tech systems not available in this Toyota model, from the Ergo-Motion driver's seat that prevents cramping to Remote Smart Parking Assist.

Hyundai Palisade vs. Honda Pilot


These SUVs again only provide one engine option throughout their respective trim level lineups, and the Palisade again comes out on top. The new Hyundai Palisade provides more horsepower than the Honda Pilot, and its larger engine packs more of a punch than this new Honda SUV near Parma, ID. Every Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Honda Pilot can only handle 3,500 pounds of towing with its front-wheel drive options.


Both of these 8-passenger SUVs provide comfortable rides and high-end cabins to relax in, but the Hyundai Palisade still manages to hold several advantages over the Honda Pilot. It has a larger cargo area and a greater max cargo capacity. The Hyundai Palisade has a microfiber headliner and dual-pane sunroof, neither of which come in the Honda SUV. Even helpful elements like puddle lamps and hydro-phobic front windows make the Palisade a better driving experience.

Features and Safety

The Hyundai Palisade is a fantastic SUV option for families because it looks to make life easier for all passengers. That shows with it having heated seats in all three rows and ventilated seats for the front two, which you won't find in the Honda Pilot. The Hyundai Palisade also offers more driver-assist systems than the Honda Pilot, which make for more confidence and peace of mind in your new three-row SUV near Caldwell.

Schedule Your Hyundai Palisade Test Drive in Nampa, ID

 Ready to take home the new Hyundai Palisade? It's clearly the superior three-row SUV. Visit Bronco Motors Hyundai to test drive the Hyundai Palisade today! 

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