2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

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    2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Well, unless you were sleeping under a rock Hyundai waa offering a $50 gift card to test drive any car so we thought why not. We're looking to replace our 13 Flex Limited in the near future anyways.

    We drove a SEL with the premium package. MSRP is $42,175.

    First thing is the looks. It's very odd in pictures. In person it looks much better. It has a very solid stance to it and the LED lights all around look awesome lit up.

    The interior with the premium package is an absolute insane place. The best thing for us is the memory feature. I'm 6'5 and my wife is 5'5. It's the most annoying thing to have to move the seats all the time. Safety wise, the vehicle has some very cool technology. The ultrasonic passenger alert is such a smart system its unreal. When the car is shut off and locked it uses a sensor on the roof to scan the cabin for movement. If movement is detected it will alert the driver on the app AND will honk the horn. Other cool feature is those that have the blind zone will use those sensors to monitor driver side traffic when the car is in park and will not let you open the driver side doors if traffic is there.

    The access for the third row is also very smart. There is a built in hand hold on the C pillar, one touch second row forward flip and the third row actually has power recline. The second row also has adjustable seat backs and can lay back an impressive amount that would be perfect for family road trips.

    I believe there are 10 USB ports. An over abundance of storage space including under the console.

    The drive is about to be expected of a larger CUV. Solid, quiet and just all around comfortable. The AWD equipped units have a LOCKABLE differential. Mind boggling. Five drive modes that actually make a difference from throttle response, transmission tuning and steering response. The push button trans is a little odd at first but very smart. If you are in drive or reverse and open the driver door and then take your foot off the brake it will automatically shift to park.


    I know I'm missing quite a bit but with the Limited offering a standard dual pane sunroof, ventilated and heated seats, full digital cluster, double blind spot video in the IP, amazingly comfortable seats and so much more for $47k it's hard to see how this won't be a hit. My wife will likely have one by the end of the year once our house is finished being built.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    It does look 100x better than the Kia Telluride imo. The first one I saw looked great and had a very upscale look outside.

    They sure do a great job on interiors. Up there with the Germans and leave anything Domestic and Japanese behind. No sure they moved the needle any in driving dynamics or performance. May take me at least 10 years to even consider another of their products, although the Genesis SUV may prove tempting.

    It'll be a better deal when Avis/Hertz/Enterprise get rid of them in a year at 40% of retail. That's how I got my Daughters Sonata.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    I thought about the rental route but..... I don't see that many high trims running through there at least the first few years.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Thanks, bballr! I like seeing the We-Drive-It write-ups. Funny, I was driving by the KIA dealer today and saw an unfamiliar big white vehicle with a KIA tag. Somebody was out test-driving a Telluride.
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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    I kind of like the Telluride but the front end is even more polarizing to me. Plus, a loaded Telluride is actually more expensive than the Palisade. Kind of weird but it is what it is.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    I've seen a few of the Telluride's out already. i think both the KIA and the Hyundai are going to be big sellers. They seem pretty impressive.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    My sister has a Pilot and loves it, but will probably give it up for a Palisade or Telluride soon since she really digs both.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    My sister has a Pilot and loves it, but will probably give it up for a Palisade or Telluride soon since she really digs both.
    I like the Pilot but it has that classic Honda cheap without being actually cheap feel to it.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    The Kia Telluride starts at $32,735 for the base LX model and ranges up to just under $47,000 for the loaded SX model. Despite being the more luxury-oriented model, the Hyundai Palisade starts at $32,595 for the base SE, undercutting the Telluride by $140. The Palisade tops out at $47,445, which is $910 more than the most expensive Telluride.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...palisade-2020/

    When you opt for the range-topping Limited trim on the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, you immediately get the self-leveling suspension as standard. On the 2020 Kia Telluride, getting that feature requires you to opt for the Tow package, which also includes a tow hitch. As with the Palisade, the self-leveling suspension is only available on select trims of the Telluride (EX and SX only).


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    Hyundai gave the 2020 Palisade a little more convenience in the form of power folding third row seats, something the 2020 Kia Telluride doesn't offer on any trim. Another feature that the Hyundai gets is a 12.3-inch full digital cluster that's shared with the Korean-market Genesis G70 and the Kia K900. The 2020 Kia Telluride makes do with a 7.0-inch digital cluster, which is also available on the SEL trim of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade as part of a package.

    A 630-watt Harman Kardon audio system is offered on the highest trims of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Kia Telluride. Both feature the same Quantum Logic surround sound functionality and Clari-Fi music restoration tech, but the Hyundai has two extra speakers, raising the total count to 12. Maybe your ears will be able to tell?

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
    They sure do a great job on interiors. Up there with the Germans and leave anything Domestic and Japanese behind. No sure they moved the needle any in driving dynamics or performance. May take me at least 10 years to even consider another of their products, although the Genesis SUV may prove tempting.
    As you hinted at, that's what the Genesis CUVs are for.

    The Palisade and Telluride offer a comfy ride and easy cruising (but despite their bulk, still drive smaller than their size).

    But the 2 are not going to handle like a CX-9.

    Of the 2, the Hyundai has a bit better ride and less body roll as it has more sophisticated Sachs shocks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
    It'll be a better deal when Avis/Hertz/Enterprise get rid of them in a year at 40% of retail. That's how I got my Daughters Sonata.
    Doubt you'll find them anywhere close to the deal you got on the Sonata, esp. for the upper trims.

    Kia isn't even offering employee or affiliate/vendor pricing as retail customers get priority due to demand.

    Kia stopped taking orders for the top SXP trim as there is a 6 month backlog of orders and the ones which aren't spoken for and manage to hit dealer lots have been marked-up as much a $10k.

    Crazy - but one was sold w/ $7k added to the sticker.

    Too early to tell w/ the Palisade, but the Telluride (in its top trim) has been getting its fair share of luxury brand conquests.
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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    I like and don't like the CX9. It feels much smaller on the inside and while it drives really good it's almost too harsh for a 7 people seater.

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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    Kia isn't even offering employee or affiliate/vendor pricing as retail customers get priority due to demand.
    Noticed that the other day when I was monkeying around to see if I can use my employer's vendor discount on a Palisade...but I'm wondering if it just hasn't updated to include 2020s just yet. I'll check again in a month or so.

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    I like and don't like the CX9. It feels much smaller on the inside and while it drives really good it's almost too harsh for a 7 people seater.
    I put the CX9 in the same category as the RX350L...there's a 3rd row but it should only be used if you're in a pinch and need it for some unexpected reason. I wouldn't subject anyone to that space on a regular basis intentionally.

    On the Palisade...I saw a Dark Red Limited a couple weeks ago, ironically not too far away from a Cadillac Dealership, the XT6 is in serious trouble. Suede headliner, full digital gauge cluster...both if I'm not mistaken not available on the $52-71K XT6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    As you hinted at, that's what the Genesis CUVs are for.

    The Palisade and Telluride offer a comfy ride and easy cruising (but despite their bulk, still drive smaller than their size).

    But the 2 are not going to handle like a CX-9.

    Of the 2, the Hyundai has a bit better ride and less body roll as it has more sophisticated Sachs shocks.




    Doubt you'll find them anywhere close to the deal you got on the Sonata, esp. for the upper trims.

    Kia isn't even offering employee or affiliate/vendor pricing as retail customers get priority due to demand.

    Kia stopped taking orders for the top SXP trim as there is a 6 month backlog of orders and the ones which aren't spoken for and manage to hit dealer lots have been marked-up as much a $10k.

    Crazy - but one was sold w/ $7k added to the sticker.

    Too early to tell w/ the Palisade, but the Telluride (in its top trim) has been getting its fair share of luxury brand conquests.
    Wow, crazy stuff.
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    Re: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Noticed that the other day when I was monkeying around to see if I can use my employer's vendor discount on a Palisade...but I'm wondering if it just hasn't updated to include 2020s just yet. I'll check again in a month or so.



    I put the CX9 in the same category as the RX350L...there's a 3rd row but it should only be used if you're in a pinch and need it for some unexpected reason. I wouldn't subject anyone to that space on a regular basis intentionally.

    On the Palisade...I saw a Dark Red Limited a couple weeks ago, ironically not too far away from a Cadillac Dealership, the XT6 is in serious trouble. Suede headliner, full digital gauge cluster...both if I'm not mistaken not available on the $52-71K XT6.
    The double video from the side view cameras are absolutely fantastic. Heated and ventilated seats in the front two rows basically sold me!

    The air vents having air diffusers is a really thoughtful as well. The ability to turn off the radio in the back rows is super cool.

    The rainforest color is really pretty as well. Just the right amount of green.

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