If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in the SUV market, the Hyundai Palisade and Ford Explorer are both top contenders. Hyundai debuted the Palisade for 2020, while Ford completely redesigned their Explorer, and the two vehicles hit the road with fresh features, modern style, and ample appeal for family travels and carpool duties. When it’s time to choose between the two, however, the decision can be tough, so let’s compare some essential qualities to see which one deserves a spot in your driveway.

Cabin Comfort

The Palisade pulls ahead of its rival in terms of seating capacity with room for seven or eight people depending on its configuration. The Explorer can only seat up to six. No matter how many people you have riding along in the Palisade, your passengers will enjoy generous legroom and elbowroom in all three rows, and your taller riders will appreciate the open overhead space. The Hyundai’s cabin features an array of air vents, ensuring that every passenger receives adequate ventilation, even in the rear seats. One-touch power access comes standard in the Palisade’s second row, letting it easily fold to offer quick entry to the back row. Every seat in the Palisade is thoroughly cushioned to support a comfortable riding posture, while passengers in the Explorer’s back row might find the positioning awkward for long trips. The Explorer’s seating also doesn’t provide the same level of cushioning as the Palisade, and its lack of support could spell sore passengers by the time your trip is over.

Cargo Space

You’ll find an abundance of storage space in either vehicle, with around 18 cubic feet in the back of either SUV. Each vehicle also promises a maximum cargo capacity of more than 86 cubic feet when you fold the passenger seating. The Palisade comes with an extra storage compartment beneath the cargo area floor, while the Explorer offers additional floor storage as an available addition. The Palisade’s standard power-folding second row also makes preparing the SUV for larger hauls a breeze.

Price and Value

The decision behind any purchase is always influenced by the price tags, and you’ll notice a clear cost difference between the Palisade and Explorer. The Palisade’s price starts at thousands less than the base Explorer, and the two SUVs maintain the price distance as they rise up their trim ranges. A low price doesn’t have to translate to low value, and the Palisade builds on its affordability with responsible gas mileage and confidence-inspiring reliability ratings.

Come Find Your Vehicle at Tuscaloosa Hyundai

If it sounds like the Hyundai Palisade is the vehicle for you, come see it for yourself here at Tuscaloosa Hyundai. Our team is standing by to show you all that this smart, spacious SUV can do, and we’ll help you drive it home for a price that works with your budget. Call or come see us whenever you’re ready to learn more and take it for a test drive. Once you’ve found the model and trim that meet your needs, we’ll help you set up a convenient financing plan, and you can get that process going before you visit by filling out our online application.

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