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2020 Hyundai Palisade: FULL REVIEW + DRIVE | The new KING of the Segment?!?

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    WOW! This new 2020 Hyundai Palisade is IMPRESSIVE! Let’s find out in this IN-DEPTH REVIEW and TEST DRIVE of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL AWD!

    Car Confections

    Happy 4th of July everyone!! Have a fun and safe holiday! ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ† And, yes, we are going to compare this to the Telluride in our next video coming on SATURDAY! Stay tuned!

    Bern on Cars

    Only 2 Palisades in 50 miles of me LOL both are sold too. Arghhh

    Stephen Hendricks

    There are very few important differences between the Palisade and the Telluride. MSRP's for comparably equipped versions of each are virtually identical. All important components and features are shared. It comes down to personal preferences in terms of style. For example, Hyundai apparently believes that diamond quilted upholstery is a sign of luxury. Personally it reminds me of the sofa in my grandmother's living room. And considering my age that makes it very old fashioned, indeed. YMMV, of course. The Palisade offers a push button gear selector. That's trendy, I suppose, but it reminds me of a 1957 Plymouth.

    As far as other features are concerned, the Palisade offers a powered mechanism for raising/lowering the third row seats that the Telluride lacks. Considering the time it requires to do the job (It must be the world's slowest seat lowering system) and the fact that it reduces the cargo space behind the third row by about 3 cubic feet, I prefer the Telluride's much quicker push and pull approach with fewer moving parts and micro motors prone to failure.

    The Palisade has a distinctive front end design with the headlights mounted just above the bumper. But I live in the Pacific Northwest where the spring snow melt n the Cascades brings tons of rocks and gravels down to cover our highways. One learns eventually to avoid following semis and logging trucks too closely as the rocks they discharge behind their rear wheels hit windshields with considerable velocity. (Before I learned my lesson, I replaced three windshields in five years.) Placing the headlights just above the bumper only increases their vulnerability, not only from big trucks but from smaller vehicles, as well.

    All in all, it comes down to personal preferences.The Telluride and the Palisade are each incredibly impressive vehicles. I'd opt for what I consider to be the Telluride's simpler and overall more elegant style versus what seems to me to be the rather "fussy" look of the Palisade with too many curves.

    Stephen Hendricks

    Obviously, the Hyundai Palisade and KIA Telluride are more than corporate cousins; they're more like fraternal twins. The Korean conglomerate does a masterful job of building vehicles that share parts, components, and entire platforms while differing enough to appeal to somewhat different market segments. The KIA Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe are two examples. The Stinger and the Genesis G70 are another. The Palisade and Telluride are the latest and perhaps the best examples. They share engines, drive trains, dimensions, AWD systems, and a wealth of other components from a common parts bin. Although it's possible to configure each as slightly more or less expensive than the other, fully loaded top trims are almost identical in MSRP. (The Palisade is $115 more than the Telluride.)

    Despite those similarities, the overall styling of the two vehicles is distinct. Each was initially designed by KIA's and Hyundai's design studios in California but the overall look and feel of each is aimed at different markets. The Telluride's overall "rugged" vibe is clearly aimed at the North American market. It's built in the US and currently sold exclusively in North America. It's not even offered in the Korean home market. The top trim SX Telluride is decidedly upscale with lots of "luxury" touches. But it's no coincidence that it most closely resembles a Range Rover, the luxury SUV with a "rugged" reputation.

    The Palisade, on the other hand, while designed to appeal to the near luxury market segment in the US, is aimed at a much broader international market, especially in Asia. Unlike the Telluride it's built in Korea and meant to appeal to the growing middle class there and in other Asian markets, especially in China. Those markets aren't focused on "ruggedness." The appeal is to the recently affluent consumer who cannot afford a Mercedes or a BMW but find a near "luxury" vehicle priced significantly less than those brands to be a way to demonstrate their success to their neighbors and family.

    Ian Jung

    Best in the class. Good design~ premium look


    I got to say it, front, so ugly ..side view …….looks like a hearse!!!

    Andrew Cunnison

    Compare it against the new Explorer plz. At least try get the high trim levels for both if you willing to do the comparison

    Mitchell Pritsker

    What about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata full review and a test drive?

    Mitchell Pritsker

    No media in the instrument cluster and also the Palisade is low on gas.

    benjaminpizza vargas

    Opulence! You own everything!!! -8-


    I just wished it's as technologically advanced as the new Sonata. Hoping for higher performance trim.

    Ruth Balladares

    It is so exciting to see the Hyundaiโ€™s new 3rd row crossover!!!๐Ÿ˜ (excellent video as always)

    Cars and country Life

    Also up that big hill on the left from about a minute or two into the test drive is where I used to live so this test drive was a trip down memory lane thank you guys they even drove through at the end


    You need โ›ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Diane Johanson

    Very well done review. I was very impressed with a recent test drive of the Telluride. Tried to see a Palisade at our closest dealer in San Antonio today, but some one bought their only model today, so we never got to see it. Will definitely check back again though. Thank you for your review!

    Jason Taylor

    Sorry by the 37K Telluride EX comes with a 10 inch display and Sunroof plus tons of features. $900 for a Sunroof when you can have it in the 33K S Telluride model that has a 7 inch display?

    Jason Taylor

    $42K?? Wow the Telluride 2nd Trim already comes with Sunroof and many of those features. Without question the Telluride is the winner


    After test driving Telurude , never thought I will like Palisade exterior until I tested Palisade as well. Now it is not easy to decide! I do prefer interior of Palisade, it has softer ride compare to Telluride, and I think rear end and side of Palisade is nicer but again it is totally personal!

    Bennie Mangle Jr.

    I know one of you guys was looking for a new car, have you bought one and if not, would you consider the Palisade/Telluride?๐Ÿค”


    Looks premium enough that it looks like it deserves a Genesis badge.

    Miguel Ircontar

    Telluride is for the husbands
    Palisades are for the wives

    Brian James

    Looks like a great car – might have to consider for the next vehicle for my hiking tours!

    Aryeh Rosenthal

    Thanks for sharing this review. I really appreciate it.

    Steven Nevins

    Just bought a new Pilot Elite. Great vehicle. Telluride was my first choice, but Kia dealers are gouging buyers, selling them at $1500 or more over MSRP. Bought the Pilot at Gunn Honda in San Antonio, $6500 below sticker, almost $3500 less than an SX Telluride. Maybe a year from now the hype will fade and the value will be there.

    Kyan Levins

    Cd reader?

    Ricky Logan Jr.

    Yeah the Palisade looks so much better than a Telluride. I do see the exterior and interior differences between both SUVs for sure, excellent in depth review guys. Happy 4th of July Drew and Mason ๐Ÿ™‚.

    Ron Rajpal

    Can SEL have 2 moonroof or panaromic ?


    Great Job Guys! If someone is going to add all those options to the SEL why not just get the Limited? Did you guys mention the 10 year powertrain warranty? Thatโ€™s attractive in itself. We just bought the SEL Santa Fe and canโ€™t beat that for low $30โ€™s After wheeling and dealing $27K with Zero Financing! How can anyone beat that? Bigger than a compact and smaller than large. I love the amount of room inside compared to the compacts and it drives a size down. I am going to look at this Palisade for myself after the newness comes down a bit and deals are made. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Jheison Parra Cataรฑo

    Nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘Œ very good

    Ryan Frisby

    Howdy, great review as always!๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ธ

    Darkivaz- AAA

    Hyundai should get rid of that Nissan looking antenna. It looks cheap on the SEL model. C'mon Hyundai, step it up.


    I feel like the hype with these cars is going to die so quick. Everyoneโ€™s so pumped up about them now and in a year youโ€™ll be able to lease one for $100 less a month

    Spencer Adams

    Does it have a locking glovebox?

    Cars and country Life

    Yโ€™all I used to live in Richmond Kentucky love the videos p.s. it would be amazing if you could do older car reviews

    Hans Pierre

    544th view, 69th like (Nice๐Ÿค’), 41st comment with 0 dislikes!! Iโ€™ve seen reviews already but I always wait for yโ€™all!!

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