The Honda Pilot is an established name in mid-sized family SUVs and the Hyundai Palisade is a relatively new competitor. These SUVs share many of the same strengths, such as spacious interiors, strong standard V6 engines and good standard safety features, but there are some differences that you should be aware of before making your purchase.
Let’s take a closer look at these 3-row SUVs and find the right one for your family.
2022 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot is one of the oldest and most trusted names in 3-row family SUVs. It has minivan-like functionality in the form of an SUV with available four-wheel drive (AWD). This is a well-rounded SUV, but it hasn’t had a full redesign since 2016, and it’s showing its age compared to some of its more modern rivals. View offers near you
Highlights of the Honda Pilot
Spacious interior: Both SUVs have a spacious interior with standard 3-row seats, but the Pilot has slightly more legroom in the third row. If you regularly use the third row of seats, your passengers will appreciate the extra space. The Pilot also has a generous cargo area, adding to its family-friendliness.
Rugged TrailSport Model: The new TrailSport model has been added to the Honda Pilot range for 2022. It is the most rugged and off-road-ready trim in the Pilot range, with increased ground clearance, robust tires and an adventurous look inside and out. Other benefits include navigation, a hands-free power tailgate and wireless charging.
Strong and efficient V6: The Pilot and Palisade come standard with a V6 engine. They have similar power and torque ratings, but the Pilot is slightly more fuel-efficient. The Pilot gets a combined fuel economy of up to 23 mpg with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 22 mpg with all-wheel drive (AWD). Both tracks are 1 mpg better than the Palisade. It might not sound like much, but those fuel savings add up over time, especially when gas prices are high.
2022 Hyundai Palisade
With its impressive mix of a spacious, luxurious interior, modern technology and great value prices, the Hyundai Palisade immediately became a class leader in mid-sized 3-row SUVs when it came out in 2020. It may not have the decades-old reputation of more established rivals such as the Honda Pilot, but it’s an SUV worth testing for just about anyone looking for a family SUV. View offers near you
Highlights of Hyundai Palisade
Value prices: The Hyundai Palisade has a significantly lower starting price than the Honda Pilot. The Palisade starts at $33,600 and the Pilot starts at $38,080. Even the Palisade’s top Calligraphy trim starts at $47,290, compared to the Pilot Elite which starts at $50,370. If you’re on a budget, your wallet will prefer the Hyundai.
Modern technical features: The Palisade has a more impressive list of standard and optional tech features than the Pilot. For example, the Hyundai comes standard with rear-seat warning, safe exit assistance, rear-seat silent mode and many of the same safety features that come as standard on the Pilot, such as blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Hyundai base models also feature wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
IIHS Top Safety Pick+: The Hyundai Palisade earns the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. This is the highest award from the IIHS, and the exacting criteria look at a car’s crash test ratings, crash prevention and headlights. The Pilot and Palisade both receive an overall safety rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA.
Three row seats, V6 engine, available AWD and similar dimensions.
You can’t go wrong with any of these SUVs. The Honda Pilot is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a practical, family-friendly SUV that performs well on gas for its size. Still, the Palisade has the benefits of more modern technical features, a better IIHS safety rating, a longer warranty and more affordable prices. See Honda Pilot Models For Sale or See Hyundai Palisade Models For Sale
|2022 Honda Pilot||2022 Hyundai Palisade|
|engine||3.5-litre V6||3.8-litre V6|
|horsepower||280 hp @ 6,000 rpm||291 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Couple||262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm||262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm|
|Transfer||9-speed automatic||8-speed automatic|
|Fuel economy||20 city/27 highway mpg||19 city/26 highway mpg|
|max. to tow||3,500 pounds||5,000 pounds|
|Basic warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles||10 years/100,000 miles|
|NHTSA General Safety||5 stars||5 stars|
|Maximum seating capacity||8||8|
|wheelbase||111.0 inches||114.2 inches|
|Total length||196.5 inches||196.1 inches|
|Width||78.6 inches||77.8 inches|
|Height||70.6 inches||68.9 inches|
|turning diameter:||37.8 feet||38.7 feet|
|Headroom, first row||40.1 in||40.7 inches|
|Headroom, second row||40.2 inches||40.1 in|
|Legroom, front row||40.9 inches||44.1 inches|
|Legroom, second row||38.4 inches||42.4 inches|
|Legroom, third row||31.9 inches||31.4 inches|
|Shoulder room, front row||62.0 inches||61.2 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Second Row||62.0 inches||60.8 inches|
|Passenger volume||152.9 cubic feet||155.3 cubic feet|
|Freight volume||16.5 cubic feet||18.0 cubic feet|