Hyundai Palisade vs Ford Explorer

Hyundai recently came out with a new 3-row SUV for the 2020 model year in the form of the Palisade . If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you may be wondering how this model stacks up against other 3-row SUVs out there.

Today, Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos is comparing it to the 2020 Ford Explorer. Both SUVs offer a lot of high-tech features and interior comforts for Downey, Anaheim, and Garden Grove drivers. But which one should you take home? Find out in our Hyundai Palisade vs. Ford Explorer comparison.

Passenger Comforts

Both SUVs offer seating for seven, with a third-row bench seat and available second-row captain’s chairs. If you often drive your kids and their friends around town, you’ll have more luck in the Palisade. It comes standard with a second-row bench seat, increasing the total seating to eight. Meanwhile, certain Explorer models can only seat six.

There’s also more overall passenger space in the Palisade, meaning you and your riders will be more comfortable. This is especially noticeable when it comes to legroom. The Palisade has 44.1 inches of legroom in the front, and 42.4 inches in the second row. Compare that to 43 inches of front-row and 39 inches of second-row legroom in the Explorer.

Ventilated seats are a great way to keep cool when the hot summer sun is beating down on you and your passengers. Luckily, the Palisade and Explorer both offer this feature for the front two seats. The 2020 Palisade takes it a step further, offering ventilated second-row seats as well.

Cargo Options

When it’s time to carry set pieces for the local theatre production, both SUVs offer nearly equal cargo space. Accessing that cargo area is easy in both vehicles, too, thanks to available hands-free liftgates.

In the Explorer, this optional feature is activated with a gentle swipe of your foot under the rear bumper. It’s even easier in the Palisade. Simply stand behind the vehicle with the Proximity Key in your purse or pocket, and the liftgate will open for you.

Multimedia Systems

We were really impressed when we saw that the 2020 Ford Explorer was offering a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. But then we saw the 10.25-inch touchscreen available in the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Sure, the available Palisade display is slightly larger, but its design is what really stands out. Its horizontal design is one with the dashboard, giving a sleeker overall look. Ford has come a long way with its multimedia systems, but its large vertically-oriented display simply  looks like someone placed a tablet on the dashboard without integrating it into the interior design.

Both infotainment systems allow you to connect to Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a slew of other options. Both SUVs also offer ample charging options, including Qi-compatible wireless charging stations.

The Palisade also makes it easy to talk to passengers all the way in the third row using the available Driver Talk In-Car Intercom. Meanwhile, quiet mode-standard on the 2020 Palisade-turns off the rear speakers, so your little ones can sleep in peace. Neither of these options is available in the Explorer.

Hyundai Palisade vs Ford Explorer: Test Drive Our Top Pick

When it’s time to choose a 3-row SUV for Downey, Anaheim, and Garden Grove, Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos recommends the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Not only can it carry more passengers, but it also offers more high-tech features to make the ride more enjoyable for everyone.

Ready to learn more about this new SUV? Contact us today to schedule a test drive!