2021 Hyundai Palisade vs 2021 Honda Pilot near Providence RI

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Overview

When Hyundai introduced the Palisade last model year, it set the standard for midsize three-row SUVs. It earned numerous awards and became a segment best-seller because it did everything well. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade builds on that success in a number of key ways. It expanded the standard equipment. It also broadened the options and restructured the packages to be more consumer-friendly. It also introduced a new range-topping Calligraphy trim, which makes it easier for the drive who wants it all. The Pilot is a model that got left behind a bit with the introduction of the Palisade. But Honda looks to bounce back with some updates, including standard automatic climate control, a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a new Special Edition trim. With these changes in mind, let us compare the 2021 Hyundai Palisade vs 2021 Honda Pilot and see how the two models measure up.

Providence RI - 2021 Hyundai Palisade's Overview

Exterior - Hyundai Dealer serving Providence RI

Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and 2021 Hyundai Palisade are three-row midsize SUVs that are very similar in size. The Palisade has a 114.2-inch wheelbase and measure 196.1 inches in length. The minimum ground clearance is 7.9 inches. The height and width are 68.9 and 77.8 inches, respectively. The Pilot, on the other hand, has a 111.0-inch wheelbase and measure 196.5 inches in length. The minimum ground clearance is 7.3 inches. The height is 70.6 inches, and the width is 78.6 inches. In both cases, 18-inch wheels are standard, and wheel sizes as large as 20 inches are available in various designs and finishes.

Providence RI - 2021 Hyundai Palisade's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Hyundai Palisade near Providence RI

The base Hyundai Palisade available at our location serving Providence North Kingstown Johnston Cranston seats eight. Eight-passenger seating is optional with the up-level SEL. All other trims have captain’s chairs in the second row and therefore seat seven. The 2021 Honda Pilot differs in that most trims have a second-row bench and thus seat eight. Seven-passenger seating is available but only as an option with the Touring and as standard equipment with the Elite trim. Another potential issue with the Honda Pilot is that the base cabin is much more basic than the cabin in the Palisade. Whereas Hyundai provides an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and five USB ports across all three rows, Honda provides a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen and dual USB ports in the front row only.

Providence RI - 2021 Hyundai Palisade's Interior
Hyundai Palisade Mechanical specs

All Palisade models available at Tarbox Hyundai have an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 3.8-liter V6 rated for 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims are front-wheel drive standard and available with all-wheel drive. The exception is the Calligraphy, which comes with all-wheel drive. Trailering equipment is available, and a properly equipped Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2021 Honda Pilot has a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft. Honda pairs this with a nine-speed automatic. The base model is front-wheel drive standard and offers all-wheel drive as an option. The Elite and Black Edition come with all-wheel drive, and the Pilot can tow up to 4,250 pounds.

Providence RI - 2021 Hyundai Palisade's Mechanical
Technology - Hyundai Dealership near Providence RI

The Palisade is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and earned a five-star NHTSA rating. The Pilot also earned five stars but was not selected as a Top Safety Pick+ or even a Top Safety Pick. Both models offer a robust collection of standard driver assistance technologies. Honda adds a blind-spot monitor with its up-level trim, and Hyundai does even better with a blind-spot camera. Overall, the Palisade is more tech-rich. The Pilot, for instance has a standard 5-inch touchscreen and only offers an 8-inch touchscreen. Hyundai includes an 8-inch screen standard and offers a 10.25-inch screen. In fact, you can get that bigger screen and integrated navigation with the up-level SEL.

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Any questions not answered by our 2021 Hyundai Palisade vs 2021 Honda Pilot review? Give Tarbox Hyundai a call, or contact us online via text, email or live chat. We can also provide quotes and other details, and we can notify you of new specials as they become available. No appointment is required to test-drive the Palisade at our location serving Providence North Kingstown Johnston Cranston. You can also purchase and lease the Palisade online through our website.

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