The New Hyundai Palisade

Takes on the New Toyota Highlander & Honda Pilot

Meet the New Hyundai Palisade in Boise, ID

Growing Boise families can use a spacious three-row SUV, but how do they decide which crossover is geared for them? Bronco Motors Hyundai can help by comparing a top pick like the new Hyundai Palisade to other eight-seat competitors like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The Hyundai Palisade is a more luxurious upscale three-row SUV packed with features that will intrigue Idaho drivers.

Hyundai Palisade vs. Toyota Highlander


Both SUVs have a sole powertrain and match towing capability at 5,000 pounds. The Toyota Highlander's 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque compared to the Hyundai Palisade's 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 291 ponies and 262 pound-feet of torque.

While the Highlander earns 29 highway miles per gallon to the Palisade's 26, Boise drivers get far superior traction out of the Hyundai Palisade's HTRAC All-Wheel Drive system.


Each SUV seats eight passengers across three rows, but the Hyundai Palisade is more spacious. Boise families get an 18 cubic-foot cargo hold, 45.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seat folded, and a total cargo capacity of 86.4 cubic feet. Those figures top Toyota's SUV offering 16 to 84 cubic feet of space.

Eagle drivers will admire the Hyundai Palisade's upscale nature, as its Calligraphy trim is packed with premium amenities the Highlander doesn't offer. Enjoy Nappa and quilted leather, microfiber suede headliner, heated and ventilated seats, LED interior cabin lighting, and more.


The Toyota Highlander does offer a 12.3-infotainment touchscreen, but it's not standard. The 8-inch display matches the Palisade's size and Apple Car Play®/Android Auto™ compatibility. Both crossovers offer navigation, but the Palisade passes Toyota's SUV in tech with a Driver Talk intercom system to speak to second- and third-row passengers, along with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a high-resolution 10.25-inch touchscreen.

Hyundai Palisade vs. Honda Pilot


Honda Pilots can only tow 3,500 pounds, while Boise drivers can tow 5,000 pounds with the Hyundai Palisade. The Pilot's lone engine, a 3.5-liter V6, churns out 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The Palisade's torque rating is even, but Hyundai's SUV - powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine - achieves 291 horsepower. Honda Pilots earn 20/27 (city/highway) miles per gallon compared to 19/26 ratings for the Palisade. Hyundai's HTRAC AWD system is superior to the Pilot's optional all-wheel drive.


Honda Pilots - which also seat eight passengers across three rows - offer 16.5 cubic feet of storage expanding to 83.8 cubic feet, but that doesn't top the spacious Hyundai Palisade's cargo figures of 18, 45.8, and 86.4 cubic feet.

Both SUVs offer Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control. The Honda Pilot has a one-touch power moonroof, but there's no additional option for Caldwell customers, as the Hyundai Palisade can showcase a dual sunroof or a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.


Pilots include the Honda Sensing® safety suite as standard like the Palisade does with Hyundai SmartSense. The Palisade's safety suite packs more driver-assistance technology though, offering Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Highway Driving Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Lane Keeping/Following Assist.


Both SUVs offer 8-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, USB ports for all three rows, navigation, and wireless charging. The Pilot's Cabin Talk mirrors the Palisade's Driver Talk, but Hyundai's SUV showcases larger extra screens, including a 10.25-inch display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Schedule Your Hyundai Palisade Test Drive in Boise, ID

 Ready to take home the new Hyundai Palisade? It's clearly the superior three-row SUV. Visit Bronco Motors Hyundai to test drive the Hyundai Palisade today! 

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