Thu. May 13th, 2021
2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade Pricing: Cheaper Than The Kia Telluride?

As we wait patiently for Hyundai to release the Palisade this summer, the automaker has finally revealed pricing information for the new SUV. The base front-wheel-drive Palisade SE will start at $32,595 including delivery fees.

That price point is $140 lower than the 2020 Kia Telluride LX, this vehicle’s platform sibling. It’s also competitive in the three-row SUV segment, slotting in just barely above the Honda Pilot which starts at $32,495, but below the Toyota Highlander ($32,775) and the Mazda CX-9 ($33,325). The Palisade is also less pricey than the new Subaru Ascent ($32,970), though it’s important to consider that the Subaru comes with all-wheel-drive as standard. It’s a $1,700 option on all Palisade models.

Front-wheel-drive versions of the Palisade SEL and Palisade Limited start at $34,545 and $45,745 respectively, but don’t fret if your wallet is a little thin to make the jump—the entry-level Palisade is a well-equipped vehicle. Even the humble Palisade SE boasts active safety features including forward collision avoidance, full-speed adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. Also standard are the power folding second-row seats and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Graduating to the Palisade SEL nets buyers interior niceties such as heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Convenience features on the SEL include door handle welcome lights and keyless entry with push-button start, plus blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. Roof rails and chrome door handles distinguish the exterior. The SEL also offers some of the premium options only available on the Palisade Limited.

The $11,200 gap between the mid-level Palisade SEL and top-tier Palisade Limited is a massive price difference for a vehicle that’s mechanically identical to the rest of the lineup (all Palisade models rock a 3.8-liter V-6 paired with an eight-speed automatic). But Hyundai throws all the equipment at this one. Beyond the options standard on the SEL, the Limited gets 20-inch alloy wheels, self-leveling rear suspension, a hands-free powered liftgate, LED headlights and taillights, and a dual sunroof.

We’ll have to wait until our First Test to see how Hyundai’s new three-row performs compared to its competition. Based on our First Drive and the model’s competitive pricing, it seems the Palisade may be about to make quite the stir.