2021 Hyundai Palisade vs 2021 Honda Pilot

Compare the New Hyundai Palisade to the Competition at Bill Dodge Hyundai

Shoppers hunting for a family-friendly three-row SUV will find plenty of the must-have features in the Hyundai Palisade, ranging from seating for up to eight passengers to standard infotainment and safety features like Apple CarPlay® and automatic emergency braking. The Palisade checks off the right boxes and wraps everything up into a stylish and distinctive-looking package that feels stable and engaging behind the wheel.

So, with rivals like the Honda Pilot vying for three-row SUV supremacy, how does the Hyundai Palisade stack up to the competition? We compared the two to find out and found that the Palisade has more than a few tricks up its sleeve to put it on top!

2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Honda Pilot


The Hyundai Palisade comes standard with a powerful 3.8-liter V6 engine that supplies up to 291 horsepower for a spirited driving experience. The base Honda Pilot lags with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that only yields up to 280 horsepower, making the Palisade a better pick if you want more punch under the hood. Both models offer a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.


If you're a tech-savvy driver looking for the latest infotainment features, the Hyundai Palisade immediately offers a leg up over the Honda Pilot. The Palisade offers a more impressive tech roster right out of the gate, allowing you to get more out of your favorite features for less.

The Palisade comes with a standard eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, which offers a crisp display and an easy-to-navigate menu. The Pilot's base touchscreen is only five inches. Moreover, the Palisade comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but you'll have to upgrade the Pilot to take advantage of them.

The Palisade also comes with a wide variety of other features, including five USB ports (three in the first row, two in the second), two available third-row USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, and more to help you keep your devices charged and your passengers entertained.



There's a sameness to many SUVs, but the Hyundai Palisade stands out with its bold styling and sculpted exterior. The Honda Pilot is more reserved in its design, making it more difficult to distinguish from other models in the segment. With crisp lines, sharp chrome accents, and prominent LED daytime running lights, the Palisade succeeds in standing out in a crowd.


Of course, the Palisade's exterior styling isn't the only standout feature of its design. Inside, the Palisade is equally striking. High-quality materials abound throughout the spacious, functional cabin, and you'll find no shortage of convenient storage nooks to help you keep the cabin organized.

Furthermore, the roomy third row and easily-adjustable second row make it immensely easy to bring the family along for all sorts of adventures, and you'll find more legroom in the first and second rows than the Pilot.

Safety and Warranty

The Palisade comes standard with a robust array of driver-assist features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a lane-keeping assist function, driver attention warning, rear occupant alert, and more to help you stay alert and out of harm's way so that you can enjoy greater peace of mind. The Pilot offers many similar features on the base model but lacks many of the other interior tech features, making the Palisade a better value.

Speaking of peace of mind, the Hyundai Palisade's warranty far surpasses that of the Honda Pilot. The Palisade offers a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, easily outshining the Pilot's 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Get a better look at the Hyundai Palisade and learn more about how it triumphs over its rivals when you stop by Bill Dodge Hyundai today!

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