How Does the Brand-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade Compare to the 2019 Toyota Highlander?

Compare Design

For a relaxing drive that you can enjoy on your own terms, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade features rich comfort creatures that the Toyota Highlander counterpart doesn't offer with its base trim level. These starting amenities include automatic climate control, premium cloth seats and a power decklid. With extra inches of leg space in both back rows, along with more shoulder room up front, this new Hyundai SUV's cabin layout proves more accommodating. Four extra cubic feet - totaling 18 cubic feet - of cargo space with the seats in place even give the brand-new Palisade an edge in storage convenience.

Compare Performance

When comparing the standard V6 engine and base four-cylinder engine of respective Hyundai Palisade and Toyota Highlander SUVs, the following differences in production and fuel efficiency estimates become apparent:

  • Horsepower - 291 hp vs. 185 hp
  • Torque - 262 pound-feet vs. 184 pound-feet
  • Standard Tow Capacity - 1,650 pounds vs. 1,500 pounds
  • Highway Fuel Economy - 26 miles per gallon vs. 24 miles per gallon

Compare Technology

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, unlike the 2019 Toyota Highlander, always allows you to remain plugged into top features on your mobile device. With standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration through this model's high-resolution 10.25-inch touchscreen interface, you can access everything from navigation to music streaming and messages services with voice-activated command on the go. These digital highlights aren't featured in the base Highlander.

Compare Safety

Both the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2019 Toyota Highlander feature active safety systems in every model for added reassurance behind the wheel. And while the Toyota Safety Sense™ P technology offered by the Highlander is impressive, our team recommends the Hyundai SmartSense suite of the Palisade for the range of different settings it incorporates. Examples of driver-assistance settings include smart cruise control with stop and go, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, safe exit assist, and ultrasonic rear occupant alert.


The 2020 Hyundai Palisade also bests its Toyota Highlander opposition in warranty coverage for long-term peace of mind. This model's 60 months/60,000-miles basic and 120 months/100,000-miles powertrain warranty coverage easily top the 36 months/36,000-miles basic and 60 months/60,000-miles powertrain warranty coverage extended to Highlander owners.

Stop into our Hyundai Showroom for a Preview of the Brand-New Palisade

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, an easy choice over competition like the 2019 Toyota Highlander, is available for you to preview today here at Bill Dodge Hyundai! Schedule a test drive with our team, reach out with relevant comparison research questions, and find free time in your busy week to stop over.