Why Does The Hyundai Palisade Keep Winning Awards?

The Hyundai Palisade is the bigger brother of the Hyundai Santa Fe. 

It is a three-row SUV with some serious chops against rivals such as the Chevy Traverse and Nissan Pathfinder. 

Autotrader has awarded the Hyundai Palisade the best SUV of 2020. So, let’s see what’s so great about it.  

Why Is the Hyundai Palisade Award-Winning? 

The cost of the Hyundai Palisade is reasonable. It has a starting price of about $31,000, compared to the $25k for the Kia Sorento and the $29k for the Chevy Traverse. 

What makes the Hyundai Palisade worth a little bit more money than the Dodge Durango, which has a starting price of roughly $30k?

It isn't the fuel efficiency. Only 19 mpg in the city and up to 26 mpg on the highway are achieved by the Hyundai Santa Fe. 

This, however, is to be anticipated from a strong three-row SUV. It is comparable to the Nissan Pathfinder and the Chevy Traverse.

Hyundai Palisade Performance 

The 3.8-liter V6 is the sole engine available for the Hyundai Palisade. It generates 262 lb-ft of torque and 291 horsepower. 

This is strong and economical since you avoid having to upgrade from a four-cylinder engine.

The Hyundai Palisade is further designed for superior towing. 

It boasts a heavy-duty transmission cooler, a trailer sway control, and a 5,000 lb towing capacity.