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Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Hyundai Palisade Versus


2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Hyundai Palisade
2.3L 4cyl Turbo Engine 3.8L 6cyl
21 city / 28 hwy* Fuel Economy 19 city / 26 hwy*
300 HP Horsepower 291 HP

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For the 2020 model year, one of the primary advantages of the Ford Explorer compared to the Hyundai Palisade comes down to the fact that the Explorer offers more options for its mechanical system, including a newly available hybrid powertrain. Additionally, the Ford Explorer has a forward-thinking interior that includes an exceptional assortment of standard features plus a dazzling array of safety technology. The Ford Explorer also has the advantage of reputation on its side. The Ford Explorer gets some improvements to be even better in 2020, including more standard features and an upgraded mechanical system that gives consumers the option of a powerful V6 engine or a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain.

Performance and Handling

In 2020, the Ford Explorer has a new rear-wheel drive platform. This platform increases the Explorer's towing capacity and improves its handling. The Ford Explorer is equipped with a powerful base engine this year, which is a 2.3L engine with four cylinders. The Explorer's base engine creates a maximum of 300 HP and just about the same amount in torque. Although rear-wheel drive is standard, you can choose all-wheel drive if you prefer. A second hybrid engine is also available for an increased power output of 318 HP. The Hyundai Palisade is only configured with one engine in 2020, which is a 3.8L engine with six cylinders. Its engine falls short of the Explorer's power with a peak output of just 291 HP. The Palisade is not available with a hybrid powertrain.

Interior Design

The 2020 Ford Explorer also stands out for its exceptional interior design. The Ford Explorer gets a spacious cabin in 2020 with generous legroom and headroom for passengers in all rows. There's plenty of cargo space as well. The Ford Explorer can be configured for seating of seven or eight, with captain's chairs available beginning with the second trim level. The Ford Explorer offers the latest in interior features and amenities, including many of Ford's own unique styling elements. In contrast, the Hyundai Palisade has an interior that contains parts borrowed from some of the brand's less expensive models, which gives the Palisade's interior less value overall and creates a less upscale and refined feel.

Technology and Safety

Safety and technology are other areas where the Ford Explorer shines. The Ford Explorer gets a standard suite of safety features housed in the innovative and exclusive Ford Co-Pilot360 system. This suite of safety amenities includes a backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian alert. Wi-Fi is a standard amenity on the 2020 Ford Explorer, but it is not available on the Hyundai Palisade. Additionally, the Ford Explorer comes standard with more safety features that are only optional on the Palisade through upgrades, such as blind-spot monitoring.

Virtual Test Drive

Before even leaving your home, you have the opportunity to test out the 2020 Ford Explorer through a safe and convenient online test drive. You can use Appel Ford's handy remote test drive feature on your computer or mobile device to try out the Explorer, including getting a preview of its exterior and interior. When you click the red "Take a Virtual Test Drive" button you'll experience the unique experience of taking a online virtual test drive straight from your phone or on your desktop. For best performance, use you phone to touch and drag to look in 360 degrees at the interior of the vehicle while "driving". You can also turn and spin in place to take control of the test drive yourself. In each unique test, you'll have a personal salesperson to guide you through all the new technology and features the 2020 Ford Explorer has to offer. They'll go over engine capabilities, new safety features and technology that the Ford Explorer comes equipped with. Alongside your personal salesperson, motion graphics will outside the windows of the vehicle showing exactly which features are being described and give a first person view of how they work. Take you online virtual test drive today to see if the 2020 Ford Explorer is the right vehicle for you!


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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.