Hyundai Palisade Wins 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge

January 17th, 2020 by

Hyundai Palisade Wins 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge

Hyundai Palisade Wins 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge

In today’s automotive market, three-row SUVs are trending and continuing to gain widespread popularity. For those who seek a minivan alternative to reduce the bulk and fuel costs, a full-size SUV crossover is the perfect choice! The question is, which 2020 3-Row SUV is for you? Cars.com performed a 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge for new models and popular returning models in 19 separate categories. These categories tested everything from mileage to drivability to evaluate how they stack up.

2020 Hyundai Palisade: Winner of the Best 3-Row SUV Challenge

Out of the top seven SUV competitors below, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade came out on top! It scored the highest in the following categories: front seats, second-row seats, vehicle UI (screens, controls), multimedia (apps, sources), interior quality, ride quality, noise, driver-assist autonomy, and as-tested value.

1. 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD
2. 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD
3. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium 4Motion
4. 2020 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD
5. 2020 Subaru Ascent Touring
6. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country
7. 2020 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

Some major features they had in common was their AWD functionality; all were equipped with V-6 engines except Subaru and Ford had turbocharged four-cylinder engines; each SUV had a pair of captain’s chairs in their second row that allowed up to seven seats in total, except for Ford which had six.

What is the Best 2020 3-Row SUV For Me?

Hyundai Palisade Wins 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge

While each full-size SUV was evaluated based on their own unique features, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade was still the winner of the 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge. Although the Palisade is not Hyundai’s first three-row SUV, it replaces the Santa Fe XL and is still considered one of their best SUVs yet. The Palisade exceeds in four judging categories, tied for first in five, and shared second place in seven more averaging out to a total of 433 points. This full-size SUV is known for its interior quality, user interface, value, front seats, third-row legroom, ride quality, driver-assistance features, cargo provisions, and in-cabin storage. Come test drive the 2020 Hyundai Palisade at your local Family Hyundai in Tinley Park dealer today to see how it competes with other SUVs!

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