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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai
Palisade

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$32,525 to $47,750
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $31,238 to $45,138 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Palisade offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Pathfinder. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Palisade and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Palisade, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Palisade will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Palisade will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Palisade is about the same width as the Nissan Pathfinder. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Palisade takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Palisade and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Palisade has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Palisade for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Palisade and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Hyundai Palisade offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Palisade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Palisade than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.