Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade in Nashville, TN

Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander

If you're looking for the very latest in family-friendly space and safety, the three-row SUV market has seen some exciting updates that you must consider. Hyundai introduced the cutting-edge Palisade for 2020, and Toyota has fully redesigned their Highlander for the same model year. These two SUVs both represent the most up-to-date developments in their makers' design and technology, but which one is better suited to your needs? Let's compare them to find out.

Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade in Nashville, TN Center Console2020 Hyundai Palisade in Nashville, TN Steering Column2020 Hyundai Palisade in Nashville, TN Cargo Space

Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander Center Console2020 Toyota Highlander Steering Column2020 Toyota Highlander Cargo Space

Price and Value

A big investment doesn't have to come with a big price tag, and a good SUV should deliver excellent value and reliability without costing a prohibitive amount. Hyundai understands this, and the Palisade comes at a considerably lower starting price than its Toyota competitor. Even if you opt for the upper trim levels of either vehicle, the Palisade still asks less and delivers more, allowing you to save while still enjoying high-end amenities like the available head-up display and heated steering wheel.

Cabin Space

While both SUVs can carry up to eight people, your passengers' experience will vary distinctly from cabin to cabin. The Palisade's finely furnished interior promises an abundance of space for everyone that comes aboard, with no shortage of legroom or overhead clearance from the front to the back. On the other hand, the Highlander's seating space narrows as you move toward the back, and the third row can feel cramped, even for younger riders. The Hyundai also leads its competitor in terms of cargo space, with 18 cubic feet available in the rear storage area. The Highlander trails by two cubic feet, and the gap continues as you fold their passenger-row seating for more space. When every grocery bag and suitcase counts, the Palisade comes through with outstanding cargo capacity for its class.


The Palisade's touchscreen infotainment system is refreshingly easy to use, and it responds promptly to all your inputs. Its screen is also crystal-clear and easy to read. In contrast, the Highlander's screen splits smartphone and navigation display with other menu options, making info harder to discern at a glance. A family vehicle must also prioritize safety, and the Palisade can be equipped with several features that are absent in the Highlander. Only the Palisade comes standard with a rear occupant alert, which reminds you of anything important left in the passenger seating when you exit the SUV. The Palisade is also available with safe exit assist, which uses a radar to sense approaching vehicles before you get out. Hyundai's blind view monitor displays a camera feed of your blind spot whenever you activate your turn signal.

Your Vehicle is Here at Wilson County Hyundai

If the Palisade wins out in your eyes, come check it out here at our dealership in Nashville. At Wilson County Hyundai, you're welcome to explore the lot to find the perfect Palisade trim for your interests and needs, and our staff will be standing by to talk about its capabilities and features. When you see something you like, you'll be able to hop in to take it for a test drive. We'll also help you arrange a wallet-friendly payment plan, and you can apply online today to get started!