2022 Ford Explorer Vs Hyundai Palisade

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade

When the time comes to drive a new SUV in Colorado Springs, you want to know the differences between the 2021 Ford Explorer and the Hyundai Palisade. At Phil Long Ford Lincoln, we take a hard look at the 2021 Explorer and Palisade models to see which one is better for you. Our review examines the performance, seating capacity, mpg, features, and more.

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2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Trims & Price

While the starting price of the 2021 Ford Explorer is similar to the Hyundai Palisade models, the Ford SUV has more trim options, allowing you to customize your ride better.

2021 Ford Explorer

  • Base │ $32,925
  • XLT │ $35,075
  • Limited │ $45,255
  • Timberline │ $46,015
  • ST │ $49,000
  • King Ranch │ $52,600
  • Platinum │ $52,730

2021 Hyundai Palisade

  • SE | $32,525
  • SEL | $35,175
  • Limited | $45,125
  • Calligraphy | $47,750
2022 Ford Explorer Vs Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacity

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacity

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade only features a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds, much less than the 2021 Ford Explorer towing capacity of 5,600 pounds. That extra 600-pound capacity can have a profound impact.

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Technology

The 2021 Ford Explorer comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, and four USB ports. In comparison, the base Hyundai Palisade includes an eight-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, five USB ports, and an eight-inch touch screen.

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Off-Road Capability

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline models are geared toward off-roading with standard all-wheel drive, all-terrain tires, a lifted suspension, red tow hooks, and skid plates. On the other hand, there isn't an off-road-focused Hyundai Palisade model.
2022 Ford Explorer Vs Hyundai Palisade Rear Storage

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Engine & Performance

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers a few powertrain options, including the standard 300-horsepower four-cylinder model. However, you can choose from a pair of twin-turbo V6 motors or a hybrid model. These motors include a ten-speed automatic transmission and your choice between rear- or Intelligent 4WD. Not only does the new Explorer offer more horsepower than the Palisade, but it also includes more torque for maximum pulling power. In comparison, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is only available with a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 motor, eight-speed automatic transmission, and either front- or all-wheel drive.

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2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Fuel Capacity & MPG

The 2021 Ford Explorer has a larger gas tank, rated between 19.2-21.8 gallons, compared to the 2021 Hyundai Palisade with its 18.8-gallon tank. Additionally, the new Explorer has better fuel economy numbers of 21/28 mpg when equipped with rear-wheel drive and 20/27 mpg with the four-wheel-drive system. With a Hyundai Palisade, you can expect 19/26 mpg with front-wheel drive and 19/24 mpg on the all-wheel-drive models.
 
2022 Ford Explorer Vs Hyundai Palisade Interior

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Interior

The 2021 Ford Explorer has room to hold six people but can be upgraded to accommodate seven passengers across the three rows. While the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is designed to hold up to eight people, the new Explorer has more 2nd -row headroom and a power-folding third-row seat. The 2021 Explorer also includes 18.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row, 47.9 cubic feet with that seat folded down, and 87.8 cubic feet with all rear seats folded down. In comparison, the 2021 Palisade provides 18, 45.8, and 86.4 cubic feet, respectively.

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade Exterior

The 2021 Ford Explorer measures 199″ L x 79″ W x 70″ H with 18- or 20-inch wheels and your choice of nine paint colors. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a smaller SUV at 196″ L x 78″ W x 69″ H with 18- and 20-inch wheels, but only seven paint colors available.

2021 Ford Explorer Vs. Hyundai Palisade: Which SUV is Right for You?

Not only does the 2021 Ford Explorer have more room and engine power than the Hyundai Palisade, but it is also ready to handle towing or off-roading with ease. With an immense amount of trim levels and options to choose from, it's easy to get the Ford SUV that fits your lifestyle and your budget.
2022 Ford Explorer Vs Hyundai Palisade Open Rear Hatch

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With a new Ford Explorer lease, you can take advantage of flexible terms and low monthly payments. At Phil Long Ford Lincoln, you can find the new Explorer model of your dreams for less money.

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If you choose to buy a new Ford Explorer in Colorado Springs, you gain the benefits of ownership. Our Explorer financing offers ensure you get the best deal in town. You can trade-in or sell your Explorer whenever you are ready for an upgrade to a newer SUV.

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Our pre-owned Explorer inventory ensures you find the SUV that suits your budget the best. Browse our used Ford Explorer inventory online and schedule a test drive in Colorado Springs today.

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