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2020 Ford Explorer versus 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Comparing the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Hyundai Palisade is comparing two of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Both offer plenty of power and features, but which one is best for you?

First up, you should consider the MSRP (manufacturer's standard retail price) of each SUV. The base model of the 2020 Explorer has a starting price of $32,765 while the base model of the 2020 Palisade costs $31,975.

Of course, there are various trims options for both SUVs, each of which start at different prices as more features are included. You can check our amazing 2020 Ford Explorer offers 5 trim options including: Limited, Base, XLT, Platinum, and ST. On the other hand, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade offers 3 trim options including: SE, Limited, and SEL. Be sure to call us here at Pacifico Ford so we can help you more fully compare different trim options between the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Another key consideration when doing a side-by-side of these SUVs are the engine options. Ford offers 4 different engines for its Explorer line, including the Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6, and Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6. Hyundai offers 1 engine for its 2020 Palisade lineup, including the Regular Unleaded V-6.

Next up you will want to look at the drivetrain options and MPG ratings for these SUVs. The 2020 Explorer offers up Four Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive and gets 29 miles per gallon. The 2020 Palisade has Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive drivetrains and gets 26 miles per gallon.

Finally, when it comes to available colors, the 2020 Explorer comes in 10 colors including colors like: Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Silver Spruce Metallic, Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. In comparison, the 2020 Palisade comes in 9 colors including Steel Graphite, Sierra Burgundy, Rainforest, and Moonlight Cloud to name a few.

If you're excited about buying a Ford, you can check our amazing lease deals on 2020 Ford Explorers here. If you're looking for a Hyundai, check out our great deals on used certified pre-owned Hyundai SUVs here.

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Compare 2020 Ford Explorer & 2020 Hyundai Palisade Features & Specs

Compare Photos of the 2020 Ford Explorer & 2020 Hyundai Palisade Side-by-Side

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FAQs About Used Certified Pre-Owned 2020 Ford Explorer SUV vs. Used Certified Pre-Owned 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV

The 2020 Ford Explorer versus the 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Which SUV is better?

Overall the 2020 Ford Explorer is a better value than the 2020 Hyundai Palisade because of its performance, safety features, and choices when it comes to engine type, colors, and other options. Price will always depend on the trims you are comparing so be sure to compare the right specs and contact Pacifico Ford at 215-240-6806 when deciding on the best SUV for you.

Is the 2020 Ford Explorer cheaper than the 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

The base model of the Explorer has a starting price of $32,765 while the base model of the Palisade costs $31,975. Pricing will also depend on the selected trims, so be sure to call your local Pacifico Ford dealer at 215-240-6806 to compare different trim prices for the 2020 Ford Explorer.

What are the drivetrain options for a 2020 Ford Explorer versus a 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

The 2020 Explorer comes with these drivetrain options:

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Rear Wheel Drive

The 2020 Palisade comes with these drivetrain options:

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Drive

How does the MPG of the 2020 Ford Explorer compare with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

This will depend on which type of engine and trim you select, but the base model 2020 Ford Explorer gets 29 miles per gallon. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade base model gets 26 MPG.

What kind of engine options do the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade have?

The 2020 Explorer Ford comes with 4 engine options:

  • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • Regular Unleaded V-6
  • Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
  • Gas/Electric V-6

The 2020 Palisade comes with these engine options:

  • Regular Unleaded V-6

How do the colors of the 2020 Ford Explorer compare with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes in these colors and more:

  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes in these colors and more:

  • Steel Graphite
  • Sierra Burgundy
  • Rainforest
  • Moonlight Cloud
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