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2020 Hyundai Palisade Dominates 3-Row SUV Challenge

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2020 Hyundai Palisade
Photo: Hyundai

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade just racked up another award, winning the 2020 Three-Row SUV Challenge. Editor-in-Chief Jenni Newman had strong praise for the eight-passenger Palisade. “It’s easy to see why it won the title with its premium materials, a pleasant driving experience, and plenty of room,” she noted. “On top of that, it’s an incredible value too.”

For the SUV Challenge, three editors assigned scores for seven models in a variety of categories. These include subjective opinions like seat comfort, ride quality, and infotainment ease of use, along with more objective measures like storage space and fuel efficiency.

2020 Hyundai Palisade
Photo: Hyundai

The editors singled out the Palisade for kudos in 10 different categories, applauding it for:

  • A quality interior made with premium materials
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Sturdily bolstered second-row seats with available heat and ventilation
  • Adult-friendly third-row legroom
  • A lower-than-average price
  • A large, intuitive multimedia system
  • Handling that successfully balances comfort and responsiveness
  • Advanced driver-assistance features like Lane Following Assist and adaptive cruise control
  • Cargo-bay seat-folding capabilities and a generous helping of cargo space
  • Roomy in-cabin storage, including a big area in the center console

“The all-new Palisade brings technology and safety features, exceptional comfort, and conveniences to a midsize SUV, proving ideal for any family,” said Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America’s director of product planning. “The recognition by further emphasizes Hyundai’s commitment towards making Palisade better for our customers.”

The Palisade came out this summer and has been warmly received by both reviewers and customers. So far, its list of honors include a spot on the Wards 10 Best UX list, an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating, and a spot in the finals for the 2020 North American Utility of the Year award.