Enjoy the moment when you slide behind the wheel of the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer or the sleek 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Are you curious to know the differences between these two ideal SUVs? Narrow down your choice today with the help of this model comparison crafted by the experts at Art Hill Ford located in Merrillville, IN.

After learning what you need to know about these exceptional vehicles, view our current inventory and select your favorite model today. Pair your choice model with one of our special offers for optimal savings. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, please contact a representative at (877) 804-9059.

For the purpose of this comparison the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited, starting at $48,130 MSRP, and 2020 Hyundai Palisade SE, starting at $31,775 MSRP are placed head to head. 

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Performance Features Compared

View the table below to determine which kind of powertrain will serve you and your family best.

2020 Ford Explorer Limited

3.0L EcoBoost®


365 HP
380 lb.-ft.

2020 Hyundai Palisade SE

3.8L I6


291 HP
262 lb.-ft.

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Engine Options Available

Are you in the market for a more fuel efficient drive? The 2020 Explorer Limited can also be equipped with a 3.3L I6 hybrid engine beneath the hood, producing up to 318 HP and 322 lb.-ft. of torque.

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum interior passenger seat

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Interior features Compared

The 2020 Explorer Limited is equipped with a tri-zone automatic climate control, while the Palisade SE is equipped with second and third-row HVAC control vents. The interior cabin of the Explorer Limited has leather seating surfaces with micro perforation and accent stitching, while the Palisade SE only has cloth seating. Additional specs available on the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited are listed below:

  • Tri-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Available twin-panel moonroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • Second-row armrest, cupholders, and heated outboard seats

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Cargo Space & Seating Options

Appreciate large space capacity in the 2020 Explorer and Palisade. Both vehicles are configured with third-row seating, providing seating for seven passengers in the Explorer and eight passengers in the Palisade. The Explorer has an overall passenger volume of 152.7 cu.-ft., while the Palisade has a 155.3 cu.-ft. of total passenger volume.

2020 Ford Explorer driver display view

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Technology Features

Stay connected at all times when it comes to modern day technology intricately designed in both the 2020 Explorer Limited and Palisade SE. The Limited is equipped with FordPass Connect™ and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, while the SE is compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. View additional tech implemented in the Limited below.

  • B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Dual second-row smart charging USB ports
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
2020 Ford Explorer safety sensors

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Safety Features & Ratings Available

Confidently drive with your safety in mind when it comes to the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Both SUVs are equipped with advanced airbag systems and additional safety and security features. Read the following list to discover additional safety features on the 2020 Explorer.

  • AdvanceTrac® roll stability control
  • Safety Canopy® system
  • Securi-Code™ Keyless Entry System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade
Price & Offers Available

The 2020 Ford Explorer features a lineup of four trims, view the list below to see the configurations and their current prices.

  • 2020 Ford Explorer XLT- Starting at $36,675 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Limited- Starting at $48,130 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer ST- Starting at $55,025 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum- Starting at $58,535 MSRP

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