Each year, automobile manufacturers try to outdo each other by releasing the newest and best cars on the market. In 2022, car companies Hyundai and Honda released two of their latest models to take over the car industry. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade and the 2022 Honda Pilot are both great cars, but each one has the unique features that set it apart from the other, making it better for some drivers over others. In this article, we’ll compare these two models side-by-side to see why the 2022 Hyundai Palisade would be the best choice for any individual driver.
Design & Style
One of several factors to consider when choosing a car is style, and what do you think about when you think about a new vehicle’s style? It’s often its look, which many consumers find appealing. Both models offer a sleek design that attracts drivers, but there are differences between them as well. For instance, though they have similar overall appearances from afar, they don’t have identical front ends or hood designs. Suppose you look closely at each model from its side view. In that case, there are noticeable differences in their front bumpers and other unique parts of their bodywork – giving both vehicles unique looks and personalities – despite how similar they appear overall.
In terms of design, both cars are good-looking, but I’d say that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade looks a bit better, though not by much. Nonetheless, I’d give them both a 5/5 star rating for design and style because both companies did a great job in making their cars look elegant and luxurious while still keeping some sportiness in them.
Technology & Safety
The Palisade and Pilot both come with a long list of available safety and technology features—standard and optional—that can make life easier and more comfortable for you and your passengers. Both cars come with standard automatic emergency braking. Still, suppose you step up to a higher trim level (in either vehicle). In that case, you can upgrade to their optional forward collision warning systems, adaptive cruise control, lane keeps assist systems, blind-spot detection, etc. This means there’s something for everyone when it comes to keeping yourself safe on or off-road! You’ll also find that both vehicles offer intuitive infotainment systems that let you stream music via Bluetooth and USB ports so you can listen to your favorite tunes no matter where you are in your travels.
The Hyundai Palisade Technology & Safety is equipped with a 360-degree camera, LED headlamps, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist system, blind-spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert, electric parking brake… The safety features are top of the class when compared to the 2021 Kia Sorento.
The new Kona is smaller than its larger crossover counterpart, and with a shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity, it’s quite nimble. It’s made from a light-weight aluminum to keep weight low as well as fuel economy high, and available drive-mode selections help further enhance performance. If you want to tow some cargo behind your new car, you can choose from manual or automatic transmission on Sport or Limited trims; those on Plus receive a standard six-speed automatic with electronic shift control and steering wheel paddle shifters for added control. The transmission seamlessly transfers power to each of its wheels, keeping your2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV stable even when on slippery terrain or roads that may be covered in snow or ice.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a midsize SUV, there are several popular options to choose from, but one of our favorites is, without a doubt, Hyundai’s new midsize SUV, The Palisade. Compared to its counterpart, The Pilot, it has superior styling, more spacious seating, and better legroom in both front and back seats. On top of that, it comes equipped with an impressive 3rd row for extra room when traveling with passengers or large amounts of cargo. While both have plenty of standard features, due to pricing differences, you’ll have to shell out extra money for some upgrades on The Pilot if you want all its added features or plan on taking advantage of its available third-row seating capability.
If you are interested in taking the 2022 Hyundai Palisade through its paces, you can book a test drive at Springfield Hyundai. Simply call us today to make an appointment or if you are nearby our dealership, just pay us a walk-in visit.