The Hyundai Palisade and the Honda Pilot: Which Should You Pick?



SUVs are incredibly popular with Erie drivers for their impressive blend of space and capability. When comparing two of the most popular SUVs on the market, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade and the 2022 Honda Pilot, deciding which vehicle is the more attractive option can be challenging. Thankfully, the team at Dave Hallman Hyundai has created a quick comparison of these two SUVs to help you find the right fit for your lifestyle. While you may be interested in the Honda Pilot, learning about the comfort, convenience, and safety features of the Hyundai Palisade may change your mind.


While both SUVs have stout six-cylinder engines, the Hyundai Palisade is ready to work hard and play harder around Fairview. Both vehicles offer tow packages, but the Honda Pilot requires a costly upgrade to all-wheel drive to match the hauling capacity of the Hyundai Palisade. With just front-wheel drive, the Pilot can only manage to tow 3,500 pounds, whereas the Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds in either front- or all-wheel drive.


When shopping for an SUV that seats up to eight of your friends and family, you'll want to be in the safest vehicle possible. While both the Honda Pilot and Hyundai Palisade have plenty of driver-assist features to help keep you safe, only the Hyundai Palisade has Blind-Spot View Monitor that shows your blind spots on the digital instrument panel cluster. This feature can help increase safety in Edinboro by allowing you to focus on the road ahead.

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards vehicles with either a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) or TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) award for meeting strict safety requirements. For the 2022 model year, the Hyundai Palisade achieved the IIHS TSP+ award, joining the safest vehicles on the road in this exclusive category. On the contrary, the 2022 Honda Pilot failed to pass enough IIHS evaluations to make the TOP SAFETY PICK list.


When you invest your hard-earned money in a large SUV, you'll want to trust that it'll stay running for years to come. Since the Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot are newer vehicles, their long-term reliability can only be estimated. With the potential for problems down the road, a strong manufacturer warranty is the best way to offset potential reliability issues.

If you decide to buy a 2022 Honda Pilot, you'll receive a 3-year/36,000-mile vehicle warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. When you drive home in a new Hyundai Palisade, you'll receive a 5-year/60,000-mile vehicle warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. In addition, you'll receive a 3-year/36,000-mile factory scheduled maintenance package and five years of 24/7 Roadside Assistance for unexpected moments near McKean and beyond.


One technology feature gaining popularity for its safety appeal is the head-up display. This feature allows you to see your navigation data, current speed, and speed limit without taking your eyes off the road. The Hyundai Palisade is available with a head-up display on both the Limited and Calligraphy trims, whereas the Honda Pilot lacks this feature entirely.


When it comes to infotainment, both the 2022 Hyundai Palisade and the 2022 Honda Pilot offer premium audio systems and rear-seat infotainment as upgrades. While either vehicle offers an 8.0-inch center infotainment screen as standard equipment, only the Hyundai Palisade offers a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen on higher trims. While a larger screen might only be a slight advantage, the Palisade offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on all trim levels, while the Pilot only provides wired connectivity.

Do your passengers need to keep their devices charged up on long trips? The 2022 Hyundai Palisade makes the perfect vehicle for long road trips to North East and beyond. Available with third-row USB outlets, the Palisade allows your passengers to keep their movies and games playing while the Honda Pilot leaves passengers out of luck.

Come See the Hyundai Palisade for Yourself in Erie, PA

The Honda Pilot has a lot going for it, but there's plenty more to like about the Hyundai Palisade. Read more about this fantastic family SUV and see how it easy it is to shop at Dave Hallman Hyundai. You can schedule a test drive with us to get a close-up look at everything else there is to love about this SUV, and we'll be happy to show it off to you!