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Toyota Highlander vs. Hyundai Palisade

When comparing the Toyota Highlander to the Hyundai Palisade, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Hyundai Palisade has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander versus the Hyundai Palisade, the Toyota Highlander is a better car than the Hyundai Palisade.

Toyota Highlander versus Hyundai Palisade Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Highlander ranges from $34,702 to $48,996 while a used Hyundai Palisade from the same model year range is priced between $36,988 to $52,316. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $38,193 and $51,672, with the Hyundai Palisade priced between $37,084 and $51,490.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 295 horsepower, and the Hyundai Palisade base engine makes 291 horsepower. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 501 miles. The Palisade is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Highlander has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Hyundai Palisade.

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2022 Toyota Highlander

2023 Hyundai Palisade

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,193 - $51,672

Used Asking Price:

$34,702 - $48,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,084 - $51,490

Used Asking Price:

$36,988 - $52,316

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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18 / 31
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53 / 61

Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, XSE, Platinum, XLE, L, LE

Trim Levels

Calligraphy, SEL, Limited, SE, XRT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

263 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 501 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 27 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

357 / 508 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Cargo Space:

18 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4145 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4171 lbs

Width:

77.8 inches

Height:

68.9 inches

Length:

196.7 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18