When comparing the Toyota Highlander's and the Hyundai PALISADE's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The Hyundai PALISADE has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander's and the Hyundai PALISADE's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander is a better car than the Hyundai PALISADE.
Toyota Highlander vs. Hyundai PALISADE Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Highlander ranges from $39,298 to $53,598 while a used 2023 Hyundai PALISADE is priced between $42,486 to $55,540. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $39,599 and $53,991, with the Hyundai PALISADE priced between $42,796 and $54,539.
Toyota Highlander vs. Hyundai PALISADE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Highlander loses 38.1 percent of its value and the Hyundai PALISADE loses 48.2 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Highlander retains 10.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai PALISADE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 265 horsepower, and the Hyundai PALISADE base engine makes 291 horsepower. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 519 miles. The PALISADE is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. This gives the Toyota Highlander the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai PALISADE. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Hyundai PALISADE has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the area of front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai PALISADE have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai PALISADE have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.