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The Car Connection reviewed the 2020 Hyundai Palisade against one of the most established SUVs on the market, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Here's some of the highlights from their comparison. It looks like the Palisade and Tahoe are similarly matched but the Palisade "offers better value at a reasonable price for families."

The Tahoe and Palisade are deadlocked on our scale. The Tahoe’s blocky exterior and car-like interior are plain, but refreshingly simple compared to others in its class. The big, two-box look has aged well, and although a redesigned Tahoe is on the horizon, we hope it doesn’t stray too far from the simple look that makes the current version endearing in our eyes.

Inside, the Tahoe is simple and straightforward, a column shifter should’ve been our first clue: Chevy’s family hauler is steadfast in its MO for family detail.

The Palisade couldn’t be further from the Tahoe in terms of style, even though we arrive at the same conclusion. The Palisade is Hyundai’s most ornate and biggest crossover to date, and exhibits the automaker’s new direction away from its history of same-ness.
It’s a tie for performance too, again. Also for different reasons.
The Tahoe’s standard 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic and rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s rated to tow up to 8,600 pounds.

An optional 6.2-liter V-8 makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission in some models. Although both engines are equipped with cylinder-shutdown technology, neither one is very fuel-efficient. Similar to the 5.3-liter V-8, the 6.2-liter is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds, which is more than the Palisade.

The Tahoe’s powertrains are stout and powerful, offering plenty of passing power in exchange for its thirst at 18 mpg combined in its most efficient form.
The Palisade relies on a 3.8-liter V-6 that makes 291 hp and 8-speed automatic that’s more efficient, but not as powerful.

The biggest Hyundai’s creamy ride is its key, smothering road imperfections and coddling passengers. The Palisade is relatively fuel-efficient compared to the Tahoe at 22 mpg combined, but not compared to rivals such as the Subaru Ascent.

The Palisade tows up to 5,000 pounds and an optional self-leveling rear suspension can help, but it may not be as confident as the Tahoe.
The Hyundai has more room for interior space thanks to its unibody construction, the load floor is lower and the entry is easier compared to the Tahoe. Behind the first row, second-row riders have more than 40 inches of available leg room. In the third row, the Palisade offers enough leg room for actual adults with more than 30 inches available—the Tahoe’s third row offers barely 25 inches. The Tahoe’s seats will accommodate adults and small children, although more adults will fit into the Palisade (the middle position in the third row is probably too small for a full-size adult, however).

For cargo, the Tahoe’s 15.8 cubic feet is impressive behind the third row, although the Palisade offers 18 cubic feet. With the second row folded, both open up more space—52 cubic feet in the Tahoe compared to 46 in the Palisade. The load floor in the Palisade is lower and more accessible, however, which makes the space more usable.
In the end, we think the Palisade offers better value at a reasonable price for families. Not much separates the two, but the bottom line may be the biggest difference.
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