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February 26, 2023
Posted by Chloe Taylor

2023 Hyundai Palisade Vs. 2023 Honda Pilot: A Battle Of Brilliant Mid-size Rides

In a segment that features various middle-sized family-friendly SUVs with mid-range pricing, and endearing looks, the Hyundai Palisade is a top player, and the newly-redesigned Honda Pilot is a serious competitor looking to make a valid statement.

This article will juxtapose both SUVs to help you make an informed decision when leasing your dream three-row mid-size SUV in 2023.

Both SUVs wear new looks for 2023. The Palisade gets an impressive facelift and updated interior, while the Pilot receives a total redesign.

Engine And Transmission

Sitting in the engine bay of every 2023 Hyundai Palisade is a silky 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated V-6 that puts out 291 ponies and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine drives the Palisade’s front wheels via a responsible eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is always available.

The 2023 Honda Pilot is energized by a similar powertrain comprising a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated making 285 horsepower & 262 lb-ft of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the Pilot’s front wheels is standard, though shoppers can choose all-wheel drive. Both SUVs have unique, rugged-looking models and can tow a maximum of 5000 pounds and deliver a smooth ride. In terms of acceleration, the Palisade records a zero-to-60 time of 6.9 seconds, but the Pilot did slightly better at 6.5 seconds.

Fuel Economy

For shoppers looking for the most fuel-efficient option, both SUVs’ ratings are very similar. The Palisade is rated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Pilot is slightly more efficient as it achieves an EPA-rated 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.


The Palisade sports an interior that looks more expensive than it costs. It also has a third row spacious enough for adult passengers. Standard interior features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display, cloth-trimmed seats, and more. Optional features include 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 64-color ambient lighting, dual-panel sunroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, etc.

The all-new Pilot gets a roomier, more attractive interior, but it’s still behind the Palisade’s. There’s an array of exciting standard features like a 7.0-inch  touchscreen, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster, cloth seats, heated front seats, a seven-speaker setup, etc. However, there’s more fun on higher trims with heated and ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, leather-trimmed seats, panoramic roof, etc.

Safety And Driver Assistance

Both Vehicles come well-equipped with cutting-edge safety and driver assistance technologies. So irrespective of which one you opt for, you get the latest features such as;

  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Traffic sign recognition system
  • Driver attention warning
  • Blind spot information monitor
  • Front and rear parking sensors, etc.

To get the best lease deals for new mid-size SUVs like the Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot, VIP Auto Lease is your one-stop. We assure you remarkably affordable prices, hassle-free lease procedures, and a competent team of experts to help you make apt choices when leasing your ideal vehicle.

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